Detrece Lavender

Detrece L.

Baltimore, MD
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Levels taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Extensive religious training

About Detrece L.

DeTrece "Dee" Lavender is a native of Miami, Florida. When her family moved to Sarasota, she was afforded the opportunity to study music and the performing arts as a student of the Westcoast School/Henry L. Porter School of Music. It was then that Dee began to understand the power of the creative arts as an effective form of emotional expression and release. By middle school, DeTrece began fine tuning her natural talents by studying classical voice which earned her several starring roles in the Sarasota Youth Opera, The Aslo Theater and the Players Theater. She is also a proud former member of the Westcoast Black Theater Troop in Sarasota, FL. Under the caring leadership of these opportunities, she was able to combine musical and life experiences in order to offer a more well rounded educational and musical experience for her students.

She was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she received a dual Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy and Vocal Performance (Class of 2003). It was through her service as a music therapist, Millieu (residential) counselor and music teacher in the Boston City Public Schools/Greater Boston Metropolitan Area, that she began to feel the call toward a greater understanding of the gravity and role of the socio-emotional needs of students (and their families/villages) in urban settings. This call brought her to Baltimore, MD where she enrolled in the Pastoral Counseling Masters of Science program at Loyola University. In addition to her studies, she currently teaches Elementary and Middle School choir/ Musicianship teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids Program. She also serves as Minister Of Music and Arts at two local churches.

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Ma'at A.
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Ms. D was extremely patient and thorough with me. And her warm demeanor helped me calm my nerves and loosen up. I appreciate all the valuable insight and direction she gave me.

Posted Oct 22, 2019
Kenjah
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I had such an amazing experience training with Detrece! She always has such sweet positive energy. I was so happy that with me being more of an advanced singer she was able to teach me about my voice and tips that I never knew! I only had 5 lessons and still had a vocal breakthrough where she helped me realize my range is wider than I thought. She gave me more confidence and is always seeking to share opportunities with me. I’m so grateful to her!!

Posted Sep 3, 2019
Nidhi E.
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she is amazing

Posted Nov 14, 2017
Mawulom N.
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D is skilled at opening you up. From the warm welcome, opening exercise to her easy-going nature and intentional way of being. She's intuitive and an expert in her craft.

Posted Oct 18, 2017
Shaunise G.
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Detrece was patient very much into her work and very knowledgeable about singing i will continue to finish my lesson with and recommend her HIGHLY.
Lavelle Garcia

Posted Mar 21, 2016
Nefertiri S.
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She is such a very pleasant person to work with, patient ,kind ,very knowledgeable of the computer,she showed me a lot in one day.I am looking forward to the next class .Thank you

Posted Feb 26, 2016
Beverly B.
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Detrece was amazing. She is extremely talented and very good at instructing. Her pleasant personality make your nervousness disappear in minutes. I recommend her to anyone, especially beginners who lack confidence.

Posted Feb 3, 2016
Domonique M.
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Detrece is a great teacher. I really enjoyed the lesson!

Posted Dec 29, 2015
Mary Paige M.
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Miss Dee, as my daughter calls her, is fantastic. Her style is low key and fun and she is so very talented. Perfect fit for my daughter.

Posted Sep 8, 2015
Nichelle M.
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DeTrece is the epitome of "pro." She is a well rounded, zealous, passionate, and stellar musician.

Posted Jul 19, 2015
Kris F.
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Really good teacher. Love her energy.

Posted Feb 22, 2015

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Experience

Teaching Artist/Choir Conductor
Sep 2015 - Present

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids

Music Teacher/Choir Director
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015

Baltimore City Public Schools

Music Teacher
Jan 2001 - Nov 2012

Musika

Music Teacher
Aug 2003 - Jun 2010

Boston City Public Schools

Education

Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Sep 2010 - Jan 2019

Loyola University Maryland

Vocal Performance and Music Therapy Dual Bachelor
Sep 1998 - May 2009

Berklee College of Music

Early Education Childhood
Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

State College of Florida

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Nationally Certified Counselor
Jul 2019

NBCC

Member of the National Association for Teachers of Singing
Dec 2017

NATS

Awards

Deans List
May 2003

Berklee College of Music

Norm Nathan Endowment
May 2002

Berklee college of Music

World Tour Scholarship
Jan 2002

Berklee College of Music

Affiliations

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Dec 2017
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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