- 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 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 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.
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.
I was a private piano and voice instructor for 4 years at this music store in Scottsdale. AZ
I taught beginning to intermediate guitar classes for this national company, all styles, 2007-2009.
I taught Title I summer school for 7 weeks, summer 2005, 2006, and 2007 for the Scottsdale School District.
I taught choir and orchestra classes at several elementary and middle schools in Montana for public school districts, part time, for 17 years.
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.
I taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Guitar, and a class called Creating Music part time at FVCC for 4 years.
Music K-12 certificate, Standard Secondary Education certificate, renewed until September, 2018.
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.
I hold a Library Science certification, K-12 from University of Montana/Western.
I hold a current music education degree from Montana State University.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.
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!
Very patient, personable and good at communicating with children
I have learned so much from her
I have learned a huge amount from Dee. She teaches very well and I see improvement with every lesson. I definitely recommend her.
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.
Great teacher! Dee adapts to my progress and makes learning fun.
DEE, IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER, I AM LEARNING DAILY.....ROSEMARY
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.
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.
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.
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.+ Read More
Dee has been excellent so far and our son really likes the challenging and fun way she teaches!
Dee is an excellent teacher and helped me a lot.
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
Only had one lesson so far. So far so good
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.
Dee has a great broad knowledge of different instruments. She teaches to your needs and I've been so happy with my lessons!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Dee is great! My granddaughter really enjoys her lessons with her. She's very patient, observant and encouraging!
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.+ Read More
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!!!!!+ Read More
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.)