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Born in Mexico City, Beatriz holds a Concert Pianist Diploma from the Conservatory of Music of Mexico, where she graduated with honors after she studied with Maria Teresa Rodriguez, one of Mexico's finest pianists. She also holds a Master Degree in Piano Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she was a student of Dallas Symphony Pianist Alfred Mouledous.

In Mexico she was a soloist with the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Bellas Artes (Fine Arts) Chamber Orchestra, Conservatory Symphony Orchestra and others, and has performed in most major concert halls including Carlos Chavez, Palacio de Mineria, Sala Ponce and Julian Carrillo with live performances for University of Mexico Radio (UNAM). With her husband, cellist Andrew Snow, she formed the Chicago Pan-American Ensemble, a chamber music group that performs the cello and piano repertoire and also invites guests artists to play trios, quartets, quintets, etc.

Beatriz is an active performer as a recitalist, chamber musician and accompanist with more than 20 years of experience playing for university recitals (Northwestern University, DePaul University, Northern Illinois and many more), competitions, auditions, festivals, master classes, choirs, and studio recitals.

For more than 20 years, Beatriz has taught students of all ages and levels, typically starting students as young as 5 years old. She was part of the Piano Faculty at Betty Haag Suzuki School for almost a decade, also working as an accompanist for her violin studio. Since 1997, Beatriz holds a private piano studio for ages 4 to adult at her home in Mount Prospect. She presents 2 studio recitals a year, Winter and Spring, at a venue with a concert grand piano. All her piano students are required to participate at the recitals, in which they perform one or 2 solos, and a duet or other ensemble (trio, etc), and students adequately prepared are encouraged to participate in Solo and Ensemble contests. In addition to playing duets with her students, Beatriz has guests artists in all her recitals so children can listen to great chamber music repertoire and also explore the endless possibilities of the piano as a partner with violin, cello, voice and other instruments.

Her teaching method is a combination of Suzuki (for very young players) and traditional repertoire, covering music from Renaissance to Contemporary; and with an emphasis in technique and sight reading. All students will study scales, arpeggios and etudes in addition to their repertoire, and will learn several pieces during the semester, but will perform only their best selection(s). Beatriz has the strong belief that all children can learn to play with a strong technical foundation, parents involvement and support, encouragement and guidance from the teacher, and of course with consistency in practicing. Beatriz is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and CAMTA (Chicago Area Music Teachers Association).

Beatriz is also part of the piano faculty at DePaul University Music Department, Community Division, and at Midwest Young Artists for the Summer Young Musicians Chamber Music Workshop (since 2009).

Email: chicagopanamericanensemble@gmail.com
Website: www.chicagopanamericanensemble.com

Studio Location
1205 E. Ironwood Dr.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 913-2629