Rebecca Fegan
Bellevue, NE
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Rebecca Fegan

Rebecca F.

Bellevue, NE
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn everything from "this is middle C" to "this is how you interpret this Rachmaninoff passage" to improvisation and music theory/history.

About Rebecca F.

I have 50 years of teaching experience, from beginners to advanced students. I also teach the people no one else thinks are teachable because I work with people from where they are and find their best learning styles. Several of my students are now professional musicians, but that's not everyone's course. I teach every age range from 3-83 and everything from classical to country-western. And I teach every orchestral and band instrument, and guitar, bass, and drum kit and some instruments you've never heard of. I also teach voice, pop, rock, opera, doesn't matter to me.


*** Lesson Details ***
Important Note: I will no longer take new students that want lessons every other week, beginning Nov 1. Inconsistent lessons, especially with younger students, allows them to forget too much between sessions.

What I teach is transferable to EVERY endeavor whether it's music or math or soccer. I require practice on the student's part. You will be able to play recognizable songs within your first month. You tell me what you or your child wants out of music lessons, and I will tell you exactly how to get it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson will happen in a space next to the family room which is upstairs. Teacher has a collection of instruments, music stands, couches for seating. Park on the street or driveway.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Instrument

*** Specialties ***
I'm flexible. I have taught everything from country western guitar to classical guitar, from Jazz trumpet to orchestral audition music, from barbershop singing to Broadway musical singing. I have even taught ballet. I cater my methods to the student's best learning style.

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Rhett L.
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Rebecca is an excellent teacher! She is very good at breaking down complicated concepts and is very patient with you during the learning process. A+ !

Posted Apr 9, 2020
Paula U.
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Rebecca is very experienced.
She is a great teacher

Posted Jul 27, 2018
lilane S.
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I really like this teacher and most important the student Lily loves her that is most important for her to enjoy the teacher and the lesson she is very excited about learning the violin!

Posted May 10, 2018
Carl C.
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I had a good experience with my instructor. She's very knowledgeable and patient. The area where instructions are given are a little cramped.

Posted Feb 22, 2018
Joseph
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Very payient witj me, so far.

Posted Oct 27, 2017
Kenan
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Very professional musician and educator. The lessons are very helpful.

Posted Jul 31, 2017
Ed S.
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First time using a banjo was a bit awkward trying to keep my fingers on
the right strings.

Posted May 11, 2017
Betty S.
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Rebecca is a great teacher. She zeros in on your individual talents and needs. I must say, I'm doing better than I ever thought I would and I know it is because of Rebecca's insights to her students and her knowledge of music!
Happy teachers day Rebecca!!!

Posted May 9, 2017
Mike B.
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Rebecca is a friendly yet professional instructor. I felt at ease. She has a natural easy way of correcting errors. And has unique ideas about practicing to correct mistakes. I would recommend her to anyone seeking lessons.

Posted Mar 10, 2017
Herbert S.
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Excellent Instructor
Very knowledgeable with instrument Guitar.

Posted Jan 23, 2017
Dennis M.
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She is good as gold

Posted Jan 20, 2017
Ella T.
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Understood right away what needed to be worked on. Good connection with student- inspires student to work/practice.

Posted Nov 11, 2016
Rebekah B.
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She was very knowledgeable,as well as personable. She explained things well for my daughter.

Posted Aug 5, 2016
Joel
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Good introduction. Good explanations.

Posted Jun 11, 2016
Suzette B.
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She explained things so my 10 year old granddaughter could understand. I like that a lot.

Posted Jan 28, 2016
Kenneth H.
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Quick analysis; learn at every appointment

Posted Dec 19, 2015
Emily P.
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I really enjoyed having Rebecca as my singing teacher. I feel it changed my outlook on singing and has helped me with my confidence in singing in front of other people. Thanks so much:) I have now moved onto piano lessons with her and have had my first lesson and all is going well!

Posted Dec 16, 2015
Gary G.
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Wow! She is the instructor I was looking for. It's hard to find a guitar teacher that knows music theory and knows how to relate it to playing jazz guitar improvisations which I'm trying to master.

Posted Oct 31, 2015
Gary G.
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Wow! She is the instructor I was looking for. It's hard to find a guitar teacher that knows music theory and knows how to relate it to playing jazz guitar improvisations which I'm trying to master.

