Teaching Experience

I have been blessed with many opportunities to teach in many different capacities over the past 16 years of my life. I was able to begin developing my career at an early age (16) because I discovered what I wanted to do with my life when I was very little- I wanted to teach music. I searched out every opportunity I could find to learn and grow as an educator. I have taught in both public and private schools, in churches, and in private studios. I have been a band director, a percussion ensemble director, an elementary music teacher, and a piano, percussion, vocal, and guitar instructor. I have directed youth praise bands, adult, youth, and children’s choirs, as well as served as church accompanist. I have led countless VBS (vacation bible school) music teams, taught summer music camp classes, and assisted in marching band rehearsals. I have taught students who are as young as 3 and as old as 55. I have helped undergraduate music education students with their practicum teaching assignments and presented my own unique lesson ideas to fellow teachers during professional development workshops. I have loved every minute of it. I love being a teacher. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.

P.S. 51 Elias Howe Elementary School, New York, NY
Aug 2010- Present
Grades Pre-K – 5 general music class, Recorder Ensemble, Orff Ensemble, Chorus

Abundant Waters, New York, NY
Aug 2010- Present
After school music teacher for guitar class, ukulele class

Manhattan Girls Choir, New York, NY
Sept 2013- Aug 2015
Theory Instructor and Ass. Director for Junior Choir

C.S. 57 The Crescent School, Bronx, NY
Aug 2008- June 2010
Grades Pre-K – 5 general music class, Chorus, Recorder Lunch Ensemble, Project Arts Liason, Grant Writing Committee

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Aug 2006- May 2008
Graduate Assistant, Supervised practicum teachers for elementary methods classes, assisted in research and development for a music and reading curriculum

St. Jude Elementary School, Baton Rouge, LA
Aug 2006- May 2008
Assistant Band Director, Grades 4 – 8, Percussion Ensemble Director

Louisiana Symphony Association, Baton Rouge, LA
Sept 2006- May 2008
Louisiana Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble Director, Grades 8- 12

LSU Music Academy, Baton Rouge, LA
June 2003- May 2008
Percussion Instructor, Grades 2 – 11

Catholic High School, Baton Rouge, LA
July 2006- May 2008
Percussion Instructor

Zachary United Methodist Church, Zachary, LA
Aug 2006- May 2008
Director of Youth Praise Band and Youth Ministries, Grades 6 – 12

Progress Elementary and Tanglewood Elementary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
Jan- May 2006
Grades Pre-K -5 general music classes

Vandebilt Catholic High School, Houma, LA
Summer 2005, 2006
Music Theory Teacher, Percussion Instructor, Grades 5 – 12

Livingston Parish Children’s Choir, Denham Springs, LA
Summers 2005 – 2007
Orff Instructor Grades K – 2

Country Day Elementary School, Baton Rouge, LA
Sept 2004 – May 2005
Grades K – 5 general music classes

Carpenter’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Prairieville, LA
Aug 2002-Dec 2005
Director of Youth Music Ministries, Church Accompanist, Youth Director Grades 7 – 12

Private Music Teacher, Baton Rouge, LA
July 2001- May 2008
Piano, voice, guitar, percussion; ages 5- 50

First Presbyterian Church of Thibodaux, Thibodaux, LA
Aug 1998-May 2001
Church accompanist and Children’s Choir Director