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Dee F.
Kalispell, Montana
I've been a pro guitar player for 25 years. Learn acoustic guitar with me!
Over 20 years teaching guitar privately, and 25 years experience performing professionally on guitar. Lessons are tailored to the students' interests and goals. Have fun learning with me!
About Dee F.

I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from University of Phoenix and teach non-English learners English. I have performed concerts professionally as a jazz and classical pianist, and guitarist, for over 20 years. I also have been a language and reading tutor for over 6 years in Arizona and have worked with students with special needs for over 10 years. I have a Language Arts college minor and have taught Middle and High School Language Arts in Montana public schools. I also teaching acting lessons, and have acted in numerous theater plays and films. I have been a Middle and High School substitute teacher in Science, Language Arts, and Reading teacher for 15 years part time. I studied classical guitar with master guitarist, Christopher Parkening, at Montana State University where I graduated with a BACHELOR IN MUSIC EDUCATION, K-12; piano and voice were my focus of study. I also did graduate work at MSU in composition. I am completing a MASTER'S 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); 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. For 2021 students, follow customer service directions for Take Lessons Classroom. Students who cancel lessons without a 24 hour notice may incur a charge. Learning materials may be provided by the instructor. *** 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.

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Dee F.
Kalispell, Montana
I've been a pro guitar player for 25 years. Learn acoustic guitar with me!
Over 20 years teaching guitar privately, and 25 years experience performing professionally on guitar. Lessons are tailored to the students' interests and goals. Have fun learning with me!
About Dee F.

I have been a private studio teacher of piano, guitar, voice, violin, mandolin for over 30 years. I have taught band, orchestra, and choir in public schools for over 20 years, which enables me to teach many instruments and voice. I hold an ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT, K-12, from University of Phoenix and teach non-English learners English. I have performed concerts professionally as a jazz and classical pianist, and guitarist, for over 20 years. I also have been a language and reading tutor for over 6 years in Arizona and have worked with students with special needs for over 10 years. I have a Language Arts college minor and have taught Middle and High School Language Arts in Montana public schools. I also teaching acting lessons, and have acted in numerous theater plays and films. I have been a Middle and High School substitute teacher in Science, Language Arts, and Reading teacher for 15 years part time. I studied classical guitar with master guitarist, Christopher Parkening, at Montana State University where I graduated with a BACHELOR IN MUSIC EDUCATION, K-12; piano and voice were my focus of study. I also did graduate work at MSU in composition. I am completing a MASTER'S 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); 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. For 2021 students, follow customer service directions for Take Lessons Classroom. Students who cancel lessons without a 24 hour notice may incur a charge. Learning materials may be provided by the instructor. *** 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.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1983

Education

Masters Degree--Teacher Leadership

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks Spanish, English

Speaks {{languages}}

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Dee knows exactly whqt I need to work on, she has helped me tremendously. I highly recommend her as vocal instructor especially for male voices.

Posted Feb 7, 2022
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I have been taking lessons for over a year with Dee. I started with mandolin and then switched to piano. Dee is very knowledgeable about both instruments and is an extremely patient and approachable teacher. I’m an older student so I really appreciate her patience and ability to challenge me at the right level. I’ve tried other teachers that were either too rigid or too unstructured and Dee is neither. I highly recommend Dee as a music instructor, she clearly has a lot of experience and knowledge about how to teach.

Posted Nov 22, 2021
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Very patient and understanding person. At my age of 62 and trying to learn the bass along with the challenges of issues brought by life, these sessions have become therapeutic in nature....

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Music Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present
Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana
I taught Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Guitar; and Creating Music at Flathead Valley Community College, 1986-1990. I taught Piano In Class, Intermediate Piano, Intermediate Guitar, Advanced Guitar, Spring Semester, Summer Session, 2018; Fall Session, Piano In Class and Intermediate Guitar; History of Jazz, Spring 2018. Classes are ongoing into 2020: Beginning Guitar, Intermediate Guitar, Piano In Class, Intermediate Piano; and The Craft of Songwriting, Spring and Summer 2019. Currently teaching: Beginning Guitar, Beginning Guitar II, Intermediate Guitar, Piano In Class, Intermediate Piano, 2020-2021.
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
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 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, Scottsdale, Arizona. I was a reading, Language Arts, tutor in Scottsdale, Arizona. i hold an English As A Second Language endorsement, K-12, from University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.
Adjunct Music Educator
Aug 1990 - Jun 2000
University of Montana, Western
I have 10 years experience teaching credit and non-credit classes; Creating Music 101, Piano in Class 101, Basic Guitar 121, Intermediate Guitar 102, and Advanced Guitar 103 for University of Montana/Western, Dillon, Montana, part time.
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.
Masters Degree--Teacher Leadership
Jun 2013
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
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Standard Secondary Education, 7-12; Music K-12
Sep 2012
Arizona Department of Education
Music K-12 certificate, Standard Secondary Education certificate, Arizona.
English As A Second Language, K-12
Mar 2007
University of Phoenix
I hold an English As A Second Language teaching endorsement, K-12 through the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.
Library Science, K-12
Jun 1998
University of Montana/Western
I hold a Library Science certification, Grades K-12 from University of Montana/Western, Dillon, Montana.
Music Education, K-12
Mar 1976
Montana State University
I hold a music education degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
Guitar Scholarhip, Crown Guitar Foundation
Jul 2018
Crown Guitar Foundation, Bigfork, Montana
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
National Association of Recording Industry Professionals
Aug 2015
Formed in 1998, the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP) brings together the brightest minds and leading innovators in the global record and music industries. NARIP was created specifically for record industry professionals.
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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Acoustic Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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W
T
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S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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