Rebecca DeGrave

Rebecca D.

Fairport, NY

Lesson Details

Saxophone

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching beginning and intermediate bands for the past 8 years. I love teaching beginners to help them figure out how to accomplish learning an instrument. It is a challenging thing to do, but I make learning a new instrument fun and as easy as I can. I have taught privately for 10 years now on all band instruments as well as Piano! I enjoy playing the saxophone in my free time as well as all woodwinds in Pit Orchestras around the Rochester, NY area, and I play the clarinet for the Eastman Community Music School's Music Educator Wind Ensemble. I would love the opportunity to share my love of music and instruments with you.
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About

Rebecca delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2008

I have been teaching in Public Schools for 8 years and teaching privately for 10. I love teaching beginners through the intermediate level. Students just starting off learning an instrument need an experience that is going to be encouraging and fun. I have taught ages 5 through adult on all band instruments and piano. Work with me and I will help you to learn an instrument, read music, and have fun while doing it! Learning to play an instrument is a life long skill that will last forever!

Experience

Middle School Music Teacher
Sep 2017 - Present
Gates Chili Middle School

I teach middle school band lessons (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe, and French horn), band, general music, and piano class to 8th graders.

Private Lesson Teacher
May 2009 - Present
Self Employed

I have taught private lessons alongside other privious public school teaching jobs from 2009 to the present. Here I have taught in my home, at schools, and in music schools clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, piano, french horn, trumpet, guitar, ukulele, etc.

Elementary Music Teacher
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
South Seneca Elementary School

In the Finger Lakes I taught elementary band and lessons including all band instruments (flute, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, percussion), class and private piano, and also general music classes. In my free time I taught ages 6-18 private piano, clarinet, flute, trumpet, saxophone, french horn, and guitar lessons.

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Education

Master of Education in Music Education
May 2010 - Dec 2011
Nazareth College
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Nazareth College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

New York State Professional Teaching Certificate
Sep 2010
New York State Education Department

3 Reviews

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Anya Oct 24, 2018
Oboe · Online

Rebecca was super nice and taught me lots about beginning the oboe!

Colin F. Jul 5, 2018
Piano · In home

Rebecca was prompt, engaging, flexible and very positive. My son really enjoyed his lesson, and is looking forward to the next one.

Christian Jun 16, 2018
Clarinet · Online

Rebecca is a great teacher! Super friendly, fun and a great teacher. I have taught and played along side with her for many years. Any student would learn a lot from her!

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