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Meet Beth Deininger
DGSP Lesson Instructor
Beth Deininger is a native of Boyne City, MI and has recently returned to Northern Michigan to share her passion for string pedagogy. As a high school student, she played with Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, the Bay View Festival Orchestra, and the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Beth graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. In 2014, she completed a Master of Music Theory and Master of Violin Performance Pedagogy from University of Colorado Boulder. Beth’s primary teachers have included Mihai Craioveanu, Andy Bruck, Seunghee Lee, Katherine McLin, Margaret Soper-Gutierrez, and Charles Wetherbee.
As a member of the Hope College Symphonette, Beth toured both the continental U.S. and Europe. She was also a member of numerous professional orchestras in southwest Michigan, including the West Michigan Symphony and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. While attending Hope College, Beth taught private lessons, and was the rehearsal manager for Holland Area Junior Strings. In addition to a private studio, she has taught violin and viola at Arizona Music Academy in Phoenix, Arizona, and at The Lesson Studio in Boulder, Colorado.
While at University of Colorado Boulder, Beth continued her research into the lesser known works for violin and orchestra by Eugène Ysaÿe. Her theses explored the pedagogical implications and benefits of his lesser known works, and application of narrative theory as a means of analysis. She aspires to bring all of Ysaÿe’s compositions into the forefront of music academia and pedagogy. Her musical philosophy is rooted in a strong technical foundation with emphasis on musicality and expression. She enjoys teaching a variety of musical styles, and customizes each lesson to her students’ individual needs.
Beth lives in Boyne City with her husband, Nick, and son, Walter.