Beth Turco

Turco, Beth
Suzuki Department Director


[toggle title= “Bio”] Beth Turco joined MacPhail’s Suzuki piano faculty in 1984, and has more than 30 years experience teaching students ages 3 to 18 of all levels and abilities. Her individualized approach to teaching piano allows her to develop close connections with students so she can discover the teaching style that works best. Beth maintains a high musical standard in a supportive learning environment

She has Suzuki training in all of the piano book levels, and her students have won a variety of competitions at MacPhail including Junior Honors, Honors, Concerto and Aria and Crescendo certificates, and are state piano contest winners. Beth is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Suzuki Association of Minnesota, and the Suzuki Piano Teachers Guild. She has served as Director of the Suzuki program at MacPhail since 2011.

She holds a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and a Masters of Music in Piano Performance from University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a fellowship in accompanying.

Beth participates in these supplementary programs for students:
Suzuki Association of Minnesota Graduation

MacPhail Crescendo for Piano

MMTA State Piano Competitions

Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Exams


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2018 Spring Teaching Schedule[

2017-2018 Suzuki Department Calendar

Piano Group Classes


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2017 Summer Practice Challenge

FY18 practice chart

Book1 Review chart


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Elle’s Suzuki Seniors concert
Halloween Recital
Halloween Recital
Halloween Recital


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