Rebecca True

Rebecca T.

Davenport, FL
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Rebecca delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

Hello, and welcome to my TakeLessons home page! My name is Rebecca and I am so excited that you have decided to stop by.

I am a former band director and current elementary music teacher. Teaching elementary music affords me the time and flexibility to work on a personal dream of mine: to teach music privately to students!

I want to use all of my knowledge to help guide every student to their personal success. I specialize in working with woodwind players from beginning to advanced. If you're looking to start taking flute, clarinet, or oboe lessons to quickly improve, I am knowledgeable in the pedagogy. if you're looking for an extra boost before college auditions, I can help from not only personal experience of the audition process but extensive knowledge in the required repertoire for many universities. If you're looking for help in learning and long range goals for flute, oboe, or clarinet, I am more than happy to work with you at every step to achieve your goals!

As a public school teacher, I am afforded the training and knowledge on working with students with special needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me to see what I can do for you.

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Experience

Elementary Music Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Charter Schools USA

Teach daily lessons preparing students for enjoyment and further study in music. Ear training, note reading, and beginning instruments are incorporated to encourage students to find their own musical voice. Direct after school choir which performs at school and in the community.

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Middle and High School Band Director
Jan 2015 - May 2015
Sumter County Public Schools

Directed middle school band, middle school choir, high school band, high school choir, and musical theater. Pedagogy included teaching young and older beginners, preparing students for college auditions, marching band music, solo and ensemble music, advanced band music, and community performances.

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Middle School Band Director
Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
Hillsborough County Public Schools

As a middle school band director, I started students in sixth grade on the instrument that best fit them. From there it was guiding their love and learning for their chosen instrument. Pedagogy for new students included note reading, "tune of the week", technique exercises, breathing technique training, ear training, and music. Students participated in solo performances, band concerts, and community performances. Students were selected to All-County bands, acceptance into the performing arts high school, and earned Superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble festival.

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Education

Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance
Jul 2017 - Present
University of Florida
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Stetson University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

World Music Pedagogy
Jul 2017
Smithsonian Institution

Completed certification course in World Music Pedagogy through the University of Washington and the Smithsonian Institution.

Music K-12
Jun 2012
FL Department of Education

Affiliations

Organization of American Kodaly Educators
Aug 2015

Inspired by the vision of Zoltán Kodály, the mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to support music education of the highest quality, promote universal music literacy and lifelong music making, and preserve the musical heritage of the people of the United States of America through education, artistic performance, advocacy and research.

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American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Aug 2015

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.

Our Mission is to demonstrate the value of Orff Schulwerk and promote its widespread use; to support the professional development of our members; and,
to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners.

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Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2010

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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Florida Music Educators Association
Aug 2009

The mission of the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) is to promote quality, comprehensive music education for all Florida Students as a part of their complete education.

National Association for Music Edcuation
Aug 2009

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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7 Reviews

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Ariana Jul 13, 2017
Clarinet · Online

I'm having fun learning new notes

Gretchen Jul 6, 2017
Clarinet · Online

She is very helpful and cares if I get the notes right!

Gretchen Jun 23, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Amanda May 28, 2017
Bass Clarinet · Online

Rebecca was great. She didn't waste a lot of time, she got right down to business teaching... which I really appreciated. We were looking for help for something very specific and she was able to really help my son with exactly what he wanted help with. She was encouraging and kind.
She was very flexible with her time and working with us. And she was very knowledgeable about how to help him. Overall it was a great experience!

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Heather Apr 19, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Matthew Z. Mar 9, 2017
Clarinet · Online

Hattie Feb 6, 2017
Clarinet · Online

this was my daughters first lesson and she enjoyed it very much and is still practicing an hour later!

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