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2011Present

Owner/Operator/Instructor

PianoBea Music

Piano and Vocal Teacher. Manage all aspects of marketing, recruiting students, lesson plans, purchasing & other business matters, accounting & payments, organizing recitals and events.

2002Present

Keyboardist & Solo Artist

Providing Contemporary Piano Pop with Vocals. Past member of: Blue Eyed Blonde, In the Flesh? A Tribute to Pink Floyd, A Tribute to Tina Turner, Seagull Soup, The Dana Parsons Project, The Sharona Corporation, Spirit of Newfoundland Productions.

Recordings: 2011 EP  (Sharona Clarke, 2011). The Secret... is to Dream  (Sharona Clarke, (2009). On the Right Track (Sharona Clarke, 2008). One of a Kind (Various Artists, 2007).

2015Present

Owner/Composer

PianoBea Publishing Inc.

Business owner of publishing company. Composer of educational piano music for students, from Elementary to Early Advanced level. Handle all aspects from scoring, layout & editing (Finale) to page design and print publication. Cover image artwork commissioned through graphic design specialists.

Aug 2011Dec 2014

Administrative Assistant / Musical Director & Keyboardist

Finer Things Holdings Ltd.

Bookkeeping (Quickbooks Pro) & HST tax remittances.

Musical director & keyboardist for dinner theatre show Where the Heart Is (2011). Wrote and performed two original songs for this show, and directed the vocal group in part singing.

Mar 2010Jul 2012

Keyboardist, Arranger, Musical Director

Spirit of Newfoundland Productions

Keyboardist for dinner theatre shows, O Canada: More Than Just Beavers, Abba: Gotta Get the Scoop!, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, Our Celtic Spirit, Stucco in the 80's, Feelin' Groovy: A Musical Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel, Hard Tickets & High Society at Christmas, The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant Ever.

Along with my own keyboard charts, helped to prepare certain charts & arrangements for the other musicians. Was Band Leader for two seasonal shows. Shows running five nights a week; seven nights a week at holiday season.

Jul 2009Jul 2011

Administrative Assistant, Payroll Manager, Casting Assistant

Spirit of Newfoundland Productions

Bookkeeping, Banking, Accounts Payable & Receivable, Payroll Manager, Human Resources, Group Health Plan, Government remittances. Second in line from the General Manager. Casting Assistant responsibilities included scheduling musicians and actors for shows and rehearsals, maintaining contact, managing attendance and pay.

19992003

Administrative Assistant & Payroll Manager

Infotech Solutions

Bookkeeping, Banking, Accounts Payable, Human Resources & Payroll

19982008

Piano Instructor, Sales Representative, Studio Director

Norris Music (bought by the Music Collection)

Full-time piano instructor. Also spent some time in retail department -- selling products, using cash & credit terminals, dealing with customers. Two years as Director of the music school - set up & maintained schedule of 300+ students, organized recitals, prepared recital programs, managed student payments/accounts, telephone contact, etc.

19891998

Private Piano Instructor

Self-employed

Education

Sep 1992May 1997

Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Music Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Primary Instrument: Piano

Skills

Microsoft Office, Finale 2014, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Acrobat DC, Quickbooks Pro, Quickbooks Online

Music Theory, Composition, Notation, Arranging, Aural Recognition & Dictation

Sightreading/Sightsinging, Solo & Part-Singing, Classical to Popular Piano Music, Recording & MIDI (Cubase, StudioOne, Ableton Live 9)

Teaching, Administration, Management, Marketing, Design

Groups

Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA), Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC), Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

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