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Private Individual Lesson Instruction

I have been teaching private lessons for over 15 years. While I specialize in woodwinds, I have 10 years experience teaching all band instruments in public schools.

Instructors I've studied with

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Conducting Experience


My Resume

Master of Music, Wind Conducting concentration American Band College, Sam Houston State University Anticipated graduation date, August 2012 Master’s Equivalency in Music Education, November 2006 Millersville University, Millersville, PA West Chester University, West Chester, PA Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Bachelor of Science in Music Education, May 2001 Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Philippa Schuyler, School for the Gifted & Talented, Spring 2011 Assisted with all beginning band classes Conducted major band class Scheduled and taught all instrumental band lessons Directed major band and beginning band in spring concert Assisted with chaperoning field trips Inventoried and data-based all instruments Education Through Music, Fall 2010 Initiated band programs at PS 43 and MS 180 in the Bronx Taught band class and small-group lessons for students in grades 5-8 The Tatnall School, Long Term Substitute, Spring 2010 Taught 5th grade general music Taught beginning and intermediate band lessons to 5th and 6th grade students Assistant director for high school concert and jazz bands Orchestrated a talent show for the middle school Lampeter-Strasburg School District, Lampeter, PA 5 & 6 Instrumental Band Director, 2004-2009; 4th grade band - 2009 -2010 Taught small group lessons Directed two separate bands: 5th grade includes 80 students 4th grade includes 120 students Directed of summer band program for 5th & 6th graders Initiated and directed 6th grade percussion ensemble Assisted with chaperoning field trips and dances Member of the Student Assistant Program Assistant junior high track coach; mid-long distant runners - 2008 Junior high head track coach - 2009 7th & 8th grade, Assistant Band Director, *director of marching band; assistant with concert 6, 7,8 Classroom music teacher & Choral Director, 2003-2004 5th & 6th Instrumental Band Director Long Term Substitute - 2002-2003 Student teacher, Fall 2002 kodaly experiences in general music classroom grades 2,6,7,8 conducted and assisted with elementary, middle school, & h.s. concert band observed and assisted fifth grade select choir; instructed sixth grade choir worked with small and large group ensembles at the high school level provided instruction to high school students in a block scheduling format evaluated students in an applied ensemble class assisted and chaperoned high school dances attended Future Educators Association meetings
Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Lampeter, PA, 1999;2000;2002; 2004; 2005 Lancaster Catholic High School, Lancaster, PA, 2003-2005 Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, PA, 1999 Penn Manor High School, Millersville, PA, 1996-1998; 2001-2002; 2008-2010 Taught drill Taught marching and maneuvering techniques Assisted with music in small and large group setting Developed program designed to motivate students and drum majors to take leadership role in band Assisted will all aspects of marching band Percussion instructor - 2009
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA Youth Coordinator, 2002-2004 Organized all events for youth in 6th – 12th grade Chaperoned all events for youth group Planned all youth group meetings Youth Committee & Christian Education committee Assisting Minister & Sunday School Teacher Church Camp Counselor/ Staff Member for Youth Events Summer 2001-2004 Staff member/Advisor for E.L.C.A. synod events: Alive, Alive; Winterfest, Camp Nawakwa Staff Member for Music Camp Summer, 2002 Harrisburg Area Confirmation Camp Group Leader, summer 2001;2002
Children’s Choir of Lancaster, Administrative Assistant, spring 2001- spring 2005 St. Paul Lutheran Church, Millersville, PA Choir Director, 1998-2002 Conducted two choirs, grade K-2nd ;3rd -6 grade Involved with youth program which included grades 7-12; 2000-2002
Little Kids That Rock – 2011 Grant Recipient Specialized training of Modern Music for the Classroom Keyboard, Drum-set, Piano, & Guitar Training Curriculum Given For Classroom Music 30 Custom Acoustic Fender Guitars for my music classroom in 2011-2012 Percussive Arts Society/ Meredith Music Publication - 2009 Grant recipient Free Membership for the Percussive Arts Society Free Trip to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention Music For Everyone - $2000 Grant recipient Commission by Michael Story, “The Pioneer Spirit.” – World Premier 2009 West Chester University’s Excellent Educator & Entrepreneurial Institute Incubator Seed Grant - 2009 Educator 500 Award – 2008
Music Educators’ Association of New York City, 2010-present National Band Association, 2007-present Women Band Directors International, 2007-present Eastern Division Representative – 2009-present NY Representative – 2010 - present PA Representative – 2009 - present Music Educators National Conference, 1996-present Percussive Arts Society (2009-present) Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, (1996-2009) Middle School Curriculum/ Instruction - 2009 Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educator’s Association, (2001-2010) Musical Arts Society of Lancaster, Membership Chair (2008-2010) Lancaster County Junior Youth Orchestra/ Wind Ensemble, Board of Directors American Choral Director’s Association, (1998-2002) Choristers Guild, (1998-2002) Royal School of Church Music, (2000-2002)
Hospice of Lancaster County- 2002-Present Coping kids Support group, Care Team, Patient/Family Care Lampeter-Strasburg Community Band, clarinetist, summer 2000-2010 New Holland Community Band – Clarinetist –Spring 2007 - 2009 School District of Lancaster, L.I.F.E. after school – Cheerleading Coach –Fall 2007 Lampeter United Methodist Church youth group assistant, 2002-2003 Vacation Bible School Teacher, 1998-2001 Willow Valley Retirement communities clown, 1996-2001 Ephrata Community band, summer 1999; 2000 Office of Aging computer class for senior citizens assistant, spring 1998
Music Educators National Conference, Collegiate Chapter 92 President, 1999-2000; vice-president, 1998-1999 Pennsylvania State Intercollegiate Band Festivals, 1997-2000 Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble, 1996-2000 President, 1999-2000; Vice-president, 1998-1999 Clarinet Ensemble, 1996-2000 University Community Orchestra, 1996-1998 General Manager, 1997-1998 Mixed Chorus, Alto voice, 1996-1998
Ruby Tuesday’s, waitress, 2002-2003; 2004-2006 Willow Valley communities, 1994-2001 *Willow Valley Lakes Manor, waitress *Willow Valley Glen, secretary *Willow Valley Family Restaurant, waitress Conestoga Country Club, summer 2000; 2001 News Paper Carrier, 1987-1994
  • Education
  • Professional Experience (resume up through student teaching) plus addd cadet teaching and sophomore block; and camp counselor for Music as vehicle..
  • Conducting Experience (next setion after student teacher)
  • Marching Band Experience
  • Youth Ministry Experience
  • Choir Experience
  • Awards/Honors/ Musical achievements
  • Affiliations
  • Volunteer Experience
  • Undergraduate Activities at Millersville University
  • Miscellanous Jobs Education