Private Piano Teacher resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

I began my music career at age 18 in Monterrey Mexico at Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza. I was a voice performance major and took piano as my secondary instrument but divided my effort equally into both. I took private instruction, music theory, ear training, choir, solfege, and I participated in the choir for a production of the opera Carmen.The music program gave us enough time to practice our instruments so I was able to practice an average of 6 hours every day.

I took private instruction in both instruments with very renowned teachers including: Carlos Guzman, Mauricio Ponce, Fernando Davila, Teresa Tamez, Cristina Velazco, Kathia Santos and Graciela Suarez. After completing my third year at ESDMD I decided that I wanted to study abroad and applied to several universities in the US. I transferred to UTSA on August 2008 and continued my degree there for four more years.

I began as a voice major at UTSA but at the end of my freshman year decided to take piano as my principal instrument. I studied voice with Dr.Gary Mabry on my freshman year and with Dr. Susan Olson on my sophomore and junior years. I took Piano with Dr. Kassandra on my freshman, sophomore and junior years and gave a sophomore recital where I performed pieces by Bach,Haydn, Chopin and Bartok. I also prepared a trio piece by Bruch which I performed for my chamber music class together with a violinist and a violist.

After taking a summer of organ lessons with Dr.David Heller I decided to enroll in Organ and Harpsichord with Dr. David Eaton for a semester at UTSA.

I graduated in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music.

I have taken piano lessons with professor Sophia Gilmson from UT Austin for a year.

I am currently taking jazz lessons from Dr. Brent Watkins and will begin harpsichord lessons with Dr. David Heller on February 2013.

I sing soprano in St. Luke's episcopal parish choir directed by Dr.David Heller.

  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Six and a half years of private teaching experience
  • Familiar with several piano methods
  • Know several voice warm up exercises
  • Good sight reading skills.
  • Have learned a lot about proper piano and voice technique from my instructors
  • Have organized five piano and voice recitals

  • Good typing skills/handwriting
  • Patient with kids and adults
  • Can choose the appropriate method for a student depending on his/her age and create lesson plans
  • Sensitive to tuning, good ear, good pitch
  • Have composed several pieces for voice and guitar and piano and violin
  • Have accompanied choirs, and singers, and have played organ and piano at church services

Won fourth place in a music composition contest in Monterrey Mexico on 2005. The assignment was to compose a song that talked about Jesus and that promoted Clairel values. We had to perform the songs live on a stage.

11/2006 to Current
Private Piano Teacher Sam Ash Music Sarasota, FL,

In Mexico:

Taught a few adult private students ages 20 and 24. We covered Jhon Thompson's teaching the little fingers to play, a Sonatina by Kuhlau and a minuet by Bach.

In San Antonio:

have been teaching privately at students house's and at my apartment. I have taught children and adult students ages 3 and a half,4, 5,6,7,10,12,48,60,99. (all ages)

03/2010 to Current
Piano and Voice Teacher Sam Ash Music White Plains, NY,

Taught piano and voice to children and adults. ages 3 and a half, 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,14,23,29,43,50,56,58,99.

Methods used:

Nancy and Randall Faber lesson book A and B and level 1

Alfred's Music for Little Mozart's

Michael Aaron

Classical Repertoire

Copies from different methods.


Warm up exercises

Nicola Vaccai

Classical repertoire

Popular songs

Nursery songs

03/2009 to 03/2010
Piano and Voice Teacher Woodland School District 50 Gurnee, IL,

Taught piano and voice to children ages 5,6,9, 10.

Methods used:

Nancy and Randall Faber methods

My First Piano adventure lesson book A

My First Piano Adventure lesson book B

Piano Adventures Level 1

Alfred's Music for little Mozarts Music Lesson Book 1

Voice, popular kid repertoire method

2008 to 09/2008
Piano teacher Monfrey Music City, STATE,

Taught children ages 3 and a half, 11 and 5 to play piano.

Used Alfred's Basic methods.

02/2006 to 05/2007
Piano Teacher Sala Beethoven City, STATE,

Taught piano once a week. Had students of ages 4, 5, 9, and 11.

Used several levels of the Alfred's Basic method books including level 1A, and 1B, and John Thompson's Teaching little fingers to play.

10/2006 to 02/2007
Music Teacher Kinder Nido City, STATE,

Played and sang nursery songs in keyboard and guitar. Instructed kids about different instruments, created group lesson plans with different musical activities. Ex; put the kids to dance with classical music, showed them how to make rhythms with different percussive instruments Learn a song. etc.

Expected in 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Music: Piano and Voice
UTSA - San Antonio, TX

Studied Piano and Voice. Took voice and piano private instruction until my junior year.

Expected in
Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice and Piano performance
Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza - Monterrey, NL

Studied Classical Piano and Voice for three years.Took private instruction, ear training, music theory, Italian language and choir.

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School Attended

  • UTSA
  • Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza

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  • Piano and Voice Teacher
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  • Piano teacher
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  • Music Teacher


  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance

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