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Rebecca M.

Bristol, TN

$40/hour

Qualified music teacher and general ed tutor.

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Arizona State University
East Tn St. Universisty
Enrolled

Education

Arizona State University

East Tn St. Universisty (Enrolled)

About Rebecca

Hello, my name is Rebecca Myers. I originally trained as a Music Therapist (it was a big deal in KS and AZ), but upon moving to TN I realized I'd have to do something "like" music therapy. I worked in an Activity Therapy Dept of a Psychiatric Hospital, I've been the Executive Director of a Teen Shelter, and yes, I did get to do a little free-lancing actual music therapy along the way. Then I received a teaching license in TN and I've taught music in both private and public schools. I'm currently subbing in the Bristol City Schools which has given me the chance to teach civics, social studies, history, biology, math, p.e., band, choir, and alternative school. That's a wide range of experience, and my specialty is adapting. That's where the music therapy background comes in handy. Music Therapy is really just the art and science of using music in a therapeutic way. The actual therapy varies according to need. All the same techniques apply to teaching anything. You need to know the subject, and then find a way to teach it to your student that makes sense to them. Throughout the last 20 years, I've taught private voice, piano, and guitar in my home. I love helping students find that "aha" moment whatever the topic I'm teaching. Many times, it's not the subject we don't understand, but often the way it's taught. Some students need a more individualized approach. Hello, my name is Rebecca Myers. I originally trained as a Music Therapist (it was a big deal in KS and AZ), but upon moving to TN I realized I'd have to do something "like" music therapy. I worked in an Activity Therapy Dept of a Psychiatric Hospital, I've been the Executive Director of a Teen Shelter, and yes, I did get to do a little Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Bristol, TN 37620
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training, General Music,
Guitar, Music History, Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
Art:
Composition (Music),
Painting, Theatre
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Praxis, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SOL
History:
American History, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Autism, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking,
Fitness, Needlework, Sewing, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bible Studies

I read the Bible from beginning to end several times and participated and taught multiple Bible studies over the years. I do not read Greek or Arabic, so I could only teach on a beginning to intermediate level on this subject.

Composition (Music)

I have passed the Music Praxis Exam for teaching in Tennessee. I studied composition at Arizona State University and received my degree in 1984. I know the basics of composition, modes, keys, chords, progressions, you name it.

Cooking

Although I've never graduated from a culinary school, I've taken baking classes from a renowned chef. I took the classes because baking isn't my skill. All other cooking comes to me very easy and I've taught 3 daughters and 1 son who are all good chefs. I can teach how to cook for many or for few, how to be thrifty, or use exotic ingredients, how to stick to a recipe, or how to create. Whatever your need, I feel certain that I can help meet your culinary education needs.

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm licensed to teach K- 12th in General Music in the state of Tennessee. I also substitute teach in regular classrooms in the Bristol City School System for grades K-12 in all subjects.

General Music

I have taught elementary, middle school, and high school level music classes in public and private schools for over 12 years. I'm licensed in music K-12th in VA and a board certified music therapist.

Piano

I have taught piano privately, and lead music labs for over 20 years. Many of my former students have received music scholarships and several have had full rides. Two have gone on to singing/ songwriting careers.

Theatre

I have been in numerous plays from grade school to adulthood. I was Daisy Mae in Lil Abner, Mrs. Paroo in Music Man, various nuns in Dound of Music, Dolly Parton in a local musical, many roles in community Theater in several communities.

Voice (Music)

I'm was trained at Arizona State University as a Music Therapist w Voice as my major instrument. I've taught voice to elementary - high-school age students, musical theatre students, and adults. I've been taught the Alexander Method and have sung across the US and Europe for over 35 years.

Arizona State University
East Tn St. Universisty
Enrolled

Education

Arizona State University

East Tn St. Universisty (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rebecca will travel within 15 miles of Bristol, TN 37620.