private piano and voice teacher resume example with 14+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Knowledgeable Music Director with 15+ years of experience and exceptional leadership, planning and relationship-building skills. Detail-oriented with a successful background in teaching, performing and conducting choirs. Looking for a new role with long-term potential. Adept at working with individual performers to optimize sound and abilities. Specializing in classical, gospel, and contemporary Christian music. Willing to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational needs.

  • Music Management
  • Technology Integration
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership
  • Good listening skills
  • Organization and time management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Computer Skills
  • Performance Organization
  • Microsoft Office
Royal Conservatory of Toronto Toronto, Canada , Expected in 12/2022 Associated Diploma in Piano Performance : Music Pedagogy - GPA :
University of Houston Houston, Texas, United States , Expected in 12/2012 Bachelor of Arts : Music - GPA :
Kerr High School Houston, Texas, United States , Expected in 05/2007 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Work History
First United Methodist Church - Private Piano and Voice Teacher
Bloomington, IL, 03/2007 - Current
  • Maintained a private teaching studio of 25 students. Students are from various parts of the United States and abroad.
  • Conducted individual and group piano lessons lasting between 30 to 60 minutes each.
  • Developed lesson plans surrounding various types of art, history, and culture.
  • Selected music from various genres and time periods to help students cultivate a true love for music.
  • Personalized lessons to accommodate each student's unique goals, interests, and ability to learn how to play or sing.
  • Arranged and held recitals at the end of the semester to help students foster confidence in public.
  • Communicated regularly with parents to provide information about their children's progress, goals, and challenges.
  • Regularly assessing students by registering them for the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music exam, holding virtual studio classes, encouraging them to perform wherever they can.
  • Worked with students to sharpen sight-reading, memorization, and improvisation piano techniques.
Sam Ash Music - Music Director
Springfield, NJ, 04/2016 - 07/2020
  • Taught music appreciation, history and fundamentals to vocalists and musicians of all skill levels.
  • Selected Hymns and Songs that were in line with the Bible Readings for weekly Sunday Mass
  • Educated students on proper vocal techniques and vocal warm-ups.
  • Prepared choirs for special liturgical and feast days in the Catholic Religious Calendar.
  • Communicated with distributors and label representatives to obtain new music.
  • Handled requests for specific musical selections.
  • Directed groups at rehearsals and live or recorded performances to achieve desired effects such as tonal and harmonic balance dynamics, rhythm and tempo.
  • Transcribed musical compositions and melodic lines to adapt to particular group or create specific musical style.
  • Accompanied morning worship services on piano and organ as part of worship team.
  • Rewrote original scores to adapt to different musical genres and styles.
  • Transposed pieces from one instrument to another and one key to another to accommodate client and musician preferences.
Disciples United Methodist Church - Choir Director and Pianist
City, STATE, 02/2008 - 03/2020
  • Maintained calendars of events and assisted in event planning.
  • Performed sound quality checks and front-of-house mixing to maintain company sound system.
  • Led Praise and Worship with the choir and praise team during Sunday services.
  • Arranged special music, including solos and instrumental accompaniment for anniversary, wedding, funeral, and special events.
  • Transposed pieces from one key to another to accommodate client and musician preferences.
  • Developed relationships with other church choirs and sang at different worship nights, choir festivals, church anniversaries.
Colony Music Studio - Piano Teacher
City, STATE, 04/2008 - 05/2018
  • Communicated with parents regarding upcoming events and student progress.
  • Engaged students in discussions on musical selection and composer histories.
  • Coordinated recitals and musical events to showcase student achievements.
  • Evaluated and graded student performance, homework assignments, projects and tests.
  • Introduced students to appropriate hand positioning, finger transitions and pedal use.
  • Maintained daily student records and evaluated student progress.
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Maintained current knowledge of community plays, concerts and performance events to suggest student attendance.
  • Several First Division ratings in Piano and Voice for Texas Solo and Ensemble for the city and state levels.
  • Won many awards from the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) in Number
    Sense(Mental Math), Science, and Music.
  • Wrote Responsorials Psalms and Gospel Acclamations that were published for use by Houston Catholic churches for their mass settings.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Royal Conservatory of Toronto
  • University of Houston
  • Kerr High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Private Piano and Voice Teacher
  • Music Director
  • Choir Director and Pianist
  • Piano Teacher


  • Associated Diploma in Piano Performance
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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