Beth Vandervennet

Beth foraged her way to music school for a stimulating and well- rounded college education at University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Kent State University.  All that action in the Midwest drove her westward to explore the music and arts scene in the San Francisco Bay area.  Beth has called Oakland home for over 20 years, while bathing herself in a wonderful variety of music making:  From Orchestral masterpieces to Squid Inc. Strings mashups, from original Pagan Lounge sounds of Rosin Coven, haunting soundscapes of Fertile Void to traditional chamber music of the grand masters.  
In addition to working privately with a robust group of dedicated children and adults, Beth is also a committed lead teaching artist and community team player throughout Oakland in programs such as the Oakland Symphony’s MUSE (Music for Excellence program) as well as a creative arts advocate promoting that music makes our lives and the world a richer place to be.   


Full Name:
Beth Vandervennet
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Institutional Affiliation:

Oakland Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, Marin Symphony, Vallejo Symphony

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Instrument/Voice Types Taught:
Cello, Chamber Music, Orchestral Excerpts & Audition Coaching, Music as a Metaphor
All Ages

University of Michigan

Carnegie Mellon University

Kent State University

Years Teaching:
Over 30 years teaching experience
Lesson Rate:
$90 (1hr)/ $75 (45min)/ $60 (30min)
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