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Work experience

May 2008Present

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 2004Present

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 2008Apr 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 2002Aug 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.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Honours

Laurentian Univertsity

Cum Laude

Jazz & Classical Performance

French as a Second Language

Skills

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.

References

Carla LaCelle

Sterling Snelgrove

Volunteer music program coordinator

Marc Savard

Associate teacher

Dr. James McGowan M.Mus., M.M., PhD

Patricia Démoré

Roger Finlay

Associate Teacher

Awards and Cetificates

Certifications

Ontario College of Teachers

Pending

Professional Development

Experience

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps#286 Trillium  Midland, ON

Active from: November 1997

              to: June 2002

Responsibilities:

  • Taught music and leadership to cadets aged 12-18 years
  • Coxswain & Chief of Band: 2000-2002
  • Employed by HMCS Ontario as a Group Leader (responsible for: 150+ cadets; 25 cadet leaders)

Technology In The Classroom Workshops

Introduction to SMART Board

    December 2009

iMovie & eYearbooks

December 2009

Digital Storytelling

    December 2009

Creating Classroom Resources

    January 2010

Dynamic ePortfolios

January 2010

Making Music & Podcasts

January 2010

Adaptive Technology

    January 2010

Web 2.0: The interactive Internet

February 2010

Teaching Related Volunteer Experience

Salvation Army,  Sudbury, ON            

Sept 2008 - April 2009

    The Salvation Army Citadel in Sudbury wanted to begin a youth music program. I volunteered to teach the beginning students the rudimental theory needed to play. I developed lesson plans and activities to appeal to each students style of learning, including visual images and associations, listening and ear training as well as hands-on activities to appeal to kinesthetic learners. As students progressed, they eventually began to play instruments. As the music teacher, I was able to observe and learn how students begin to develop their own musical style and I began to understand how to create a band within a class setting with beginner students as well as more advanced players.

St. Charles College, Sudbury, ON 

May -June 2006-07

    I had the privilege to volunteer with this local Sudbury high school in their music class. I was given the opportunity to work with the high school’s small ensembles and concert band during my undergraduate studies. This was an invaluable opportunity to work in a high school setting, getting to know how high school music programs work, how classes are organized and to observe different teachers' management styles and classroom coordination. I was also able to view how to organize cumulative unit tests and playing exams since the majority of my volunteer work occurred during the end of the term.