Instrumental Arts Teacher
Rebekah Smith is new to Country Life Kids Camp and has been dedicated to making EDventurer’s Club successful. Rebekah proudly holds the position as Instrumental Arts Teachers. She is a senior music therapy student at Cleveland State University (CSU) and working toward becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist, MT-BC. She will be a full-time music therapy intern at University Hospitals’ Connor Integrative Health Network starting summer 2021. Rebekah was elected 2020-2021 Secretary for CSU’s Student Music Therapist Organization. Having an entrepreneurial mindset, Rebekah was self-funded in obtaining her Associate of Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). In 2018, she was President of Tri-C’s Music Club and helped raise record funds. Rebekah performed the National Anthem with the Tri-C acapella quartet at her commencement.
After transferring to CSU, Rebekah studied piano with world-renowned pedagogue, Nancy Bachus, and international pianist Dr. Andrew Focks. She studied collaborative piano with The Cleveland Orchestra pianist, Joella Jones. Rebekah performed with the CSU Chorale at Severance Hall during The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus Christmas concerts in 2019. Rebekah was a part of CSU’s Jazz Combo and studied jazz piano for one year with Rock Wehrmann. Rebekah is currently studying piano with GRAMMY Award Winner, Dr. Angelin Chang. In Spring 2019, Rebekah attended the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Conference in Spokane, Washington. In Summer 2019, she was a scholarship recipient to attend the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) in Chicago.
As an athlete, Rebekah played club soccer, basketball and currently plays ultimate frisbee for CSU’s club team. She is an active runner and taught a 12-week Run for God class in summer 2020. Having five siblings, Rebekah enjoys working with kids and was a mentor for Kids Hope USA, a soccer referee and coach, camp counselor, children’s ministry worker, and worship leader. As a teacher, Rebekah’s primary focus is to help students discover and express their unique individuality through music. She encourages students to honor their journey with humble gratitude and giving back to the community. Rebekah teaches her private students in Medina County.