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CAREER OBJECTIVE – “Imagination is more important than knowledge” – Einstein

My simple objective is to share my love of the music with as many people possible.  I believe that the workplace should be a positive happy place with the focus on students and collaboration.

PROFILE SYNOPSIS
  • My focus is on curriculum leadership by participating in the development of a vision for learning, promoting a supportive and responsive learning culture and interacting with students, parents, teachers and the community.
  • I’m an effective leader who utilises the human, financial, facilities and curriculum resources with creative flare.
  • My goal is to promote the achievement of the best educational outcomes for every student.
  • I am a caring, enthusiastic, multi-talented teaching professional committed to success for all students.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, motivate and direct students while maintaining high engagement through creative use of technology.
  • Excellent communicator, able to effectively interact with students, staff, parents.
  • Record of maintaining excellent positive relations with students, parents, media, community and colleagues.
  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills, able to plan and schedule learning activities and meeting department and strategic planning deadlines.
  • Efficient at planning, researching and communicating intended outcomes and class programs.
  • Proficient at evaluation, assessment and provision of feedback on individual student’s progress and performance within the school environment.
  • Astute in use of music software in both Mac and PC environment.
  • Creative arranger for vocal works and other instrumentation.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Jan 2016 to present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 2013 to 2015

St Teresa’s Catholic College – Noosaville, Queensland

Music Specialist Teacher/Choral Director

Duties:

· Conducting and development of college choir
· Developing year 7 & 8 classroom music curriculum
· Teaching classroom music Year 7, 8 & 9 using Musical Futures pedagogy
· Modelling and nurturing clear moral and behavioural parameters for students, defined by Christian values and principles.
· Teacher of Year 7 religion
· Planned and used various and appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, 
and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students.
· Created a positive learning and working environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, 
and emotional development of students.
·Developed an understanding and applied current educational trends and ICT technologies.

 

 

Bunbury Catholic College –Bunbury, Western Australia

 

Director of Music

  Duties:
  ·  Conducting rehearsals and performances: Celtic Band, Concert Band, Vocal Ensembles, Choir, School Musical, percussion ensemble, jazz band, String Orchestra etc.

· Development various music programs ie String Sensation, Jazz Program, Brassomatic and other community music.

· Composition and arranging of works specific to each ensemble requirement.

· Teaching classroom Year 7 to 12 music (all genres) including Cert III & IV & Senior Music

· Composition and arrangement of College “School Song”

· Developing curriculum for year 7 -12 music including cross curricular elective units and VET Music Courses, including implementation of Australian Curriculum. Cert III & IV Music & Musical Futures Pedagogy

· Manager of overseas music tour 2014 http://www.bunburymail.com.au/story/2281451/young-bunbury-artists-return-buoyant-from-hong-kong-festival/  & Sydney International Music Festival 2015

· Designing and delivering various teacher and student workshops in song writing and contemporary music.

· Supervising staff and their roles with the music department at the College: music tutors, music teachers, auspice organisations etc.

· Organiser of overseas and local music tours

· Managed and improved processes designed to improve the educational outcomes of students within the arts curriculum

·       2014 – Introduced music scholarships for year seven students. Conducted testing and interviewing and appointments.

·       Planned and used various and appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, 
and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students.

· Created a positive learning and working environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, 
and emotional development of students.

·       Ensured that all administrative procedures and deadlines associated with the delivery of the Music Program (classroom and extra-curricular) and the efficient running of the College are adhered to within the Music Department

· Monitored processes within the department to do with external agencies, including monitoring and verification, and VET stakeholders

· Identified Staff needs for professional development and conducted reviews of music tutors when required.

· Networking within the Bunbury community to promote the school and our students ie.  Radio West (Give me Five for Kids), Guinness World Record attempt, fundraising through performance, Truck Pull Concert (Autism research) etc.

  · Quality assurance of teaching and learning for all students involved music programs.

· Modelled and nurtured clear moral and behavioural parameters for students, defined by Christian values and principles.

· Developed an understanding and applied current educational trends and ICT technologies.

· Fostered effective relationships with families and members of the College community.

· Collaborated with the Administration Team regarding College Special Events.

· Collaborated with the Deputy Principal in relation to an annual calendar of music events.

· Promoted parent and community involvement in the Music Programs through “Friends of Music”

· Collaborated with fellow Head of Department in Performing Arts subjects for joint “Arts” initiatives. – Oliver, Feast Day, Easter Mass, Students in the Spotlight, Year 6 orientation, Mothers Day Mass etc.

