Announcements

Find my new blog at: http://lessonsbybeth.blogspot.com/

I will figure out how to make it post here as well.  There's got to be a way!

Classes November 1-Dec 31, 2017

posted Nov 6, 2017, 10:05 AM by Beth Battey

Thursday 11/2 Beginning Knitting at SPUN 11-2pm- call the shop to sign up!
Friday 11/3 Crochet Beaded Bracelets at Pittsfield AADL 1-3pm
Saturday 11/4 Beginning Crochet at SPUN 10-1pm - call the shop to sign up!
Thursday 11/9 Churchmouse Crochet Flower Scarf at SPUN 11-2pm - Call the shop to sign up!
Thursday 11/9 Copper Wire Jewelry at Downtown AADL  7:00 pm to 8:45 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Saturday 11/11 Beginning Crochet at Traverwood AADL 2-5pm
Thursday 12/7 Chainmaille Jewelry at Traverwood AADL 6:30-8:45pm
Sunday 12/17 Felt Ball Fun at Pittsfield AADL 2-3:30pm

New Business Venture: Glass Gem Jewelry Shop

posted Jun 5, 2015, 5:21 AM by Beth Battey

I've jumped in with all 4 feet on this one - I've been making jewelry like mad since Christmas and to my surprise, people want to purchase my pieces!  So I'm going to work on making it a real business venture.  I have a FB page for Glass Gem Jewelry (to be active soon) and I will get the tab up and running here for the Glass Gem Jewelry Shop - everything from creative wire work to glass and semi precious beads.  I'm excited to share my creativity with all of you (and if some people want to have a little bit of my creativity for their own, I won't complain)!

In addition to this new venture, I've also taught a class or two on jewelry making now.  Do let me know if you have a group that would like to learn a little bit more about working with wire to create some fancy designs.

Coral Reef on Display at Ann Arbor District Library

posted Apr 23, 2015, 2:00 PM by Beth Battey   [ updated Apr 23, 2015, 2:01 PM ]

For the last 10-11 months I've been creating a crochet coral reef display and playscape for the tot table in the children's section.  It's awesome fun and nice bright colors.  Go check it out in person if you're in town or near by.  If not, here are some photos of it on display.  Be sure to check out my Facebook page for more photos of the reef.  https://www.facebook.com/LessonsByBeth







Fall Classes 2014

posted Sep 29, 2014, 7:49 AM by Beth Battey

Class List Announcement 8/2014-12/2014 - Updated

New Classes with A2 Rec & Ed


Starting this fall I will be offering two classes through Ann Arbor's Recreation and Education Department.  Folk music and dance - including, but not limited to, play party dances, contra dances, English dance and long sword dancing.  Grades K-8.

Also I will be offering a finger knitting class where students in 2nd - 8th grade will learn to finger knit and then weave their knit strands into squares to make coasters, blankets, pillow covers, or mini rugs.

Keep a look out in the Ann Arbor Rec & Ed flyers as well as in their catalogue for fall.  (Both classes are currently scheduled for Ann Arbor Open School, finger knitting will also be at Wines.)


Find me also at the Michigan Dance Heritage Fall Dance Weekend (Sept 19-21) for a Adult and Kid's Music class and some Felt Ball Fun!

Classes at Ann Arbor Library

This fall I will be continuing to teach some classes with the Ann Arbor Library.  Current dates and classes are:

Crochet Beaded Bracelets October 18th, 1pm - 4pm 

Mini Monster Stuffies October 25th, 1pm - 4pm

NEW! - Felt Ball Fun November 9, 2014 - 1 - 2:30pm

German Paper Stars December 13th - 1pm - 3pm

New this year is a class with Saline Library


Geometric Origami November 10th 3pm-4:30pm

Chelsea Music Classes



Music & dance classes for children and their adults are the last Wednesday of every even numbered month(except December) at 10:30am-11:15am.  Next classes are Wednesday, August 27th and October 29th.

Hope to see you at a few of my classes this fall!

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Classes 


Check out Rec & Ed's Classes listed by school.  

New Classes with A2 Rec & Ed

posted Aug 19, 2014, 10:42 AM by Beth Battey

Starting this fall I will be offering two classes through Ann Arbor's Recreation and Education Department.  Folk music and dance - including, but not limited to, play party dances, contra dances, English dance and long sword dancing.  Grades K-8.

Also I will be offering a finger knitting class where students in 2nd - 8th grade will learn to finger knit and then weave their knit strands into squares to make coasters, blankets, pillow covers, or mini rugs.

Keep a look out in the Ann Arbor Rec & Ed flyers as well as in their catalogue for fall.  (Both classes are currently scheduled for Ann Arbor Open School, finger knitting will also be at Wines.)

Upcoming Classes 2014

posted Mar 29, 2014, 5:39 PM by Beth Battey   [ updated Mar 29, 2014, 5:41 PM ]

AADL - Pittsfield - April 5th - Beginning Crochet 1-4pm
AADL - Downtown - April 9th - Origami 7-8:45pm
AADL - Pittsfield - April 13th - Felt Ball Fun 2-3:30
Chelsea Library - April 30 - 10:30-11:15am Music for Kids
AADL - Downtown - June 7th - Yarn Bombing the Library 11:30-2pm 
Chelsea Library - June 25 - 10:30-11:15am Music for Kids
Chelsea Library - August 27 - 10:30-11:15am Music for Kids

Craft Classes at AADL

posted Jan 17, 2013, 12:31 PM by Beth Battey

Upcoming classes at the Ann Arbor District Library include: 
Beaded Edge Crochet - Sunday, February 10th, 1-4pm (location TBD)
Felt Ball Fun - for all ages! - Tuesday, February 19th, 7-8:30pm Mallets Creek
Beaded Edge Crochet - Sunday, April 4th, 6:30-8:30pm (location TBD)
Beaded Crochet Bracelet - Sunday, April 14th, 1-4pm (location TBD)
Beginning Knitting - Sunday, May 19th, 1-3pm Downtown Library

Now Accepting Credit Cards

posted Nov 3, 2010, 5:53 AM by Beth Battey

Check books and cash are not staples of everyone's pocket book these days, but credit cards are.  To make life easier I've decided to join the 21st century and begin accepting credit cards as a possible payment option for lessons.

Ask me about details!

Time to Schedule Summer Lessons

posted May 20, 2010, 6:19 AM by Beth Battey

Looking for an activity for your child to do this summer so they're not "bored"?  Try summer music lessons!  Have a 4th-going on 5th grader that wants to start band in the fall?  Give them a leg up on their new instrument with beginning lessons on their new instrument.

I teach piano, guitar, recorder, flute, oboe, cornet/trumpet and clarinet.

Now scheduling summer-time lessons.  M-Th between 11am and 6pm.  Email me with your preferred times and days.  Please be sure to include any vacation weeks/days you are taking so we can work to schedule around those dates as well.

There will be no lessons June 19-27 or July 19-27.

I look forward to working with you and your children this summer!

Music Class Thursday

posted Mar 9, 2010, 5:51 AM by Beth Battey

I'm looking forward to teaching the new music class on Thursday.  Still spaces open in all 3 classes.  It's going to be so much fun!

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