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.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 1983
Masters Degree--Teacher Leadership
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Spanish, English
Has background check
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.
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.
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....