Music Teacher resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Seasoned music teacher with sixteen years' experience in instruction and twenty years' experience as a professional musician. Accomplished in creating curriculum to prepare students for music examinations. Demonstrated ability to leverage expertise to advance organizational goals and guide students towards excellence in musical performance.

  • Classroom Management
  • Apple / Microsoft Devices and OS's
  • Differentiation and Adaptation
  • Choral Arranging
  • Virtual Classroom / Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Instructional Design
  • Curriculum Development and Lesson Planning
  • Pedagogy and Music Theory
  • Special events
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Music theory
  • Sight reading
08/2016 to Current
Music Teacher Basis.Ed Chandler, AZ,
  • Fostered relationships with staff, students and parents to drive departmental and school objectives and philosophies.
  • Organized special events, school concerts, music competitions and music examinations.
  • Formulated and implemented effective lesson plans focusing on principles of music, musicianship, music theory and history.
  • Taught students history, techniques and principles of Vocal Music and Music Theory.
  • Maintained students' progress by evaluating and adjusting strategies.
  • Utilized creative approaches to solve performance issues.
03/2017 to Current
Private Music Instructor Progress Church Of God Colonial Park, PA,
  • Fostered creative and confident environment for music education and exploration.
  • Collaborated with parents and guardians to determine desired learning outcomes, lesson schedule and additional practical matters.
  • Aided students in preparations for auditions for diverse institutions by helping select pieces and assessing necessary practice time, as well as monitoring accuracy and progress.
  • Taught piano, sheet music reading and music theory to beginning to intermediate students.
  • Modeled proper techniques and exercises to rehearse between private lessons.
  • Researched and learned new music to create innovative music programs, performances and presentations.
09/2016 to Current
Church Musician Basis.Ed Flagstaff, AZ,
  • Played variety of music with broad stylistic range and improvisatorial flexibility.
  • Chose music appropriate to specific performance requirements.
  • Transcribed musical compositions to adapt for particular ensembles.
  • Played the piano for variety of religious services.
  • Sight-read difficult music accurately and at tempo as accompanist during auditions.
  • Provided accompaniment for church choirs and other musicians participating in worship.
08/2007 to 08/2016
Music Teacher O'Neill Public Schools City, STATE,
  • Maintained students' progress by evaluating and adjusting strategies.
  • Helped students appreciate arts with instructional and immersive techniques.
  • Taught students history, techniques and principles of vocal music.
  • Directed vocal music program for middle and high school.
  • Directed drama program for high school.
  • Designed and implemented curricula to challenge students and encourage excellence.
  • Composed and arranged music for department and approved music selections chosen by teachers.
  • Organized special events, school concerts, music competitions and music examinations.
Education and Training
Expected in 2022
MED: Music Education
University Of Nebraska - Kearney, NE,

Focusing on Vocal Pedagogy, Correcting Vocal Faults, Literature Selection and Analysis, Lesson Design

  • Completed coursework in vocal pedagogy, literature and composition and form.
  • 3.86 GPA
Expected in 05/2007
MED: Curriculum And Instruction
Doane College - Crete, NE

and Instruction /, Focusing on Instructional Design, Curriculum Development, Reading in the Content Area, Differentiation of Instruction

  • 4.0 Graduate GPA, 3.36 Undergraduate + Graduate
Expected in 05/2001
Bachelor of Arts: Music Education K-12
ClaireDoane College - Crete, NE

Focusing on Vocal Music, Piano Performance / Accompaniment, Conducting, Curriculum and Lesson Design

  • Major in Music Education
  • Minor in Business
  • Director's Award Recipient
  • Focus in piano and vocal performance
  • Developed and managed three or more yearly student performances.
  • Engaged everyone in the arts, increasing student interest, and participation.
  • Facilitated four Young Americans in-school music performance workshops and performances over the course of twelve years resulting in increased student participation and growth.
  • Served as Omaha All-City Honor Choir accompanist in 2019 and 2020, performing at the Holland Center for Performing Arts.
  • Organized, fund-raised, and directed nine high school level musicals which included organizing and running all stage rehearsals and music rehearsals, designing and building of sets, designing and teaching lighting and sound design, and promotion and advertising.
  • Led performing groups to seven All-State Music state medals.
  • Served as North-Central representative Nebraska Music Educators Association of the for two years.
  • Accompanist for the Omaha Public Schools Mini-Singers Choir 2018 to present.
  • Accompanist for the Evangelical United Lutheran Church and substitute organist 1990-2000.
Activities and Honors
  • Omaha Education Association – 2016-Present
  • Nebraska Music Education Association / National Association for Music Education – 2005, 2007-Present
  • American Choral Directors Association / Nebraska Choral Directors Association – 2005-Present
  • Nebraska State Education Association – 2003-2014, 2016-Present
  • American Educators Association – 2014-2016
  • O’Neill Educations Association – 2007-2014
  • Palmer Education Association – 2005-2007
  • Nebraska State Bandmasters Association – 2005-2007

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School Attended

  • University Of Nebraska
  • Doane College
  • ClaireDoane College

Job Titles Held:

  • Music Teacher
  • Private Music Instructor
  • Church Musician
  • Music Teacher


  • MED
  • MED
  • Bachelor of Arts

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