Desirae Salas

Desirae S.

Sanford, FL

About Desirae S.

Background check: Last verified 03/21/2016
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Desirae teaches: Ages 3 to 25
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2008
Last sign in: Today

Overview

My passion for music was awakened when I first began receiving classical piano lessons at age five. My love of music and passion for teaching continuously grew as I achieved my BM in Music Education at PBA, after which, I enjoyed two years of teaching pre-k-middle school music, elementary choir, and percussion ensemble while also giving private piano and voice lessons. Although I loved teaching music to typical students, I began to realize that the need for music education went much deeper, and I decided to continue my path in education by obtaining a M.Ed.in ESE at UCF. Now my greatest desire has become to share with students with and without disabilities, the musical passion that I have been so fortunate to experience, while facilitating their growth and development not only musically, but physically, socially, emotionally, and academically as well.

Photos and Videos

Mindful Music Studio

Experience

Piano and Voice

Aug 2008 - Mar 2016
Independent

Taught students of various ages and abilities classical and pop piano, voice, and music theory.

Piano and Voice Teacher

Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
Takelessons

Taught students of various ages classical piano, voice, and music theory.

Music Teacher

Aug 2011 - Jun 2013
Summit Christian School

Taught Pre-K through Middle School music, along with Elementary choir, Middle School Percussion Ensemble, and private piano and voice lessons. Students learned a variety of instruments, music theory, and the fundamentals of voice.

Education

Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education

Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Aug 2007 - May 2011
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Autism Endorsement

Aug 2015
UCF

Birth-4 years

Jan 2015
UCF

5 Year Professional ESE Certificate

Dec 2014
UCF

5 Year Professional Music K-12 Certificate

May 2011
PBA

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8 Reviews on Desirae S.

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Sean Q. Nov 16, 2016
Verified Student
Desirae was a very good instructerI learned so much in just a little bit of time! If you are looking to take vocal lessons and are serious about improving your voice for a very good price i would totally recommend you take lessons woth Desiree I have nothing bad to say about her. Not only is she a good teacher but she also really nice
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Lauren S. Oct 30, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ms Desirae can make the piano lesson more interesting and fun. My daughter enjoyed her lesson.
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Justin H. Sep 14, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Desirae is teaching piano to my grandson, who is 15. He has had his first lesson with her and he liked her very much. He said he thinks she is a good teacher! Desirae arrived at his home right on time for the lesson. She is quite friendly and personable and my grandson looks forward to future lessons with her.
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Vincent C. Apr 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She's sweet teacher!
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Ivan C. Apr 9, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She's nice teacher.he really like it.
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Karen C. Apr 2, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She's nice teacher.this is my daughter's first lesson,she like it.
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Kyle Mar 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Desirae is well organized. She has specific goals for me and keeps me working on them for the entire lesson.. She understands how to communicate with me despite my communication problems and best of all, she expects me to work hard and make progress.
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Daniel Mar 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
I took lessons from Ms Desirae for several months last year. She was a great instructor! She taught me a lot of the fundamentals of piano and understanding how to read music. This was the first time learning how to play piano and I am so thankful that I learned from her. I would recommend her to anyone!
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