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About Beryl

Beryl's teaching style emphasizes the importance of daily structured practice.  Setting goals is an important part of making progress, and she enjoys helping students find fun and creative ways to meet those goals!  While she believes music can be challenging, she also feels strongly that music is to be enjoyed.  Every student is different and every student finds joy in different ways.  Beryl hopes to uncover what aspects of music and life bring her students joy, and incorporate that into their musical journey together.

Beryl Rosenblum is an LA-based composer for the screen and stage, as well as an award-winning classical pianist.  Originally from Montclair, New Jersey, Beryl attended Skidmore College as a Filene Music Scholar for classical piano. She has performed piano internationally for audiences in Italy, Belgium, and France, where she participated in piano and chamber music festivals.  Beryl later went on to study film scoring in Paris, France at the Ecole Normale de Musique with Béatrice Thiriet.  In 2022, she received an MFA in film scoring at Columbia College Chicago.

Q&A with Beryl

Which musician would you like to play with?

I would be too nervous to play with any of my idols!

Which musician has influenced you the most?

Probably Sufjan Stevens or Cocteau Twins

What can you teach me better on your instrument than any other teacher?

How to practice and how to avoid injury.

How did you learn to play your instrument?

I took piano lessons from the age of 5, and my mom helped me along the way.

What equipment do you play on today?

Keyboard/piano, banjo, guitar and vocals.

Which personal trait helped you the most while practicing?

My desire to perform, but more likely the support of my teacher and family.

What does your instrument have that others don't?

88 keys!

How do you handle children?

Each child is individual, so I just try to get to know them and understand how they operate, making sure we are comfortable with each other and enjoying our lessons together.

What has been your greatest experience as a musician so far?

Performing and succeeding at things that I’ve found really challenging.

What was the biggest stage you played on?

Probably the stage at Skidmore College.

Which record would you take with you to the desert island?

Impossible to answer, I’d probably end up hating it after listening to it for too long, and I wouldn’t want to do that to any of my favorite bands!

Besides music, what else is important in your life?

My friends and family, happiness, traveling, dogs, chocolate, and a good night’s sleep.

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