Christina Guillemette

Work experience

Work experience
May 2008 - Present

Guest Service Representative

Travelodge Hotel

At the front desk of a very busy hotel, I am responsible for checking guests in and out of the hotel, taking payments and processing business accounts and folios.  As a senior member of the Front Desk staff, I have trained three new employees on the computer systems, cash handling and security. This teaching experience has been invaluable in teaching technology to students and other teachers in a classroom setting.I have spearheaded a “Concierge” portfolio for tourists and visitors to Sudbury, which includes attractions, restaurants, places to visit etc. This portfolio has become a staple item in our hotel and is in the process of being integrated into other properties in Northern Ontario.

Aug 2004 - Present

Private Music Teacher/Receptionist

Intensive Care Repair

Intensive Care Repair is a musical instrument service company, specializing in maintenance, repairs and sales of all instruments. As the secretary of northern Ontario’s largest musical instrument service provider, I am responsible for taking appointments and orders, processing financial records as well as basic repairs. This skill is an asset in the music room, as cost of repairs can be a major part of a music program’s budget.

    Through Intensive Care Repair, I have initiated and run a music education program in which private lessons are available to students at all playing levels, including:

  • Piano (Royal Conservatory of Music Levels 1-8)
  • Theory (Royal Conservatory of Music: Grade 1 Rudiments to Grade 5 Harmony/Counterpoint)
  • Saxophone (Beginner/Intermediate/Senior)
  • Flute (Beginner/Intermediate)
  • Trumpet (Beginner/Intermediate)

For the six years that I have been teaching privately, I have learned to plan for lessons, prepare students for examinations and provide differentiated instruction when approaching new concepts and ideas.

Sep 2008 - Apr 2009

Music Resource Librarian

Laurentian Univertsity

When Laurentian University’s music department moved, I had the opportunity to take on a leadership role in developing the department’s new Music Resource Room. Initially, I sat on the University's music department’s board as a student representative and collaborated with its members as to how this new library was going to run. I assisted in developing cataloging procedures, creating the new environment, employee scheduling and developed a Resource Room Management Plan which contained the rules and procedures of this unique library and how to handle various situations from late fee payments to abusive behavior in the library.

Jun 2002 - Aug 2003

Divisional Petty Officer 1st Class - Trade Group II Supervisor

H.M.C.S. Ontario - CFB Kingston

For two summers, I was employed by the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets to be a music and leadership instructor and the Cadet Summer Training Camp: "H.M.C.S. Ontario" at the Royal Military College in Kingston.

For these two summers I held the position of Trade Group II Supervisor, which ave the the responsibility 150+ cadets and 25+ staff cadets.

I was responsible for ensuring that cadets met expectations set forth by the Cadet organization to achieve levels including First Aid, Leadership in Wilderness, Music and Drill.

I supervised the barracks each night, making sure that they were kept to military standards. I was also responsible for training staff on leadership and cadet supervisory protocol, as well taking responsibility for discrepancies between cadets and officers.



Bachelor of Arts, Honours

Laurentian Univertsity

Cum Laude

Jazz & Classical Performance

French as a Second Language



Computer Skills

As technology enters the classroom more and more, it is vitally important to stay on top of new educational benefits using technology. I have had over 7 years experience using Windows based programs and over 3 years experience using Mac based operating systems.   Music and technology go hand in hand, which is why my skills using Music-based editing and creating software is an asset. Finale, Sibelius, Garage Band and Audacity are just a few of the programs with which I am familiar and have created educational tools and classroom resources.

Vocal & Instrumental Music

Music and music education has been at the forefront of my personal interests for the majority of my life. From piano and voice lessons at a young age, to a leadership role within the secondary music community, to a degree in performance at the post secondary and professional level, I have continually transferred my love of music to students, peers and audiences.

French language

At the elementary, secondary, post-secondary and professional level, I have continuously upgraded my French interpersonal skills. This has led me to appreciate the French culture and language and incidentally led me to pursue a career as a teacher for French as a second language at all levels.

Awards and Cetificates



Ontario College of Teachers