Home Studio

Home Studio

Beth has over 20 years teaching experience in New Zealand, Australia, Germany and England. She has been a piano teaching staff at numerous music foundations and for Young Musicians Program at New Zealand School of Music. She can prepare students for all grade levels, including ATCL/Diploma and beyond. Beth is a friendly and approachable teacher for students of all ages. Lessons for children are reward based and fun.

Beth is an associate member of The Institute of Registered Music Teachers of NZ 


Lessons at Ridgway School & Home Studio

Lessons at Ridgway School are on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. There is an upright piano in the piano room next to the school office entrance. Students are fetched during class for the lessons.

Lessons at Beth's home studio run Monday to Friday in Owhiro Bay. Her studio is equipped with a grand piano and an upright piano.

Vacancy is limited at both places. Please call 0212049842 or email to register your interest bethchen@bethchenpiano.com

Beth’s students have been highly successful in exams and piano competitions.  Students are taught theory, technical studies and a variety of piano repertoire.  Lessons for a beginner includes pieces from method book, note-reading app and theory. For intermediate to advanced students, additional elements such as technical exercises, sight-reading and aural skills are introduced as needed. After intermediate level, students can choose to do exams and competitions.  Beth encourages students to be passionate about their piano playing and is happy to follow the student's musical taste.  Requests of  favourite pop song/movie themes/jazz pieces are always welcome. Beth's focus points are on building a solid technique, expanding musical understanding and to foster a life-long love for music. 


Young Musicians Program is for upper primary and high school students at New Zealand School of Music (Gate 7, Kelburn Parade, Victoria University).  Beth teaches the classical piano class (Saturdays 10:30am - 12pm) and chamber music ensembles (12pm - 2pm). Admission is by audition and a minimum of grade 3 is required. For more information and enrolments, see YMP's website.