Music Educator


As a Music Educator, I challenge students academically and artistically, extending learning through performance opportunities and classroom experiences.


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

The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Bachelor of Music Education: K-12 Vocal & Instrumental Music


Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts, New York, NY
Founding Guitar and Choral Music Teacher, HS Music Content Lead

  • Designer of Music Curriculum
  • Director of Choral Music
  • Guitar Instructor
  • Musical Director, musical theater

Entrepreneurship Preparatory School, Cleveland, OH
Village Preparatory School, Cleveland, OH
Music Teacher

  • Taught music history, theory, and technology courses for 5th – 8th grade scholars
  • Incorporated Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff pedagogy
  • Hold auditions, select repertoire, run rehearsals, and direct the school choir
  • Prepare all scholars for school-wide concerts
  • Create rigorous lessons that correlate to the National Standards for Music Education

Riverside Local Schools, Painesville, OH
Choir Director (One-Year Sub.), LaMuth Middle School

  • Implemented common assessment for all music students
  • Participated in OMEA District VII Honor’s Choir Festival
  • Selected and rehearsed repertoire for six choirs
  • Prepared six choirs for winter & spring concerts
  • Coached 25 singers for Chamber Music Festival
  • Introduced Twitter, Remind101, QR codes, and other technologies into choir program

Rocky River City School District, Rocky River, OH
MS Musical Co-Director • Substitute Teacher

  • Taught lessons in elementary, middle, & high schools
  • Prepared musical cast and pit for performance
  • Coached 200+ soloists for Solo & Ensemble Contest
  • Chaperoned trips to band and choir festivals

Fairview Park City School District, Fairview Park, OH
Long Term Substitute Elementary Music Teacher • Long Term Substitute Orchestra Director

  • Utilized technology to create dynamic lessons and units
  • Taught vocal parts and choreography for Winter Concert
  • Auditioned students for vocal solos and speaking parts
  • Led daily rehearsals for orchestras, grades 5 – 12
  • Created a music class website (which has since been adopted by the full-time teacher)

HOPE Academy, West Campus, Cleveland, OH
Music Teacher, grades K-8


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

JBM Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center, Burghill, OH
Director of Music and Assistant Camp Director

Vacation Bible School, RRPC, Rocky River, OH
Volunteer Music Teacher

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

Professional Affiliations

NAfME (National Association for Music Education)

OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association)

  • Social Media Specialist, 2012-present
  • Charles H. Benner Leadership Academy, 2012

OCMEA (Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association)

  • Chapter President, College of Wooster, 2007-2008

ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)

OCDA (Ohio Choral Directors Association)

  • National School Choral Award, 2004

TI:ME (Technology Institute for Music Educators)

CASA (Contemporary A cappella Society)


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


Microsoft Office, Google Apps, iWork, iLife, iPad, SMART Board, Sibelius Music Notation



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