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Passionate and credentialed music educator with 18 years of teaching and administrative experience. Possesses expert knowledge of musical theory and history, and has extensive experience teaching both classified and mainstream students. Passionate and innovative developer of effective and engaging music education curriculums and models. Skilled pianist and vocalist.

Education and Certifications


Standard Teacher Certification

Monmouth University

All semesters proficient. - Won best in show for multi-disciplinary final project from NJDOE 

Jun 2013

BA Music

Thomas Edison State College

3.76 GPA-Deans List-Arnold Fletcher Award

professional History

Sep 1998Present

Teacher of Music

Rugby School at Woodfield
  • Teach piano, guitar, drums, voice, trumpet, violin and music technology in individual and small group sessions to students of all levels. Lessons were consistent with goals and objectives as stated in the students individualized education plan and NJCCCS. Classifications of students include NI, PDD-NOS, IED, BPD, CD, ODD, ADHD, SED, EBD and LD.
  • Developed and administered music education  curriculum with the curriculum coordinator that addressed musical development from K-12 and met New Jersey core curriculum content standards.
  • Collaborated classroom management techniques with teachers and teacher assistants to enforce the Rugby School's behavior program, and followed the nurtured heart approach. 
  • Prepared students for Monmouth County teen arts adjudications and Recitals.
  • Assessed of student learning and progress, and modified instructional methods to fit individual students' needs in order to facilitate individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Created original arrangements for students when necessary. Click blue text for a sample. 
  • Organized and maintained a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required NJ state law.
  • Completed lesson plans weekly according to NJCCCS and guided by Charlotte Danielson's framework for teaching rubric.
  • Developed a system of keeping to monitor planned attendees for the school's recital through mail chimp and google forms.
  • Organized field trips.
  • Oversaw all aspects of sound engineering for school productions.
  • Submitted detailed proposals for instruments, a sound proof music room, a recording studio and surround sound system that was installed in the school auditorium.
Sep 1996Present


Markey Music LLC
  • Transcribed original arrangements for students.
  • Teach piano, voice, guitar, drums and trumpet during individual lessons in homes and at my studio.
  • Arranged music for vocal groups on both High School and College level. 
  • Created original music radio commercials for area businesses throughout Monmouth and Ocean County.
  • Created original instructional videos and web curriculum for students of all levels. 

Professional Accomplishments

  • State Teen Arts adjudications and/or Top of The Top performers for fiscal years 2016,2015, 2013, 2007, 2006, and 2005. This includes solo guitar, piano, voice and flute.  
  • Sound proof studio and surround sound system were successfully installed according to my specifications, 2015
  • I was chosen to represent the school by attending a Middle States visiting team to accredit another New Jersey school, 2015
  • NJ Shouts Down Drugs Songwriting Competition finalist for Essex County, 2009
  • Student finalist in Monmouth County for NJ Shouts Down Drugs Songwriting Competition, 2007
  • Student wins VSA National Award (Flute), 2005
  • Student wins Arbor Day Songwriting Competition, 2003
  • Student wins Governor's Award in Vocal Music, 2001  
  • Composed content, designed and maintained 3 Rugby School's websites.  
  • I designed the Rugby School Logo.
  • Won the Gold JSPRAA Award in 2003 for best Radio Commercial 60 second category. 

Software proficiencies

Music Software

Finale, Logic Pro X, Cakewalk Sonar, Vienna, IK Multimedia.

Other Software

Ever Web,  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office Suite, iWork, OS X Windows.


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