Sharona Clarke

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sharona Clarke

Pianist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter, Teacher, Entrepreneur

Work History

Work History
2011 - Present


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.

2002 - Present

Keyboardist & Solo Artist

Current solo act: piano + 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: On the Right Track (Sharona Clarke), The Secret... is to Dream (Sharona Clarke), One of a Kind (Various Artists).

2015 - Present


PianoBea Publishing Inc.

I compose educational piano music for students, from Elementary to Late Intermediate level. Handle all aspects from scoring, layout & editing (Finale 2014) to page design and print publication (Adobe Photoshop CC2014, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro). Cover image artwork commissioned through graphic design specialists.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2014

Administrative Assistant / Musical Director & Keyboardist

Finer Things Holdings Ltd.

Bookkeeping (Quickbooks Pro 2013) & 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 2010 - Jul 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.

Jul 2009 - Jul 2011

Administrative Assistant, Payroll Manager, Casting Assistant

Spirit of Newfoundland Productions

Bookkeeping, Banking, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Human Resources. 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.

1999 - 2003

Administrative Assistant & Payroll Manager

Infotech Solutions

Bookkeeping, Banking, Accounts Payable, Human Resources & Payroll

1998 - 2008

Piano Instructor, Sales Representative, Studio Director

Norris Music / 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.

1989 - 1998

Private Piano Instructor



Sep 1992 - May 1997

Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Music Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Primary Instrument: Piano


Microsoft Office, Finale 2014, Adobe Photoshop CC2014, Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, Quickbooks Pro 2013

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

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

Teaching, Administration, Management, Marketing, Design


Songwriting Association of Canada (SAC), Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)