Dee Fleming

Dee F.

Scottsdale, AZ

About Dee F.

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Dee teaches: Ages 5 to 80
Special needs
Teaching since: August 1983
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

*** Travel Equipment ***
Books. Students must have their own instrument (keyboards are acceptable for taking piano lessons). I always council students on brand, quality of instrument they are purchasing before they buy it.

*** Specialties *** I have been a public school music educator for over 20 years, and have taught band, orchestra, and choir which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I also have been a language and reading tutor for over 6 years and have worked with students with special needs for over 10 years.
I studied classical guitar with master guitarist, Christopher Parkening, at Montana State University where I graduated with a B.M.E. I also did graduate work at MSU in composition. I teach Suzuki piano and violin. I am an accomplished composer/songwriter with many published and recorded songs and instrumental works through ASCAP. I endeavor to make learning fun, and enjoy teaching students of all ages!

Online student requirements: A fast, reliable COMPUTER; HIGH SPEED INTERNET (at least 400 kbps); SKYPE software; WEBCAM (preferably HD); MICROPHONE (most laptops or tablets have mikes built in). Be sure your camera is focused on you and your instrument, if applicable.

Photos and Videos

Dee performs on piano/vocals at resorts, restaurants, and private parties.

Experience

Music Educator

Sep 2003 - May 2014
Scottsdale Unified School District

I have 9 years experience as a choral and general music educator, grades 4-8; and 2 years experience as an orchestra director, grades 4-8 for this school district.

Private piano, voice instructor

Aug 2005 - Jun 2009
Music Masters store

I was a private piano and voice instructor for 4 years at this music store in Scottsdale. AZ

Private Guitar Instructor

Aug 2007 - May 2009
Midi For Kids, Inc.

I taught beginning to intermediate guitar classes for this national company, all styles, 2007-2009.

Title I Tutor, Summer School

Jun 2005 - Jul 2007
Scottsdale Unified School District

I taught Title I summer school for 7 weeks, summer 2005, 2006, and 2007 for the Scottsdale School District.

Adjunct Music Educator

Aug 1990 - Jun 2000
University of Montana, Western

I have 10 years experience teaching Creating Music 101, Piano in Class 101, Basic Guitar 121, Intermediate Guitar 102, and Advanced Guitar 103 for University of Montana/Western.

Education

Masters Degree--Teacher Leadership

Jun 2013 - Present
Grand Canyon University, Glendale, AZ

English As A Second Language endorsement, K-12

Aug 2004 - Mar 2007
University of Phoenix

Library Science

Jul 1997 - Jun 1998
University of Montana

Graduate Work, Composition

Aug 1983 - Mar 1984
Montana State University

Bachelor of Music Education

Aug 1971 - Feb 1976
Montana State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Standard Secondary Education, 7-12;English As A Second Language, K

Sep 2012
Arizona Department of Education

Standard Secondary Education, grades 7-12 with English As A Second Language endorsement, grades K-12

Standard Secondary Education, 7-12; Music K-12

Sep 2012
Arizona Department of Education

Standard Secondary Education cert. with Music grades K-12.

English As A Second Language, K-12

Mar 2007
University of Phoenix

I hold a current English As A Second Language endorsement, K-12 through the University of Phoenix. I also hold a CURRENT Arizona fingerprint clearance card which expires on 04/04/2018.

Library Science, K-12

Jun 1998
University of Montana/Western

I hold a Library Science certification, K-12 from University of Montana/Western.

Music Education, K-12

Mar 1976
Montana State University

I hold a current music education degree from Montana State University.

Awards

TEN YEAR SERVICE AWARD

May 2013
Scottsdale Unified School District, Scottsdale, Arizona

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR, Marquis Edition, Who's Who Among American Women

Sep 2008
Marquis Book Edition, Who'a Who, 2007,2008

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR

Oct 2006
Marquis Edition, Who's Who of American Women, 2006

Affiliations

National Education Association

Aug 2005
NEA

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

Music Teachers National Association

Mar 1986
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

May 1976
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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24 Reviews on Dee F.

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Vicky May 11, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have learned so much from her
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Stephen Barnett Mar 10, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have learned a huge amount from Dee. She teaches very well and I see improvement with every lesson. I definitely recommend her.
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Jolanta Rode Mar 1, 2016
Singing · In studio
Dee gets the student to work hard and practice. She is flexible and willing to adjust hours and days when things come up.
Overall, I have been happy with my lessons progress and motivation.
Thanks Dee
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Ken C. Mar 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher! Dee adapts to my progress and makes learning fun.
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Rosemary B. Feb 18, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
DEE, IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER, I AM LEARNING DAILY.....ROSEMARY
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Nancy M. Jan 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am a 52 year old who has never played an instrument nor do I know how to read music. Dee was more patient with me than I was with myself. I would recommend 30 minute sessions instead of 45 minutes. It is a lot to handle when starting from square one.
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Shang W. Jan 14, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I would recommend Dee to anyone who would like to learn sining. She customizes every single exercise for you to help you improve. She's also very patience and nice.
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Sadia Zubairi Nov 1, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Our experience with Dee has been very positive. She is punctual, very professional and pleasant with the kids. I would recommend her to another family looking for a music tutor for their child.
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David L. Oct 27, 2015
Mandolin · In studio
Verified Student
My mandolin lesson was a great experience. I found Dee to be extremely helpful with my lesson and it was obvious that she has great teaching skills and was able to convey ideas clearly. She has experience with multiple musical instruments and has real world band experience to support her teaching. I look forward to continuing my lessons.
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Stephanie V. Sep 23, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Dee has been excellent so far and our son really likes the challenging and fun way she teaches!