EDUCATION

Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Master of Science
Education, Media, Design, & Technology

The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Bachelor of Music Education
P-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Vaughan Music Studios, Columbus, OH; July 2018-present
Teacher of Voice, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music Theory, Songwriting, and Music Technology/Production

Parallel Education Division, Columbus, OH; July 2018-present
Substitute Teacher

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH; July 2018-present
Substitute Teacher

Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts, New York, NY; July 2014 - July 2018
Founding High School Music Teacher, Tri-M Advisor, Theater Music Director

  • Design, implement, and teach all music curriculum for entire district (Concert band, pep band, chorus, guitar, modern band, music technology, music production, audio engineering, music industry, music theory, songwriting/composition, music history) 
  • Music Director/Pit Conductor/Live Sound Coordinator for annual musical theatre
  • Direct performance groups at various adjudicated events, received Superior rating each time 
  • Founder/Charter Advisor for Tri-M Chapter 7481
  • Founder/Director of annual SAHS Battle of the Bands
  • Established/maintain school recording studio
  • Liason to Broadway community for SAHS; accompanying students to professional shows and talk backs 
  • Built inventory database for music literature, equipment 
  • Composed high school fight song 
  • Collaborate with art and humanities departments to create new and innovative presentations/experiences 
  • Founded new system for performing arts box office

Entrepreneurship Preparatory School & Village Preparatory School, Cleveland, OH; August 2013-June 2014
Music Teacher, grades K-8

  • Taught music history, theory, and technology courses for 5th - 8th grade scholars 
  • Incorporated Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff pedagogy
  • Designed and implemented rigorous lessons that correlate to the National Standards for Music Education

 Riverside Local Schools, Painesville, OH; August 2012-June 2013
Choir Director (One-Year Substitute), grades 6-7

  • Selected and rehearsed repertoire for six choirs
  • Created/implemented assessment for all students

Rocky River City Schools, Rocky River, OH; November 2011-June 2012
Middle School Musical Co-Director, Substitute Teacher, grades K-12

  • Taught lessons in elementary, middle and high schools
  • Prepared musical cast and pit musicians for performance

 Fairview Park City Schools, Fairview Park, OH; August 2011-June 2012
Long Term Substitute Elementary Music Teacher, Long Term Substitute Orchestra Director

  • Led daily rehearsals for orchestras, grades 5-12
  • Created a music class website
  • Prepared elementary classes for fall and winter performances

HOPE Academy, West Campus, Cleveland, OH; August 2008-June 2011
Music Teacher, grades K-8

  • Choir Director, Guitar Teacher, Drama Club Advisor
  • Chair of Faculty Education Technology Committee 

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Educator Videos

CERTIFICATION

Instrumental & Vocal Music (Pre-K - 12th grade)
State of Ohio, 5-Year Professional License

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rocky River Presbyterian Church, Rocky River, OH
Youth Choir Director, grades 6-12
Volunteer Middle School Youth Group Leader

Volunteer Music Teacher and Worship Music Leader at Vacation Bible School

Joseph Badger Meadows Camp & Conference Center, Burghill, OH
Director of Music, Assistant Camp Director

The Highlands Camp & Conference Center, Mesopotamia, OH
Summer Camp Counselor and Music Leader

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

NAfME, National Association for Music Education
   Tri-M Music Honor Society, Chapter 7481 Advisor

NYSSMA, New York State School Music Association

APME, Association for Popular Music Education
   Little Kids Rock Teacher
   D'Addario Education Collective

OMEA, Ohio Music Education Association
   Social Media Specialist, 2012
   Charles H. Benner Leadership Academy

OCMEA, Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association
   Chapter President, College of Wooster

ACDA, American Choral Directors Association

OCDA, Ohio Choral Directors Association

TI:ME, Technology Institute for Music Educators

CASA, Contemporary A Cappella Society

MUSIC SKILLS

  • Conducting
  • Guitar
  • Marching Band
  • Orchestra
  • Band
  • Jazz
  • Choir
  • Show Choir
  • A Cappella
  • Musical Theater
  • Elementary Music
  • Middle School Music
  • Modern Band
  • Rock Band

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office
  • G Suite (Google)
  • iLife
  • iPad
  • iOS
  • SMART Board
  • Music Notation Software:
    • Sibelius
    • Noteflight
    • Finale
    • Notion
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
  • Digital Audio Workstations:
    • Studio One
    • Garageband
    • ProTools
    • Logic Pro
    • Ableton Live
    • Soundation
    • Soundtrap