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I always knew I wanted to work as a professional Music Teacher since I have a fierce love of working with people and sharing my true passion with them. I’ve had plenty of experience working with students of all levels and skills - from beginners to real experts. No matter who I’m teaching, I thrive on seeing my students grow and develop as they discover what they can achieve.

MUSIC TEACHER

(In Person or Virtual)

Versatile – Dedicated – Enthusiastic

 

Multi-talented teaching professional, committed to providing a solid education and instilling music appreciation in all students. A talent for integrating cooperative learning, multiculturalism to vary lesson plans and provide a well-rounded learning experience for students. Proven abilities for tailoring lessons to meet student’s diverse needs and capture their interest and imagination. Compassionate and inspiring: can maintain a motivated and well-disciplined classroom where each student feels special, cared for and successful; a trustworthy educator with exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills to cultivate strong relationships with the parents, students and all members of the school community. Key strengths include:

 

- Inquiry-Based Learning - Creative Lessons Plan Development

- Musicianship Skill - Multi Sensory Lessons

- Individual Education Plans - Quality Music Programs

- Student Motivation - Group Learning

- Performance Assessments - Technology Integration

 

 

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance (1995)

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

 

Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance (1992)

Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina

 

High School Diploma (1990)

Pendleton High School, Pendleton, South Carolina

2004 Latin Grammy Winner

Artist: “Albita” CD: Albito Llego’

American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (1998 - present )

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Self Employed Music Teacher – South Florida 2015 - Present

Instruments taught: Piano and drums.

In the comforts of the student's home, help them to develop into the best musician he/she can be. Give the student the “musical tools” needed to create and grow.

 

Rising Starz Music Academy – Davie, FL 2010- 2015

Provided instrumental and music training for students -Tailored lesson plans and integrated a wide range of activities and materials to accommodate all styles of learners - Encouraged students to explore writing and production aspects of music – Assembled groups of student musicians to create “Rock Class” and “Drum City.” Drum city was a percussion ensemble ages 8-11.

 

 

Jubilate Summer Music Camp – Miami, FL 2001-2006

Taught divisions of students ranging from 11-18 that were under privileged with desire to become better musicians – Used several unconventional methods to teach rhythm and reading – Composed final music performance of camp – Integrated cooperative learning activities and multicultural lesson to raise class participation levels, demonstrate cultural diversity in music enhance academic and social skills

 

 

Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School – Miami, FL 2005

-Developed and presented stimulating lesson plans that covered a wide range of topics and fostered music    appreciation - Instructed students in technical aspects of music – Conducted rehearsals – Provided chances to perform – Evaluated student progress – Offered one on one help – Ensured each student was able to understand materials to develop his/her skills

 

Pendleton High School (Percussion and Drumline Instructor) Pendleton, SC 1990-1994

-Helped students see and reach potential on his/her instrument – Made sure students understood “team” environment – composed marching band show music for students

 

J.L. Mann High School (Percussion and Drumline Instructor) Greenville, SC 1992-1993

(Activities are same as above for Pendleton High School)

 

Berea High School (Percussion and Drumline Instructor) Greenville, SC 1992-1993

(Activities are same as above for Pendleton High School)

 

 

 

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

 

President and C.E.O, Big Bam Entertainment, LLC

 

Music composer for Sony TV / Crackle show “Start Up” Season 1. Ep 4 and Season 3 Ep. 10

 

2004 Latin Billboard Nominee - Music Writer/Producer Universal Records

South Florida Chamber Orchestra Principal Percussionist

Touring Drummer for Javier Garcia (Universal Records Recording Artist)

 

Performed and or recorded with: Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Qunicy Jones, Ziggy Marley, Albita, Lauryn Hill          Diana Krall, Jon Secada, Jimena, Richard Smallwood, Raul Di Blasio and Sam Salter.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES APPLIED

 

Drum Material:

 

  • “Drums For The Absolute Beginner” by Pete Sweeney

  • “Syncopation” by Ted Reed

  • “Drums 1” by Blake Neely and Rick Mattingly

  • “1001 Drum Grooves” by Steve Mansfield

 

Piano Material:

 

  • Alfred Basic Piano Prep Course Series

  • “Mozart, The First Book For Pianists” by Willard Palmer

  • “42 Famous Classics Arranged For Easy Piano”

  • Bastien Piano Basics “Piano for the Young Beginner” series.

 

(Pro Tools and Finale are often used to create music based on the individuals personal needs.)