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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

2015

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

January 2017PRESENT

Elementary Music Teacher

Oak Street Elementary School
  • Create engaging lesson plans according to the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching Rubric for grades 2,3,4 and 5. 
  • Complete SGOs suitable for grade school children.
  • Complete PDP.
  • Accompany 4th and 5th Grade Chorus's during concerts and special performances on the piano.
  • Direct 4th Grade Chorus, plan concerts and accompany the chorus.
  • Requested by the superintendent, Laura Winters, to perform with the 5th Grade Chorus for a legislators function that assisted in Lakewood securing an 8 million dollar loan from the state of New Jersey to continue programming for the district.
July 2016Present

Vocal Director

Colts Neck High School
  • Conduct Rehearsals.
  • Act as a point of consultation for the Director in regards to Vocal Talent.
  • Inspire students to sing in intricate close Jazz harmony with excellence.
  • Teach all vocal parts to the Cast and Chorus that includes grades 9-12. 
  • Accolades include being nominated for 2 Count Basie Awards for the production of Godspell in 2017. The production was given 8 Count Basie Nominations. 
July 2016PRESENT

Instrumental Teacher

Count Basie Theater's  Jazz Arts Academy
  • Teach woodwind, brass, string and keyboard instruments to children grades 4-8 summer camp.
  • Perform on piano with a Jazz trio for Jazz in The Park.  
September 2016December 2016

Elementary School Music Teacher

East Dover Elementary School and Walnut Street School
  • Create engaging lesson plans according to the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching Rubric for grades 2,3,4 and 5. 
  • Complete SGOs suitable for grade school children.
  • Complete PDP.
  • Accompany 4th Grade Chorus's during concerts.
  • Direct 4th Grade Chorus, plan concerts and accompany the chorus. 
Sep 1996Oct 2016

Owner

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. 
Sep 1998June 2016

Teacher of Music

Rugby School at Woodfield
  • Teach piano, guitar, drums, voice, brass, string, woodwind  and music technology in individual and small group sessions to students of all levels ages K-12. 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.

Professional Accomplishments

  • 2017 Nominated for 2 Count Basie Awards for the Production of Godspell. The production was nominated for 8 Count Basie Awards. 
  • 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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