Dee Fleming

Dee F.

Kalispell, MT
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Dee delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1983

*** 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 25 YEARS. I 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 am completing a Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership currently at Grand Canyon University. 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.

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Experience

Adjunct Faculty, Music
Jan 2017 - Present
Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana

I taught Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Guitar, as well as Creating Music, at FVCC, 1986-1990. I taught Intermediate Guitar and History of Jazz Spring Semester 2017, and currently Fall Semester am teaching Intermediate Guitar and 2 sections of Piano In Class.

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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.

Music Educator
Aug 1986 - May 2003
Various school districts in Montana

I taught choir and orchestra classes at several elementary and middle schools in Montana for public school districts, part time, for 17 years.

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, part time.

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

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Standard Secondary Education, 7-12; Music K-12
Sep 2012
Arizona Department of Education

Music K-12 certificate, Standard Secondary Education certificate, renewed until September, 2018.

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. Certification renewed until September, 2018. 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

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.

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Music Teachers National Association
Mar 1986

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.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
May 1976

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.

Photos & Videos

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

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Dee  enjoys teaching students of all ages, and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership at Grand Canyon University.

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Music is a lifelong skill.  Have fun learning to play an instrument!

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Dee is an  actress, and theatrical vocal coach; a published member of ASCAP.

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Swing Memories Big Band at a venue in Phoenix--18 piece band--I play guitar, including solos, and substitute for the pianist.

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Charisma Jazz Duo, Dee Fleming, Vocals/Guitar; Geoff Andress, Vocals/Piano.
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27 Reviews

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Ashley T. Sep 9, 2017
Piano · In home

Dee was a delight. I love how she just knew what level I needed by talking with her on the phone.

Angel May 19, 2017
Organ · Online

Dee,at the very beginning has a special way of making my 12 year old comfortable and be herself, and learn. She has made every minute count and yet,made the time pass by so quickly.
The very first day,Angel,my 12 year old daughter said "Mom--I like her"---plus,look at her qualifications ---and you will know that we found a rare gem in her!

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Autumn Apr 24, 2017
Violin · Online

Very patient, personable and good at communicating with children

Vicky May 11, 2016
Singing · In studio

I have learned so much from her

Stephen Barnett Mar 10, 2016
Singing · In studio

I have learned a huge amount from Dee. She teaches very well and I see improvement with every lesson. I definitely recommend her.

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

Ken C. Mar 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Great teacher! Dee adapts to my progress and makes learning fun.

Rosemary B. Feb 18, 2016
Singing · In studio

DEE, IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER, I AM LEARNING DAILY.....ROSEMARY

Nancy M. Jan 19, 2016
Piano · In studio

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.

Shang W. Jan 14, 2016
Singing · In studio

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.

Sadia Zubairi Nov 1, 2015
Violin · In home

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.

David L. Oct 27, 2015
Mandolin · In studio

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

Dee has been excellent so far and our son really likes the challenging and fun way she teaches!

Harriette G. Sep 23, 2015
Piano · In home

Dee is an excellent teacher and helped me a lot.

todd C. Sep 23, 2015
Piano · In home

Dee has been great and creative in teaching piano in a fun and challenging fashion to my daughter and son. I would recommend her highly

Chloe P. Sep 15, 2015
Singing · In home

Only had one lesson so far. So far so good

Zabrina Aug 27, 2015
Cello · In home

Dee is incredibly patient and caring with my son AND me. Not only is he new to playing, but I am very busy and somewhat disorganized. Not to mention all the siblings wandering about the house. She is easy to work with and a joy for the whole family.

Jed A. Jul 29, 2015
Upright Bass · In home

Dee has a great broad knowledge of different instruments. She teaches to your needs and I've been so happy with my lessons!

TJ D. Jul 27, 2015
Singing · In studio

She was incredibly patient and helpful from the start. I am a beginner and she walked me through the basics and then let me work my way through my struggles while giving me notes on what to work on for next time. I highly recommend her!

julius S. Jul 23, 2015
Upright Bass · In home

Inspiring

Jorden H. Jun 19, 2015
Viola · In home

On behalf of Jorden, she truly enjoyed her session. She liked the guidance, direction and takeaways and practicing as instructed to be ready for her next session. Thank you Dee!

Krista G. Jun 3, 2015
Cello · In home

Dee is a pro, our kids have improved and she keeps them challenged. Would recommend her to any parent looking for a dependable and talented music teacher.

Mike D. May 21, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

Great teacher. Quickly corrected years of technical mistakes. She covered a wide variety of fundamentals in a short time covering a broad range of music.

Christopher G. May 19, 2015
Guitar · In home

Dee is great! My granddaughter really enjoys her lessons with her. She's very patient, observant and encouraging!

Melanie S. Apr 7, 2015
Singing · In studio

Dee is a wonderful instructor. She has extensive experience both in the musical field and with teaching. She sets forth a structured easy-to-follow program for practice. She is very personable, inspiring, and gives honest and helpful feedback. I would definitely enjoy having Dee as a teacher again.

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David H. Mar 31, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Dee has done an outstanding job, taking an old dog and teaching new tricks, like playing the guitar.. I had no music background and thought myself to be tone deaf. But, in 3 short months she has me picking, strumming (several different types) and thumb plucking. I really appreciate her professionalism, upbeat attitude and most of all her patience. Highly reccommended!!!!!

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Jed A. Feb 13, 2015
Upright Bass · In home

Ms. Fleming is an excellent teacher, patient, encouraging, and working from a
broad range of experience. As a teacher myself (English), I really appreciate those qualities. Her experience across multiple instruments and music genres is especially appealing to me, as I play several instruments and am interested in many types of music. She gives me hope that I can develop some facility on
upright bass, a dream I have had since I was a boy. (Note: Her insights into how to practice are really helpful.)

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