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 thirteen 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 am currently pursuing a masters in mental health counseling and have a minor in psychology. I have completed a practicum at a behavioral health hospital and an internship at another behavioral health hospital.

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 although my schedule is quite limited and it may be difficult to reschedule lessons.
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

6 Reviews on Lela G.

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Mondo Feb 1, 2017
· Ukulele · Online
Maya Jan 18, 2017
· Ukulele · In home Very patient with my shy daughter.
Audrey Aug 23, 2016
· Piano · In home 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 Lela is really nice and helpful.
Tania Apr 19, 2016
· Piano · In studio Lela has been a wonderful teacher. My daughter LOVES her lessons!!
Casey Gates Nov 24, 2015
· Flute · 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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