Lela G.
Deland, FL
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Lela G.

Lela G.

Deland, FL
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've played flute for 13 years and throughout that time have performed multiple times for various events, been involved in band, and have taken lessons.

I do not teach flute to children under 10 because of the way the instrument strains the neck and wrists on younger children. I do suggest a trial session to see if the child is big enough, but if not I would love to do recorder or piano lessons. These instruments will both prepare the child greatly for playing flute in the future..

About Lela G.

I currently teach lessons exclusively online using the online takelessons platform or Zoom.
I do not travel for in home lessons.

I am very passionate about music and believe it can serve as a gateway for many areas in life. It provides and assists with growth in many areas including: structure, motivation, creativity, communication, endurance, focus, and so much more!
Learning an instrument is a priceless investment and is something that stays with you for life.

I am 29 years old and am a board certified music therapist, certified play therapist, and mental health counselor. Music has always been a part of my life and teaching music is something I've consistently enjoyed.
I have been musically involved my whole life, 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 have been leading flute sectionals and teaching privately since 2015. In this time I've worked with a variety of students ranging from 4 to 60 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 as a music therapist and mental health counselor 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 currently hold my MA in Mental Health Counseling and have been a mental health counselor since January 2020. Prior to this I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including in home, in office, schools, and behavioral hospitals.

Education experience: I taught music theory for 1.5 years and have been teaching private music lessons since 2015. I have been a certified substitute teacher in Volusia county Florida for elementary through high school and have taught 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 was a regular dividend in a kindergarten classroom 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 but do emphasize the importance of consistent weekly lessons if you decide to make the commitment.
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 music 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!


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8 Reviews
Nick Ostroff
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I had virtually no musical ability or experience prior to my online lessons with Lela, however she has brought the joy out of finding a new musical part of my life. While I am no Carlos Santana, I'm enjoying slowly improving with Lela's guidance and look forward to daily practice.

Posted May 17, 2021
Nataly W.
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Lela is an excellent piano teacher. She has so much patience with my daughter who is autistic and very active. I’m so glad I made the right choice picking the right teacher for my daughter. Thank you Lela for being so kind.

Posted Aug 18, 2018
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Very patient with my shy daughter.

Posted Jan 18, 2017
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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.

Posted Aug 23, 2016
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Lela is really nice and helpful.

Posted Aug 15, 2016
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Lela has been a wonderful teacher. My daughter LOVES her lessons!!

Posted Apr 19, 2016
Casey Gates

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.

Posted Nov 24, 2015
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Posted Feb 1, 2017

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Private Music Lessons
Sep 2015 - Present


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

Flute Sectional Instructor
Oct 2015 - May 2019

DeLand High School, University High School, Southwestern Middle School

Leading flute sectionals at local schools.

Substitute Teacher
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018

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.

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 2017 - Present

University of Central Florida

BA- Music Therapy/Psychology
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014

Florida State University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Play Therapist
Dec 2019

University of Central Florida

Music Therapist Board Certified
Apr 2015

American Music Therapy Association

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