music teacher resume example with 12 years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Music and teaching are my passions. As a middle school student, I discovered and knew that I wanted to be a teacher of music as a career. Nothing has swayed my decision to follow that path. Immediately after high school I was recruited to work as a drumline instructor with another high school band program. I've been teaching music nonstop since then. I have taught students of every age to love and appreciate music. I approach teaching with energy, confidence, humor, and making it easy to understand. There is no student who cannot learn to read, play, and love music. My goal is not to create more players of instruments, but rather to instill an appreciation for how all music enhances the soul and brings out feelings we, as humans, may not otherwise acknowledge.

  • Music theory
  • Lesson planning
  • Music history
  • Special events
  • Performance direction
  • Georgia music standards
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Multitasking ability
  • Unique teaching delivery
  • Humor in most situations
  • Excellent parental communication
  • Behavior management
  • Classroom management
  • Adaptable style
  • Professional development
  • Play-based learning
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Video creating and editing
  • Photographer
  • Enneagram 4
Assistant Band Director, 07/2021 to Current
Edinburg Independent School DistrictEdinburg, TX,
  • Planned band involvement in extracurricular activities and special events.
  • Led after school programs such as percussion ensemble.
  • Used computers and synthesizers to compose, orchestrate and arrange music.
  • Directed rehearsals to achieve tonal and harmonic balance.
  • Transcribes musical compositions and melodic lines to create musical style.
  • Guided 100+ musicians during rehearsals, performances and recording sessions.
  • Chose and prepared pieces for holidays and special event performances.
Media Arts for Audio and Music Teacher, 07/2021 to Current
School District Of AshlandAshland, WI,
  • Formulated and implemented effective lesson plans focusing on principles of music, musicianship, music theory and history.
  • Maintained students' progress by evaluating and adjusting strategies.
  • Helped students appreciate arts with instructional and immersive techniques.
  • Interfaced with parents to discuss student progress and resolve conflicting educational priorities.
  • Monitored students' progress by analyzing performance metrics.
  • Taught students history, techniques and principles of music technology.
  • Completed student records and school-related documentation.
  • Taught music composition using the website Bandlab.
  • Used Bandlab to teach technology; students usedloops, the MIDI keyboard, remixed songs, and created a popular video game soundtrack.
Music Teacher, 08/2015 to 05/2021
University Of Nebraska At OmahaOmaha, NE,
  • Organized special events, school concerts.
  • Formulated and implemented effective lesson plans focusing on principles of music, musicianship, music theory and history.
  • Taught students history, techniques and principles of elementary music.
  • Directed Grandparents' Day programs for school. PreK through 5th grades participated.
  • Directed and successfully ran a school talent show.
  • Helped students appreciate arts with instructional and immersive techniques.
  • Utilized creative approaches to solve performance issues.
  • Composed and arranged music for department and approved music selections chosen by teachers.
  • Gathered needed materials such as music and props for daily class instruction as well as performances.
  • Specialized in Quaver method of musical instruction. Quaver is an online music curriculum that is unmatched in regards to standards and enjoyment. It maximizes learning the classroom and has enhanced my teaching tremendously.
  • Created multiple videos to aid in Distance Learning for our school and for music.
  • Created and taught a Ukulele program for 5th grade
  • Offered private lessons to students
  • Coached a Girl's on the Run program (one year only)
  • Coordinated a Family Arts Night with other Enrichment teachers to create a fun, hands-on environment for families to enjoy together.
Band Director, 08/2012 to 05/2015
Screven County Middle SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Assigned and rented out instruments to students for the year.
  • Led after school programs such as percussion and chamber ensembles.
  • Chose and prepared pieces for holidays and special event performances.
  • Evaluated and placed beginning band students on instruments for most success.
  • Assisted the High School Marching Band.
  • Wrote drumline music and cadences.
  • Taught general music to each grade level; exploring musical genres, improvisation through bucket drumming, and composition using classroom iPads and apps.
  • Verified student eligibility, established performance requirements and monitored student educational standings.
  • Traveled with two student ensembles to Large Group Performance Evaluation all three years. We performed for judges and ratings. We received an over "excellent" with a "superior" in sightreading.
  • Traveled to the University of Georgia with five chosen students to participate in a group band setting called MidFest for a weekend.
  • Adjudicated district honor band auditions every year.
  • Was a member of GMEA and Nafme.
Worship Leader & Administrative Assistant, 06/2009 to 05/2013
LifeSpring ChurchCity, STATE,
  • Lead church congregation in worship by singing and playing guitar weekly.
  • Recruited, equipped and motivated band members for band accompaniment.
  • Improved praise team performance by directing weekly rehearsals.
  • Planned worship schedules and sequences of events to keep members engaged and active.
  • Selected mix of contemporary and traditional music to meet expectations of congregation.
  • Brought in and managed volunteers to fill morning worship teams.
  • Chose songs and organized materials for every worship service.
  • Put together lyrics presentations for congregation and performers.
  • Implemented special programs for holiday and church events.
  • Visited, counseled and prayed with church members to provide pastoral care.
  • Managed scheduling for staff, monitoring resource allocation to provide optimal coverage and service.
  • Organized and maintained filing and document management systems by coordinating, archiving and purging files.
  • Weekly meetings to help senior pastor prepare for sermons.
  • Ran the church office during work hours during the week.
Graduate Assistant, 08/2009 to 05/2011
Georgia Southern UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Taught a Music Appreciation class for the University in the Spring of 2011. I taught 25 students for the entire semester.
  • Marked homework assignments, tests and special projects to communicate grading.
  • Worked in the Music Department library. Organizing scores, historical books, and other musical materials. Also helped undergraduates with their studies.
  • Conducted the University's band ensembles for numerous concerts, including the top performing group for my final grade in conducting.
  • Oversaw students in group settings and offered academic guidance.
  • Analyzed data to assist professors with various projects.
  • Liaised between professors and students to provide information on subject matter, assignments and class expectations.
  • Completed daily administrative tasks for professors as directed.
  • Directed student workers and aides and delegated tasks to other graduate assistants.
  • Supported department faculty with administrative assistance, as well as curriculum and research support.
  • Utilized email, phone and in-person meetings to answer questions and mentor struggling students.
Student Teaching, 01/2009 to 05/2009
Lee County Middle SchoolCity, STATE,
  • Placed in charge of teaching five different band classes throughout the day, grades 6-8.
  • Worked extensively with all of the percussion sections.
  • Rehearsed and conducted two pieces with the 6th grade band, conducted one piece with the 7th & 8th grade band, and conducted the 6th grade percussion ensemble, the 7th grade percussion ensemble, and the 8th grade percussion for the Spring concert.
  • Taught and rehearsed with individual students to prepare for solo and ensemble competition.
  • Accompanied the band to district honor bands, festival, solo and ensemble, and the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Instrumental Conducting, Expected in 05/2011
Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA,
Bachelor of Science: Music Education, Expected in 05/2009
Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA,
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2004
Effingham County High School - Springfield, GA,

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School Attended

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Effingham County High School

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  • Assistant Band Director
  • Media Arts for Audio and Music Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Band Director
  • Worship Leader & Administrative Assistant
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Student Teaching


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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