|Hello everyone, I am an experienced educator & small business owner here in Charlottesville (as January of 2020) . I got my start teaching private music lessons in late 2006 in the Washington DC/Baltimore area after making a much needed career change. I teach voice, piano, guitar, bass, music theory, & songwriting. I also have one FT & two PT employees who work for me as travelling teachers. Rebecca Muller Music, LLC has been nominated 2 years in a row, 2022 & 2023, by C-Ville Weekly for "Best Music Lessons" in Charlottesville. My business also sponsors MusEdAF- Music Education Assistance Fund, where I raise money to help those who otherwise could not afford instruments and/or a music education receive one. To date I have donated over $3000 from my charity to help local kids in underserved communities. I am twice degreed, more recently graduating with highest distinction with a Bachelor's from UVa. I am a member of both the MTNA & CMTA ( https://www.cvillemta.com/rebecca-muller ) organizations. In addition to my private lessons which run year-round, I also hold summer camps for girls ages 10-16 in topics such as performance, songwriting, and recording. I have a load of amazing ideas for enrichment classes, and with my experience in curriculum development for my own private students, I am excited to create classes in anything / everything from journaling & creative writing, health & nutrition, budgeting & finance for teenagers (I was an Algebra tutor for high school and community college students), to volunteerism & community engagement...and the list goes on! I am also happy to take on homeschool kids who are looking for private music lessons (when I don't have a waiting list at my studio, which is often!) in addition to teaching group classes on Mondays at CHEC. My other interests include: Gardening and cooking with the food and herbs I grow (cooking, yes; baking, no! My partner Scott is the baker in the family). I also enjoy taking care of pets, I just adore the magic of cats & dogs. I also love to travel, especially for concerts. I lived in France for a short time in 2004, and two of my favorite places in the world are Ireland & Belize. Walking and staying in touch with my friends are also part of my weekly routine. I am very excited to be a part of the CHEC community!