Columbia College Chicago

Meet the Faculty

Bette Coulson

Preferred Student Age: Any.

Preferred Student Level:

What do you want to impart to your students through your teaching?

The craft of creating music.

Are there specific methods or techniques that you use in your teaching that may be important to share with prospective students?

Traditional methods tailored to individual students.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Passing music and piano technique on to the next generation.

Briefly describe your musical pursuits outside Sherwood.
Keyboard coordinator for Columbia College, co-wrote text book for Columbia College piano class, performances of the Lakeside Piano Duo, soloist, and adjudicator for competitions.

What is your earliest musical experience or best musical memory?
Family sing-a-longs.

Please describe one of your favorite teachers or mentors.

Bill Browning, Chicago accompanist and coach

What is your favorite type of music?
Contemporary, classical and impressionistic.