Class Description: Get your passports ready. We are “traveling” the world to study global music and create instruments from the countries on our itinerary. Each day, students will land in a new city to explore the music, dance, and landmarks of the local region. Come away with knowledge and appreciation of global cultures and collect passport stamps to prove it! Teacher: Beth Blaskovich has always made music an integral part of her life. From a very young age, a desire to play piano turned into a lifelong passion. Upon earning her music degree at the University of Montana, Beth had the opportunity to tour throughout Europe performing in both a piano trio and vocal ensemble. While residing in the music capital of the world, Vienna, Austria, Beth broadened her musical resume studying orchestral conducting, opera history and pedagogical technique through the Orff and Kodaly Institutes. Her strong ethic of service to her community has drawn her to roles in homeless outreach, education outreach in West Africa and hurricane Katrina relief/rebuild efforts. Beth has provided the leadership and direction for the start up of both local and international nonprofits. Beth has a passion for travel and has followed this throughout the world. She strives to bring this ethic of service and a desire to discover new music throughout her travels. Her graduate studies in Public Administration/Nonprofit Management have provided an extensive and diverse skill set that enable Beth to successfully wear the many hats of a leader. Before relocating to Steamboat, Beth shared her love of music with students of all ages, operating her own piano studio and music immersion summer camps. As a musician and nonprofit leader, Beth feels there is no better way to be of service to the community than through creating and sharing music.