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Lela G.
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Elite acoustic guitar lessons with a celebrated musician
I've played acoustic guitar for five years and have taken two guitar classes. I've also taken a year of classical guitar lessons which has given me knowledge of the music theory behind guitar. I have performed on guitar multiple times at various events.
About Lela G.

I currently teach lessons exclusively online using the online takelessons platform or Zoom. I do not travel for in home lessons. I am very passionate about music and believe it can serve as a gateway for many areas in life. It provides and assists with growth in many areas including: structure, motivation, creativity, communication, endurance, focus, and so much more! Learning an instrument is a priceless investment and is something that stays with you for life. QUALIFICATIONS: MUSIC AND EDUCATION: I am a board certified music therapist, certified play therapist, and mental health counselor. Music has always been a part of my life and teaching music is something I've consistently enjoyed. I have been musically involved my whole life, gaining experience from many avenues including band, private lessons, choirs, and musical gigs. I taught music theory and ear training at an after school music and arts business for 1.5 years and have been leading flute sectionals and teaching privately since 2015. In this time I've worked with a variety of students ranging from 4 to 60 years old. As a music therapist I am required to be proficient on my main instrument (flute) plus on guitar and piano. I am also required as a music therapist and mental health counselor to be proficient in the creation and implementation of goals and objectives, people skills, and to have an empathetic, understanding, and positive approach in all I do. I believe these skills contribute greatly to the effectiveness of my teaching. I am also qualified and willing to teach adaptive lessons for students with all types of disabilities. This includes mental and physical. PSYCHOLOGY: I currently hold my MA in Mental Health Counseling and have been a mental health counselor since January 2020. Prior to this I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including in home, in office, schools, and behavioral hospitals. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Education experience: I taught music theory for 1.5 years and have been teaching private music lessons since 2015. I have been a certified substitute teacher in Volusia county Florida for elementary through high school and have taught flute sectionals at local middle schools and high schools. I have also been a teachers aide in two kindergarten classrooms. This job required me to teach students individually and in small groups. I also provided music groups with the kindergarteners once a week. Prior to this I was a regular dividend in a kindergarten classroom and have volunteered often in an elementary art classroom. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: My teaching style is organized yet laid-back. I am flexible, open, and positive in my approach. I am understanding of your busy schedules but do emphasize the importance of consistent weekly lessons if you decide to make the commitment. I have access to lesson books/textbooks and can make suggestions for you based on your needs and desires. If you are a beginning piano student you will need to purchase your own book. (It's about $6.00 on Amazon.) Our first lessons will be based around assessing your strengths and weaknesses. From there I will create a schedule customized to your specific needs. Your input is important to me as I am always willing to be flexible based on your personal needs and preferences. Learning music is FUN so I will make sure you are enjoying the lessons as well as getting the most out of them that you can! PRICING INFO: Flute, piano, and guitar lessons are $25/30 minutes. Ukulele lessons are $20/30 minutes. This is a set price. I do not haggle. I do provide sibling discounts!

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Teaching since 2015

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MA- Mental Health Counseling

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Lela G.
Teaches Online
Elite acoustic guitar lessons with a celebrated musician
I've played acoustic guitar for five years and have taken two guitar classes. I've also taken a year of classical guitar lessons which has given me knowledge of the music theory behind guitar. I have performed on guitar multiple times at various events.
About Lela G.

I currently teach lessons exclusively online using the online takelessons platform or Zoom. I do not travel for in home lessons. I am very passionate about music and believe it can serve as a gateway for many areas in life. It provides and assists with growth in many areas including: structure, motivation, creativity, communication, endurance, focus, and so much more! Learning an instrument is a priceless investment and is something that stays with you for life. QUALIFICATIONS: MUSIC AND EDUCATION: I am a board certified music therapist, certified play therapist, and mental health counselor. Music has always been a part of my life and teaching music is something I've consistently enjoyed. I have been musically involved my whole life, gaining experience from many avenues including band, private lessons, choirs, and musical gigs. I taught music theory and ear training at an after school music and arts business for 1.5 years and have been leading flute sectionals and teaching privately since 2015. In this time I've worked with a variety of students ranging from 4 to 60 years old. As a music therapist I am required to be proficient on my main instrument (flute) plus on guitar and piano. I am also required as a music therapist and mental health counselor to be proficient in the creation and implementation of goals and objectives, people skills, and to have an empathetic, understanding, and positive approach in all I do. I believe these skills contribute greatly to the effectiveness of my teaching. I am also qualified and willing to teach adaptive lessons for students with all types of disabilities. This includes mental and physical. PSYCHOLOGY: I currently hold my MA in Mental Health Counseling and have been a mental health counselor since January 2020. Prior to this I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including in home, in office, schools, and behavioral hospitals. TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Education experience: I taught music theory for 1.5 years and have been teaching private music lessons since 2015. I have been a certified substitute teacher in Volusia county Florida for elementary through high school and have taught flute sectionals at local middle schools and high schools. I have also been a teachers aide in two kindergarten classrooms. This job required me to teach students individually and in small groups. I also provided music groups with the kindergarteners once a week. Prior to this I was a regular dividend in a kindergarten classroom and have volunteered often in an elementary art classroom. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY: My teaching style is organized yet laid-back. I am flexible, open, and positive in my approach. I am understanding of your busy schedules but do emphasize the importance of consistent weekly lessons if you decide to make the commitment. I have access to lesson books/textbooks and can make suggestions for you based on your needs and desires. If you are a beginning piano student you will need to purchase your own book. (It's about $6.00 on Amazon.) Our first lessons will be based around assessing your strengths and weaknesses. From there I will create a schedule customized to your specific needs. Your input is important to me as I am always willing to be flexible based on your personal needs and preferences. Learning music is FUN so I will make sure you are enjoying the lessons as well as getting the most out of them that you can! PRICING INFO: Flute, piano, and guitar lessons are $25/30 minutes. Ukulele lessons are $20/30 minutes. This is a set price. I do not haggle. I do provide sibling discounts!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

MA- Mental Health Counseling

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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I had virtually no musical ability or experience prior to my online lessons with Lela, however she has brought the joy out of finding a new musical part of my life. While I am no Carlos Santana, I'm enjoying slowly improving with Lela's guidance and look forward to daily practice.

Posted May 17, 2021
Teacher's Studio

Lela is an excellent piano teacher. She has so much patience with my daughter who is autistic and very active. I’m so glad I made the right choice picking the right teacher for my daughter. Thank you Lela for being so kind.

Posted Aug 18, 2018
Student's home

Very patient with my shy daughter.

Posted Jan 18, 2017
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Private Music Lessons
Sep 2015 - Present
Self
Teaching private flute, guitar, ukulele, and piano lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Flute Sectional Instructor
Oct 2015 - May 2019
DeLand High School, University High School, Southwestern Middle School
Leading flute sectionals at local schools.
Teachers Aide
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Woodward Avenue Elementary School
Teaching and assisting in two kindergarten classrooms while also running music groups.
Substitute Teacher
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Volusia County Schools
Music Therapy Intern
Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital
Provided research-based therapeutic music groups to various inpatient psychiatric populations
Music Theory Teacher
Aug 2012 - Dec 2013
Masons School of Music, Dance, and Arts After School
Music theory teacher to students K-12
MA- Mental Health Counseling
Jan 2017
University of Central Florida
BA- Music Therapy/Psychology
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Florida State University
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certified Play Therapist
Dec 2019
University of Central Florida
Music Therapist Board Certified
Apr 2015
American Music Therapy Association

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Instructor details
Acoustic Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30