Rebecca first discovered her love for teaching when she began teaching piano and violin lessons in 2012. She loved teaching so much she decided to pursue a degree in Music Education. She enjoyed performing with Weber State's Symphony orchestra on violin, and with Weber State's marching band on saxophone and baritone. While attending college she continued to teach private piano and violin lessons and also taught orchestra classes for WSU’s String Project Program and Riverton Music. After completing her student teaching in band and orchestra classes, she graduated in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Music Education with an Instrumental emphasis and a K-12 Utah teaching license. She particularly enjoys teaching students in elementary school and early middle school and is currently an elementary music specialist teacher at Monticello Academy in West Point, along with being a piano and violin teacher.
Rebecca likes to include multiple learning styles in her teaching strategies. For visual learners she helps students memorize note names and chords and scales with colorful diagrams and pictures. For aural learners, she makes sure to provide listening opportunities to help students learn how songs should sound (while still teaching how to read standard music notation) and she also does listening and copying exercises in lessons to help students focus on how notes sound, and memorize where they are on their instrument. For kinesthetic learners, she includes movement games to memorize note names. (For example, using big lines on the floor to represent the music staff and having students hop on the location of specific notes.) She also likes to use short movement games for learning rhythm symbols as well.
What Rebecca loves most about teaching music is helping students achieve their goals by working hard and having fun!