Piano & Vocal Teacher
Erindale School of Music and Arts
Piano and Vocal Teacher. Manage all aspects of marketing, recruiting students, lesson plans, purchasing & other business matters, accounting & payments, organizing recitals and producing student video projects.
Business owner of publishing company. Composer of educational piano music for students, from Elementary to Early Advanced level. Handle all aspects from composing, scoring, layout & editing (Finale) to page design and print publication (Adobe). Cover image artwork commissioned through graphic design specialists.
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).
Producing HD videos for YouTube channels: PianoBea Music and Sharona Clarke
Instagram & Twitter: @pianobea, @sharonaclarke
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.
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.
Band Leader for two seasonal shows. Assisted in preparing charts & arrangements for the band. Shows running five nights a week; seven nights a week at holiday season.
Bookkeeping, Banking, Accounts Payable & Receivable, Payroll Manager, Human Resources, Group Health Plan, Government remittances. Worked closely with the General Manager. Casting Assistant responsibilities included scheduling musicians and actors for shows and rehearsals, maintaining contact, managing attendance and pay.
Bookkeeping, Banking, Accounts Payable, Human Resources & Payroll
Full-time piano instructor. 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.
Primary Instrument: Piano
Microsoft Office, Finale 2014, Adobe Creative Suite, Quickbooks
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
Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association (ORMTA)
Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC)
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
Fundamentals of Graphic Design by California Institute of the Arts on Coursera. Certificate earned on September 25, 2016
Music Business Foundations by Berklee on Coursera. Certificate earned on March 20, 2016