Rebecca Povodator

Rebecca P.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details

Flute

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching privately since I was in college with students of all ages and levels. I also have a masters degree in education which trained me to teach at the highest level. I have been a music teacher in the public school system for 6 years working with all types of learners. I work to find ways so that every student of mine is successful.

In my lessons there are several components. For beginner students I will normally start them with the Rubank Elementary Method book. When the student has learned his/her first few notes I begin to incorporate selections from 40 Little Pieces in Progressive Order from the Louise Moyse Flute Collection. If the student is more advanced I select various types of solo repertoire that is appropriate for their level and let the student decide which piece they want to learn. My lessons also always include playing duets, etudes, and scales to build technique and ensemble work.

My approach to teaching is unique in that I focus on teaching the student as a whole. I work with students to not only achieve their musical goals, but to build confidence, take risks, learn problem solving, foster creativity, and have fun! I push my students through challenges, and I am always there to support them. The biggest reward is for me to see the excitement in my students' faces when they accomplish their goals!
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Rebecca delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2006

*** Travel Equipment ***
They would need to provide a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Folk, music theory

***Travel Note***
Prices for in home lessons vary by borough and location. Travel fees can be split among families within walking distance of each other if the lessons occur on the same day.

Experience

Elementary Music/Band/Chorus Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present
NYC Department of Education

I teach Pre-K through 5th grade general music, recorders, band and chorus.

Flute Teacher
Sep 2012 - Present
Musika

I am a flute teacher with the Musika Company teaching all ages and music levels. I travel to students' homes, but my home studio is also available.

Regular Substitute
Sep 2012 - Present
Waterbury Symphony

I am a regular substitute as a section flute player, piccolo and alto flute.

Regular Substitute
Sep 2011 - Present
New Haven Symphony Orchestra

I am a regular substitute as a section flute, piccolo player, alto flute, and principal player. I perform all types of repertoire and for various occasions.

Music Teacher
Sep 2011 - Jul 2015
Middle School 577

I direct recorder ensembles, tin whistle ensembles and concert band to grades 6-8. I teach all students including those with special needs and English Language Learners. My classes include performing, music theory, ear training and music history/appreciation.

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Music Teacher
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Henry Street School for International Studies

I taught concert band and general music classes to all students grades 6-8. I created an after school advanced wind ensemble. I was also the music director for the newly created drama program which included high school students in grades 9-12.

Education

Masters of Arts
Jun 2007 - Jul 2008
University of Southern California
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2003 - May 2007
University of Southern California

Certifications

Teaching Certification Music K-12
Aug 2009
New York State

I am certified to teach music in New York schools all ages from K-12

Awards

Winner of the Masterclass Competition
Aug 2006
National Flute Association

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Soloist with Orchestra New England and Adrianne Greenbaum

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