If you are interested in expanding your capacity to self-express through the arts, in your work and in your life, try my coaching. I can help you liberate yourself from what’s blocking you from being more natural and self-expressed. And I use the tools of improvisation and emotional healing.
Improvisation is about self-expression without the restriction of sheet music. Thank you for the session, it was amazing. I can’t believe how my emotions came through on the piano. I’m looking forward to playing and growing as a musician.Catalina Guzman, Springfield, Oregon
Hi There, I’m Beth Green, and I create music on the spot as a professional improvisational pianist. In a sense, I am also “improvising” in writing, counseling, even leading long workshops and more, because I connect to myself and/or the essence of what I’m creating, and the words, music, movements just flow. It seems like magic, but it’s not. It comes from a combination of my natural intuitive and artistic gifts AND a lot of healing and self-awareness. I might be able to help you increase your capacities. I can’t give you a natural gift, but I can help you develop it through practice and the process of expositing and releasing what gets in the way.
What I Do & What I Offer
I use improvisation and emotional healing to support my clients. First, let’s talk about improvisation. Improvisation is the process of expressing yourself without a script, a score or any internal structure. It both enables and requires you to connect to yourself authentically, and it provides a great pathway toward your enhanced self-expression in anything you do, even if you end up using a structure. As a musician, I do only free improvisation, meaning I have NO structure when I begin to play. I don’t improvise based on a song or a pre-planned chord progression. I just improvise based on what’s in my heart. In fact, my hands move around the keyboard and the music just comes out. But, of course, you don’t have to improvise the way I do. You could improvise on a song, a chord progression, a motif, a rhythm, or you could do it all. And I use improvisation throughout my life. As a speaker, counselor, Facebook personality, author and workshop leader, I also improvise, connecting to myself and bringing forward what is inside. It’s all the same process.
Now let’s talk about emotional healing. That’s about discovering, uncovering and ultimately releasing the blocks that constrict the free flow of our energy. Intuitive healing work has been my career since 1980, when I first discovered my ability to intuitively connect to people and to intuitively “see” and sense past and current relationships, incidents and attitudes that have conditioned them to destructive and self-destructive behaviors. For over 40 years, I have helped people through individual and couple’s counseling, workshops, groups, retreats, classes and more, enabling people to release patterns that inhibit their growth and happiness. People develop their self-awareness and strengthen their ability to change behaviors that hurt them and others. And I have used these skills to help people liberate their creativity.
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About My Musical Background
If you want to know about my musical background, check out my biography here. My journey with music is truly amazing, and you might even find it inspiring to learn why I started improvising at the age of 73 and where it has taken me. To hear me play, you can also check out my weekly program called Beth Green’s Magical Piano Improvisations, which I livestream every Thursday at 7 pm Pacific time at my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GrannyRocksOn, where I have over 10,000 followers. And I have just released my first 100% improvised solo piano album “Peace Beyond Reason: Piano Improvisations from the Soul.” (I published five albums prior to my taking off as an improvisational pianist.) You’ll be able to hear and purchase it on all the streaming platforms. Explore my website, www.bethgreen.org, to learn about my other offerings, musical and counseling, including five other albums of composed music.
“Beth Green has brought back to us a tradition that has been eclipsed in classical music for centuries, namely improvisation. Her precedents for piano improvisation at the highest level were Chopin and Liszt in the 19th century and all the Bach composers in the 18th. Why has such an important phenomenon of musical thinking disappeared for so long? I am so happy to still be alive and see the resurgence of this great art, thanks to Beth .”Christine Berl, Model, Former Performing Pianist & Composer
Dear Fellow Music Lovers & Fellow Travelers on This Earth
I believe in improvisation and healing as a means to liberate myself and others, and I want to help whoever I can. Let’s give it a try. I hope I can help you free yourself from whatever fears, beliefs or conditioning may be limiting you or even holding you back altogether from expressing yourself on the piano or in any other way.
A particular word to classical musicians. I have been told over and over that I do not play classical music, because I improvise. Nonsense! Bach, Chopin, Liszt were prodigious improvisers. Improvisation is traditional in classical music and I would like to see it come back. Let’s do it together.
A creative life is a more satisfying life. I would like to help you, too, if possible.