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
Book...........The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Drink...........Chai Tea Latte
Hobbie.......Scrapbooking, Outdoor Running, Playing shows.
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.
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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..
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Rules of the Room
Raise your hand, voice at the appropriate times and your grades.
Respect the teacher, the classroom. musical recordings and your peers.
Remove gum and negative attitude. Come into the classrom with a smile!
Respond to the teacher, your peers, and the music.
Remember the rules of the room and to always have a postive attitude.
Students are expected to conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen at all times. Behavior is part of the daily participation grade. I am very excited to be here at Portville and working with your children!
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Questions? Thoughts? Concerns?
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