Rebecca Fegan

Rebecca F.

Bellevue, NE

About Rebecca F.

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Rebecca teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: October 1967
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I have 48 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.

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

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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20 Reviews on Rebecca F.

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Ella T. Nov 11, 2016
Speaking Voice · In studio
Verified Student
Understood right away what needed to be worked on. Good connection with student- inspires student to work/practice.
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Rebekah B. Aug 5, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
She was very knowledgeable,as well as personable. She explained things well for my daughter.
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Joel Jun 11, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Good introduction. Good explanations.
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Suzette B. Jan 28, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
She explained things so my 10 year old granddaughter could understand. I like that a lot.
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Kenneth H. Dec 19, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Quick analysis; learn at every appointment
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Emily P. Dec 16, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
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!
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Gary G. Oct 31, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Gary G. Oct 31, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Lauren S. Oct 29, 2015
French Horn · In home
Verified Student
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.
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Diana B. Oct 8, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
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.
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