Jessica Claire
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Seasoned program director with 7 years' experience working in public schools, 10 years experience managing and directing music programs and 12 years' experience as a professional musician. Accomplished in creating and establishing social media accounts for businesses, advertisements and customer service. Also accomplished in video and image editing, and production. Motivated, energetic, loyal, and adaptable worker that pays attention to details and produces quality work.

  • Program Administration
  • Musical proficiency
  • Positive and friendly
  • Social media management
  • Event planning
  • Database management
  • Microsoft Office expertise
  • Recordkeeping and bookkeeping
Music Teacher, 08/2013 - Current
Music And Arts Dover, IL,
  • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and progress student accountability.
  • Set and communicated ground rules for classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
  • Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
  • Conquered challenges of working with highly diverse student population to attain exceptional student achievement.
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents, school administration and staff.
  • Earned positive feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.
  • Fosters relationships with staff, students and parents to drive departmental and school objectives and philosophies.
  • Completes student records and school-related documentation.
  • Formulates and implementes effective lesson plans focusing on principles of music, musicianship, music theory and history.
  • Organizes special events, school concerts, music competitions and music examinations.
  • Helps students appreciate arts with instructional and immersive techniques.
  • Broadens approach and improved teaching by completing training courses.
  • Maintains school equipment and rentals in top condition.
  • Directs chorus and band programs for middle and high school.
  • Interfaces with parents to discuss student progress and resolve conflicting educational priorities.
  • Maintains students' progress by evaluating and adjusting strategies.
  • Designs and implements curricula to challenge students and encourage excellence.
  • Liaises with teachers and staff to ensure continuity of practice and development of music lessons.
  • Mentors individual students effectively by taking creative approach.
  • Gathers needed materials such as music and props for daily class instruction as well as performances.
  • Utilizes creative approaches to solve performance issues.
  • Monitors students' progress by analyzing performance metrics.
  • Provides leadership and management to Music department to achieve superior benchmarks in teaching and curriculum design, instruction, music performance and composition.
Music Director, 03/2013 - Current
First United Methodist Church Louisville, KY,
  • Organize and prepare music for services, in collaboration with the pastor.
  • Schedule and direct rehearsals with choir members, praise team members, and guest musicians.
  • Create and operate a Facebook business Page for the church, including creating and purchasing advertisements, helping to answer questions for the church outside of office hours, and record, edit and upload services during Covid-19. Facilitate live streaming for services.
  • Choose and prepare pieces for holidays and special event performances at Edgewater United Methodist Church.
  • Play piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and drum set to accompany praise team.
  • Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents to maintain organized filing system.
  • Write musical scores for orchestras, bands, and choral groups.
  • Uses computers and synthesizers to compose, orchestrate and arrange music.
  • Guides up to 20 musicians during rehearsals and services.
  • Uses Finale and Excel to edit and enhance music library.
  • Collaborate with others to discuss new ministry opportunities, such as community outreach, fundraisers, fellowship events, and others.
Music Director, 03/2010 - 03/2013
First United Methodist Church Missouri City, TX,
  • Chose and prepared pieces for holidays and special event performances at the church.
  • Organized and prepared music for the church year.
  • Plan and rehearse with choir, handbell choir, and praise teams.
  • Played the piano to accompany choir and praise team.
  • Guided up to 15 musicians during rehearsals, performances and recording sessions.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Music Education , Expected in 12/2012
Stetson University - Deland, FL
Associate of Arts: Music Education, Expected in 05/2009
Brevard Community College - Palm Bay, FL

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