Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Adept, compassionate, dependable, highly motivated Private Music Instructor with solid foundation, and expertise in clarinet, oboe, and bassoon, and classical music. Offering exemplary communication skills and ability to design engaging lessons to promote lasting practice habits. Approachable and patient. Offering 5 years of teaching experience in both instrumental and vocal music. Known for motivating students to achieve potential and develop a lifelong passion for music. Effective and personable teacher dedicated to helping students reach goals and appreciate music. Focused on providing innovative, fun and inspiring music instruction.

  • Managing time
  • Audition prep
  • Musical theory
  • Planning lessons
  • Organization
  • Customer service
Private Music Instructor, 11/2018 - Current
Ken Stanton Music City, STATE,
  • Incorporate fundamentals of music into lessons to discuss music concepts and theories.
  • Teach instrumental and musical training on multiple instruments.
  • Collaborate with parents to regarding desired learning outcomes.
  • Model proper techniques to rehearse between private lessons.
  • Evaluate students to assist in performance preparation.
  • Foster creativity, confidence, enthusiasm, good practicing habits.
Private Music Instructor, 01/2011 - 05/2011
Self-employed City, STATE,
  • Aided students in preparations for auditions by helping select pieces and assessing necessary practice time.
  • Offered positive encouragement to keep participants motivated.
  • Utilized method books and teaching aids to provide instruction.
  • Incorporated manipulatives and hands-on activities to consolidate important music concepts.
  • Communicated with parents on progress of students.
Choir Director/Instrumental Music Director, 06/1992 - 06/1996
Worldwide Church Of God City, STATE,
  • Chose suitable music for various vocal types and organized rehearsals to ensure performer's readiness.
  • Scheduled, planned and coordinated music for church musicians for weekly religious services, and seasonal events.
  • Consulted with pastor regarding hymns, special music events.
  • Worked with children ages 5-12 and molded teaching methods to align with age and skill level.
  • Chose suitable music for vocal types and organized rehearsals to prepare members for performances.
  • Rewrote original musical scores in different musical styles by changing tempos, harmonies, and rhythms.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Communication Disorders, Expected in 08/1995
Appalachian State University - Boone, NC
  • Completed college-level coursework in Music Theory, Woodwinds Methods Course, Pedagogy in bassoon, oboe/english horn, and voice, and diction.
  • Performed in University Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet, and Bassoon Ensemble
  • Major in Communication Disorders
: Music Performance, Expected in
Caldwell Community College And Technical Institute - Hudson, NC,
  • Completed coursework in Music History, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Pedagogy in Voice, Piano, and Clarinet, Conducting, Concert Band performance
  • Studied clarinet with Dr. Doug Miller, Dr. Lynn White at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Hudson, NC (09/1982 to 05/1984)
: Double Reed Symposium, Expected in 03/2020
University of Georgia - Athens, GA,

Attended faculty artist recital featuring oboist John Ferillo, current faculty member of the New England Conservatory, and Boston University; Reid Messich, Associate Professor of oboe at University of Georgia; Kristin Wolfe-Jenson, Professor of Bassoon at University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music; and Amy Pollard, Associate Professor of Bassoon at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at University of Georgia; Attended bassoon master class with Kristen-Wolfe-Jenson, and Amy Pollard.

: Double Reed Symposium, Expected in 09/2019
Georiga State University - Atlanta, GA,

Attended Faculty Artist Recital featuring Lara Dahl, Professor of Oboe at Georgia State University; John Grove, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Georgia State University; and John Dee, Professor of Oboe at University of Illinois; Attended and participated in bassoon master class with John Grove.

: Summer Band Director Symposium, Expected in 06/2019
Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA,

Attended symposium, and performed a variety of wind symphony literature on bassoon in a wind ensemble led by various middle school, and high school band directors whose conducting was critiqued by guest clinician Gary Green, Professor Emeritus of the Frost School of Music at University of Miami. Symposium included presentations on technique, artistry, rehearsal strategy, literature and repertoire, and instrumental pedagogy.

: Clarinet Day, Expected in 04/2017
Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA,

Attended faculty recital performance featuring John Warren, Professor of Clarinet at Kennesaw State University; and Justin Stanley, Associate Professor of Clarinet at Kennesaw State University; performed on bass clarinet in clarinet ensemble.

Honors and Accomplishments
  • Inducted into Music Masters of America (Tri-M Club) (10/1980 to 06/1982)
  • Member of Atlanta Federation of Musicians (2011)
  • Provided private instruction for two District Honors Band students, and one All-State Band student.
  • Principal clarinet senior year of high school.
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Additional Activities

Bassoon/oboe/English Horn in Atlanta Wind Symphony, Milton, GA (05/2011 to current)
Principal bassoon/second oboe/English Horn in First Baptist Atlanta Worship Orchestra, Atlanta, GA (06/2014 to Current).

Second bassoon in Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Decatur, GA (05/2010 to 01/2011)

Principal bassoon in Peachtree Winds Symphonic Winds, Norcross, GA (05/2010)

Second bassoon and English Horn in Greater Miami Symphonic Band, Coral Gables, FL (11/2007 to 03/2010)

Principal oboe and second bassoon in Richmond Concert Band, Richmond, VA (09/2002 to 08/2003)

Principal bassoon in Broward Community College Concert Band, Davie, FL (01/2000 to 05/2000).

Second bassoon in Charlotte Civic Orchestra, Charlotte, NC (12/1998 to 05/1999).

Principal and second bassoon in Union Symphony Orchestra, Monroe, NC (01/1997 to 12/1998).

Principal bassoon in Wingate University Concert Band, Wingate, NC (01/1997 to 12/1998).

Principal oboe in the Appalachian State University Concert Band, Boone, NC. (08/1991 to 12/1994); Second oboe and English Horn in University Wind Ensemble (08/1992 to 12/1994); bassoon in University Bassoon Ensemble (08/1993 to 05/1995); oboe in University Woodwind Quintet (01/1995 to 05/1995).

Studied oboe/English horn with Dr. Lynn White (01/1991 to 05/1994), and bassoon with Dr. Jon Beebe at Appalachian State University (01/1993 to 08/1996)

Clarinet in Lenoir-Rhyne College Concert Band, Hickory, NC (01/1983 to 05/1983); and principal bassoon (01/2002 to 04/2002), and (09/2003 to 04/2007).
Clarinet in Lenoir Community Band, Lenoir, NC (06/1982 to 08/1985).

Clarinet, and bass clarinet in Worldwide Church of God Worship Orchestra, Lenoir, NC (06/1981 to 01/1991)

  • Certification in Interactive Metronome for both children and adults acquired 10/2019

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