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Lela G.
Teaches Online
Lessons can be either fun and relaxed or challenging and stimulating! Based on your needs.
I have been playing ukulele for over 10 years. I like to structure my lessons based around your goals and needs. A typical outline for our time together would start with warm ups and exercises/techniques followed by working through a song of your choice. If you don't have a song in mind you'd like to learn I do have a list of fun ukulele songs we can look at and choose from!
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. QUALIFICATIONS: MUSIC AND EDUCATION: I 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. PSYCHOLOGY: 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. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 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. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: My teaching style is organized yet laid-back. I am flexible, open, 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! PRICING INFO: Flute, piano, guitar, and ukulele lessons are $25/30 minutes. This is a set price. I do not haggle. I do provide sibling discounts upon request!

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I'm currently taking weekly lessons from Lela. It's been great fun and shockingly productive. I'm learning to play, which makes me so happy, because when I first got my ukulele, I tried two other (local Seattle) teachers a couple of years ago but with both of them I quit in frustration after the first few lessons and then gave up even trying to play the ukulele. I'm so glad I tried again. I'm 57 years old, with a musical background, but I needed to find a teacher like Lela, who works with me at my own pace, with patience, and makes the lessons fun and rewarding. She's one of the best music teachers I've ever had, and I highly recommend her to students of any age.

Posted Sep 13, 2022
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Great with my daughters!

Posted Sep 11, 2022
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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
Private Music Lessons
Sep 2015 - Present
Self
Teaching private flute, guitar, ukulele, 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.
Teachers Aide
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Woodward Avenue Elementary School
Teaching and assisting in two kindergarten classrooms while also running music groups.
Substitute Teacher
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Volusia County Schools
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 - Dec 2019
University of Central Florida
BA- Music Therapy/Psychology
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Florida State University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Feb 2020
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Certified Play Therapist
Dec 2019
University of Central Florida
Music Therapist Board Certified
Apr 2015
American Music Therapy Association

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New Student Special
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