Dee Fleming

Dee F.

Kalispell, MT

About Dee F.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Adjunct Music Educator
Aug 1986 - May 1990
Flathead Valley Community College, Lincoln County Branch

I taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Guitar, and a class called Creating Music part time at FVCC for 4 years.

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; 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.

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.

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.

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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
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Vicky May 11, 2016
· Singing · In studio I have learned so much from her
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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.
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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 Great teacher! Dee adapts to my progress and makes learning fun.
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Rosemary B. Feb 18, 2016
· Singing · In studio DEE, IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER, I AM LEARNING DAILY.....ROSEMARY
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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.
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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.
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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.
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