Posted Oct 31, 2015
Lauren S.
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Encouraging, receptive, genuine, and able to connect with my child on her level to give her a good start in learning her instrument. Pretty great for a first lesson.The studio was a really small area but not a problem for us.

Posted Oct 29, 2015
Diana B.
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I love having Rebecca as a teacher. She works at my pace and is easy to learn from. I have really enjoyed my lessons and would recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their voice.

Posted Oct 8, 2015
Daniel D.
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Had a great time. It was fun. I am looking forward to the lesson.

Posted Oct 6, 2015
Emily M.
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Phillip loved her!

Posted Sep 15, 2015
Emily M.
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Emily loved her!

Posted Sep 15, 2015
Jamie W.
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Rebecca is a great teacher, she takes the time to teach a student what they really need to know where they are starting at. Rebecca was willing to work with the type of music of our choice. Great lady with lots to offer.

Posted Jul 8, 2015
Maha F.
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We really having Rebecca at our house giving my 10 years old daughter flute lessons. She is really fun and has a cheerful way of teaching. I appreciate very much that she dedicates herself in teaching and sometimes even stays longer than the designated time with my girl to explain more to her.
She is a talented instructor with a wonderful personality.

Posted Dec 12, 2014
John M.
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We've briefly tried guitar instructions at a studio and in my home and weren't really happy with either. Decided to give it another go and were very lucky to find Rebecca.
My 10 year old grandson is learning to play an electric guitar whereas I favor the acoustic. Instead of doing 2 separate half hour lessons, Rebecca let us combine them into a single hour that we take together. Doing the lessons together makes it easy to see how Rebecca makes adjustments to each person's abilities and instrument. A number of the songs in the music book are made for 3 separate guitars, which makes it more enjoyable/interesting as each one of us (including Rebecca) take turns playing a different guitar's section at the same time.
A real down to earth individual that is both joyful and serious. I keep coming up with questions regarding music and playing the guitar. Whether its part of the lesson or not; she is always provides me with an answer that is easy to understand.
I would highly recommend Rebecca as an instructor.

Posted Nov 11, 2014
Enjolee H.
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Rebecca is awesome to work with. She explains things clearly and makes the lessons fun and super informative!

Posted Sep 19, 2014
Steve V.
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Very knowledgeable, received the information I needed to continue on my own.

Posted Aug 2, 2014
Lory A.

This produst was a great way to find a banjo teacher, when we had no idea where to even start looking.

Mrs. Fegan is a great instructor, who can explain things on all levels to make sure your child is truly learning. She has a fun disposition and you can tell she really enjoys teaching. My son loves her, learns more than just the banjo at lessons. She is very patient, yet expects my son to do his part too. We have been with her for a year, and now my son has added Baritone lessons as well, because of the encouragement and support, and respect she gives my son. Best teacher we have ever had! I truly believe Mrs. Fegan could teach my son anything, because she teaches the way a person seems to learn at their own ability.

Posted Jan 29, 2014
Renee M.

Becky is a wonderful teacher!

Becky has been both my choir director and my daughter's piano teacher. I hope to be able to take lessons from her myself on day. She is one of the most musically talented people I have ever met. I truly believe that Becky could teach anybody anything!

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Experience

Owner/Operator
Aug 1969 - Present

Fine Arts Academy

I have been giving private lessons and group lessons in everything from guitar classes to individual voice/instrumental lesson. I have also conducted church choirs and written music that has been performed by the Simpson College Choir. In addition, I have written and arranged music for various and sundry instruments that members of the congregation have performed for Christmas and Easter services. The Fine Arts Academy has also offered lessons in art and dance, though I no longer have the physical capacity to teach dance, and art classes are done only through boy/girl scout programs now.

Nebraska Public Schools
Aug 1977 - Mar 1981

State of Nebraska

I have taught Part time and Full time at several schools, K-12 vocal and instrumental music.

Education

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 1975 - May 1977

Illinois State University

BME Bachelors in Music Education
Aug 1975 - May 1977

Illinois State University

Certifications

Continuing Education Music Instruction
Jul 1992

Peru State College

Private lessons on Saxophone and Voice for the purpose of polishing my teaching skills in those areas
Teaching certificate for Nebraska
May 1991

Peru State College

Certification for music instruction in public Schools
Bachelor of Music Education
May 1977

Illinois State University

5 year program completed in 4 years that certifies me to teach Kindergarten through 12th grade vocal and instrumental music

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