Lela G.

Lela G.

Deland, FL

Lesson Details


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..
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Lela teaches



Lela delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2012

I teach all lessons either in my home or online using the online takelessons platform (preferred) or through Skype or FaceTime.
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 26 years old and have recently finished school for my degree in Music Therapy and completed my 900 hour (6 month) internship at a behavioral health hospital. I am currently in graduate school for mental health counseling.
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, an internship at another behavioral health hospital, and am currently completing a year long practicum in which I provide individuals in the community with counseling services.

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 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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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 2017 - Present
University of Central Florida
BA- Music Therapy/Psychology
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Florida State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Therapist Board Certified
Apr 2015
American Music Therapy Association

Photos & Videos

Playing Night Soliloquy by Kent Kennan for the state solo and ensemble festival- February 2009
My latest guitar cover video- Georgia by Vance Joy
Paying L'Adieu by Burgmuller. December 2009
Here is where I teach flute and piano.

Here is the waiting area and where I teach guitar/ukulele.

If it's nice outside feel free to wait on the porch! I also have a basket of toys, crayons, markers, puzzles, etc.


7 Reviews

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Nataly W. Aug 18, 2018
Piano · In studio

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.

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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