Rebecca M.

Maryville, IL


Instrumental Music/ Music Theory/ History/ Elementary Subjects

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Missouri Baptist University
VanderCook School of Music


Missouri Baptist University

VanderCook School of Music (Master's)

About Rebecca

I have taught music theory to a blind student while I attended Mo. Baptist University. He did not go blind until 10 or 11 years old. He maintained a straight "A" average through all music theory classes in college.
At Missouri Baptist College, I received a double major in Music Education and Church Music with a double concentration in instrumental and voice. I am a Missouri and Illinois certified music teacher from kindergarten to twelfth grade. I also have taught general music for 16 years within St. Louis Public Schools. While teaching here, I taught instruments to beginners in an after school program. In fact, these students were excited to go and play at a nursing home facility. What a great way of teaching them music and to give back to their community. I also tutored in an elementary setting, phonics and beginning math. I enjoy not only teaching music but other subjects as well. I work well with students and the students were quite satisfied with my teaching abilities.
I have taught music to ADD and ADHD students, as well as those with other disabilities.
I have references from a cross-category teacher as well as other teachers if you would like to see them.
I am involved playing flute within the communities of Edwardsville, WoodRiver, and Granite City. I also have sung vocal solos.
I try to give back to the communities not only through music but through organizations that help others. Currently, I am involved with an organization that supplies funds to different organizations in the metro area. I am also serving on the board of an organization which will provide for free lunches for elementary students in one of the Illinois communities.
I have taught music theory to a blind student while I attended Mo. Baptist University. He did not go blind until 10 or 11 years old. He maintained a straight "A" average through all music theory classes in college.
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8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Maryville, IL 62062
In-person lessons
Bible Studies,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

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I taught ADD students in general music. I know that ADD students learn in different ways. Some of the students are oral learners and some are visual learners. After working with your student, I will adapt lessons plans to his/her learning abilities.

Bible Studies

I took two semesters of Old and New Testament while I attending Missouri Baptist University. I have taught Sunday School and a womens study on the book of Luke.
I enjoy teaching the Bible and would welcome to teach and learn with you.


I have a double concentration in vocal as well as instrumental. While I taught music in St. Louis Public School, I taught an after school band program.


I have taught music in St. Louis Public School. I have noticed students who were dyslexia in writing. When giving the a written test, I overlook their spelling errors and focused on if the person really knew the material. I know some dyslexia have difficulties in speaking. It is good teacher to know the student then focus on the student and work with the student so that the student understands the subject area.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to teach music K-12th grade, but I have had experiences in teaching other subjects as well. Some while I was a substitute teacher. I feel quite comfortable in teaching elementary math, social studies, and reading.


I have played flute through school. While in college, I played in the band and took private lessons. While working on my masters program I took private lessons. I have taught flute in the after band program while working for St. Louis Public School. I currently play flute for 3 community bands.

General Music

I taught general music for 16 years. I have a masters degree in music education and a B.A. degree in music education

Music History

I have taught music history in the general music classes. I also had 2 semesters in college and a semester towards the masters degree.


I taught reading and phonics during my job at St. Louis Public School during the school year at times when school schedule did not have me teach music classes.


I taught an after school band program. Here, I started sax lessons for the students. Saxophones are in the woodwind family and the fingerings are like the flute.

Social Studies

While teaching general music, music history was taught. Social studies was taught as well. I did a six week lesson plan on the civil war with geography sheets, discussion of the civil war as well as songs pertaining to the civil war.
Throughout the year, different songs were in need of explanations of events surrounding the song.

Study Skills

I took a study skill class while in college. Study skills is about time management, rewriting your notes and studying each subject for a certain amount of time. It is about prioritizing your subjects according to what is the due date as well as what the students' weakness.


I taught trumpet in the after school band program. The trumpet is in the brass family. In order to produce the sound, it requires that the student produce a "buzz" into the mouthpiece. The student needs to have the ability to produce three levels of air, one for high pitch, medium pitch and low pitch. The trumpet is made up three values.

Missouri Baptist University
VanderCook School of Music


Missouri Baptist University

VanderCook School of Music (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 20 miles of Maryville, IL 62062.