Meet the Teacher
Hello! My name is Deanna Civilette and this is my first year teaching at Portville. I am a graduate from State University of NY at Fredonia with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education - choral concentration. As I continue my passion for teaching, I am also continuing my passion for performing. During the weekends and summers, I travel and play shows as a solo artist (Deanna Quinn), with an indie rock band (New Masons), and my hometown band (The Rising). I've played shows in Buffalo, Queens, Philadelphia, Rochester, Dunkirk, and Fredonia. Two years ago, New Masons opened up for Hellogoodbye and X Ambassadors at SUNY Fredonia campus.
What do I teach at Portville??
-5th and 7th grade general music
-Elementary, Junior High and High School Chorus
-High School chorus lessons
-Solo festival lessons
Food..........Wendy's chicken nuggets
Movies.......She's The Man and Hocus Pocus
TV Show.....Parks and Recreation and The Office
Book...........The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Hobbie.......Scrapbooking, playing solo gigs, petting my dogs.
Fun facts....I was named after Star Trek: The Next Generation (Deanna Troy and Q)...If I laugh too hard, I start to cry...To write and produce a musical is at the top of my bucket list... I am allergic to cats.
Why Do I Teach and Continue to Love Music?
Because it brings people together. You don't need to think too hard or be at a specific place, you just enjoy what is in front of you. Click the following videos to see what I mean..
Questions? Thoughts? Concerns?