PianoPianist Betsy Green studied with Katherine Glaser at the Fine Arts Building. Ms. Green has taught piano privately to adults and children (beginners to advanced students) in Chicago for more than 15 years. She has worked with students from Latin, Parker, Ogden, University of Chicago Lab School, Anshe Emet and the Chicago City Day School (CCDS). Ms. Green has taught adult amateur and professional pianists.

She is a nationally certified member of the Chicago Area Music Teachers Association (CAMTA) which is a part of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). She is also a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Ms. Green customizes her approach with each individual — she is very good at trouble-shooting and helping her students zero in on the challenging aspects of their piano pieces. As an experienced pianist, Ms. Green believes that music is an extraordinary outlet and is essentially a joyful pursuit — one to be shared and appreciated.

Betsy Green is also a free lance pianist, music director, and vocal coach. She has worked with three composers, William Russo, Claudia Howard Queen, and Michael Druzinsky.

She was the collaborative pianist for several of Russo’s art songs performed at the Chicago Cultural Center (New Music Chicago Concert). She also performed with her duet partner, Davida Newman, at Preston Bradley Hall and she was the solo pianist for the “Meet the Pianist” program at the Cultural Center. Ms. Green performed “The Bird” by Michael Druzinsky at the Green Mill.

WFMT has broadcast Ms. Green performing Claudia Queen’s music and WBEZ has broadcast Ms. Green performing selections from “Titans”, a musical by Michael Dorf and Claudia Queen.

Ms. Green has been the pianist and/or music director for productions performed at the Theatre Building, Merle Reskin Theatre and Chicago City Hall. Most recently, she was the pianist and lyricist for “Bleeding Cubby Blue”, currently available on iTunes and Amazon (and on 40,000 TouchTunes Juke Boxes across the U.S.). Ms. Green has also been a collaborative pianist for a vocal performance at the Schubertiade 2010 and 2011.