Lela G.

Lela G.

Deland, FL

About Lela G.

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Lela teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2012
Last sign in: 2 days ago



I am 24 years old and have recently finished school for my degree in Music Therapy and recently completed my 900 hour (6 month) internship at a behavioral health hospital.
I have been musically involved for eleven years, gaining experience from many avenues including band, private lessons, choirs, and musical gigs. I taught music theory and ear training at an after school music and arts business for 1.5 years and worked with a variety of students ranging from 6 years old to twenty years old. As a music therapist, I am required to be proficient on my main instrument (flute) plus on guitar and piano. I am also required to be proficient in the creation and implementation of goals and objectives, people skills, and to have an empathetic, understanding, and positive approach in all I do. I believe these skills contribute greatly to the effectiveness of my teaching. I am also qualified and willing to teach adaptive lessons for students with all types of disabilities. This includes mental and physical.

I have a minor in psychology and have always been interested in the subject which has lead me to much research of my own. I have completed a practicum at a behavioral health hospital and an internship at another behavioral health hospital. I have taken multiple psychology classes- a few being abnormal psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, and brain and behavior. I will also soon be pursuing a masters in mental health counseling.

Education experience: I taught music theory for 1.5 years in Tallahassee, Florida. I am currently a certified substitute teacher in Volusia county Florida for elementary through high school and I teach flute sectionals at local middle schools and high schools. I have also been a teachers aide in two kindergarten classrooms. This job required me to teach students individually and in small groups. I also provided music groups with the kindergarteners once a week. Prior to this I have been a regular dividend in a kindergarten classroom for a semester, have lead flute choir and flute sectionals, and have volunteered often in an elementary art classroom.

My teaching style is organized yet laid-back. I am sympathetic and positive in my approach. I am understanding of your busy schedules so am very flexible if you need to reschedule or move around your lesson time!
I have access to lesson books/textbooks and can make suggestions for you based on your needs and desires. If you are a beginning piano student you will need to purchase your own book. (It's about $6.00 on Amazon.)
Our first lessons will be based around assessing your strengths and weaknesses. From there I will create a schedule customized to your specific needs. Your input is important to me as I am always willing to be flexible based on your personal needs and preferences.
Learning is FUN so I will make sure you are enjoying the lessons as well as getting the most out of them that you can!

Flute, piano, and guitar lessons are $25/30 minutes and ukulele is $20/30 minutes. This is a set price. I do not haggle. I DO provide sibling discounts!

Photos and Videos

Playing Night Soliloquy by Kent Kennan for the state solo and ensemble festival- February 2009


Flute Sectional Instructor

Aug 2016 - Present
DeLand High School and University High School

Leading flute sectionals at local high schools.

Private Music Lessons

Sep 2015 - Present

Have been teaching private flute, guitar, and piano lessons to students of all ages and abilities.

Substitute Teacher

Apr 2015 - Present
Volusia County Schools

Teachers Aide

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Woodward Avenue Elementary School

Teaching and assisting in two kindergarten classrooms while also running music groups.

Flute Sectional Instructor

Oct 2015 - May 2016
Southwestern Middle School

Taught weekly flute sectionals at a local middle school.

Music Therapy Intern

Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital

Provided research-based therapeutic music groups to various inpatient psychiatric populations

Music Theory Teacher

Aug 2012 - Dec 2013
Masons School of Music, Dance, and Arts After School

Music theory teacher to students K-12


MA- Mental Health Counseling

Jan 2016 - Present
University of Central Florida

BA- Music Therapy/Psychology

Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Florida State University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Therapist Board Certified

Apr 2015
American Music Therapy Association

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5 Reviews on Lela G.

Maya Jan 18, 2017
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Very patient with my shy daughter.
Audrey Aug 23, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson! My 9 year old daughter is looking forward to the next lesson with Lela and I am going to start my 5 year old.
David Aug 15, 2016
Flute · Online
Verified Student
Lela is really nice and helpful.
Tania Apr 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Lela has been a wonderful teacher. My daughter LOVES her lessons!!
Casey Gates Nov 24, 2015
Verified Student
Lela is skilled, organized, patient and well equipped to provide music lessons. She takes her time finding out what your goals are as a student and how to best help you reach them. As an adult getting back into playing, I was very pleased with her teaching style.
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