· Contributed regularly to the College newsletter and other College publications. http://www.bunburycatholic.wa.edu.au/cms/data/bcc_media/newsletters/2014/25-August-21-2014.pdf

· Presentation of Performance Music news and awards on Assembly.

· Attended and overseen Performance Music presentations for Open Days and information evenings.

· Introduced the music reporting process for instrumental music students.

· Met all data entry deadlines set by the Deputy Principal.

· Managed the work of the Trainee Administrative Assistant.

·2013 , 14, 15 Winner of Secondary mixed school choir at Bunbury Eisteddfod

· 2013, 14, 15 Winner of vocal ensemble at Bunbury Eisteddfod

· 2013 Winner of secondary school percussion ensemble at Bunbury Eisteddfod

· 2013, 14, 15 Winner of guitar ensemble at Bunbury Eisteddfod

·  2014 Gold & Silver awards for choir and ensembles at Hong Kong Youth Music Festival

· 2015 Overall winners of: Best Jazz Act, Best ANZAC performance, Best Secondary Choir, Best vocal ensemble

· Various accolades of the College music achievements featured in local newspapers and media: South West Times, Bunbury Mail, Youth Express, channel 7 etc.  http://www.bunburymail.com.au/story/2500717/bunbury-students-smash-a-world-record/?cs=279

· Creating a “sense of community” with the Guinness World Record “World’s largest cup percussion ensemble”  1004 students and teachers in July 2014. https://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w1/news/a/-/local/24740003/wa-school-smashes-unusual-world-record-video/

· Committee member of the Staff Wellness Committee 2014/15

· Musical Futures – All 2015 Years 7-10 music curriculum embraces this new inquiry based approach to music teaching.

· Managed and planned new Mercy Campus – staffing, promotion of music, budgets, capital infrastructure etc.

· Introduced new on-line instrumental music enrolment process

· Mentoring of graduate staff

· Australian International Music Festival 2015 – tour manager, conductor, arranger. http://www.bunburymail.com.au/story/3122274/singing-their-way-to-the-sydney-opera-house/  https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/south-west/a/28275637/choir-sets-sail-for-opera-house/

· 2015 Launched Brassomatic Community Brass Band https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/regional/south-west/a/26276543/band-wants-new-recruits/

· 2015 – Winners of Queen’s Cup – Jazz Guitar Ensemble and Novice Brass Band

· 2015 – Australian International Music Festival Sydney – Silver – Jazz Band, Bronze – Vocal ensemble

· 2015 – Introduced Music Excellence Program for year 8 gifted and talented music students.

· 2013 ,2014, 2015 – Invited adjudicator for the prestigious West Australia Anglican Schools Commission Piano Competition

· 2013 – 2015 – Continued as examiner for WA music examinations – ANZCA Limited

 

 

2007 – 2012 Siena Catholic College & Siena Catholic Primary School & Montessori International College
  Music/Speech & Drama Specialist
  Duties:
  · Instructing students in piano, vocals, speech and drama.

· Conducting rehearsals and performances as the choral director.

· Instructing students on technical aspects of music and evaluating performance.

· Designing and delivering various teacher and student workshops in contemporary music.

· Developing individual programs for students with speech problems through voice coaching, speech and drama.

· Supervising staff to undertake Child Protection Course in accordance with school policy.

· Assistant to music co-ordinator when required.

  Select Achievements:
  · 2012 College vocal ensembles receive 2nd place & 2 highly commended at local eisteddfods.

· 2012 Qld Catholic Music Festival Gold & Silver award for choir and small ensemble with an excellence award for soloist.

· 2012 Singing student receives Birralee Voices Award at Brisbane Eisteddfod

· 2011 1st place in vocal small ensemble, vocal trio, and musical theatre soloists.

· 2011 my musical theatre student received the highest overall mark at the Gympie Eisteddfod receiving an inaugural trophy.

·  2011, 2012 two of my students received encouragement awards at the Queensland Vocal Competition.

· Conducted workshops for music teachers at various Queensland events between 2009 and 2011.

· Appointed music examiner for ANZCA in 2011.

· Adjudicator of piano at Central Queensland Eisteddfod in 2011

 
2004 – 2006 Whitsunday Anglican School
  Music Specialist
  Duties:
  · Conducted piano lessons and voice lessons to students.

· Managed the learning schedule and activities.

·  Observed and evaluated the students’ performance and development.

· Prepared objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines and other requirements for schools.

   
2002 – 2004 Mirani State High School
  Senior Music Teacher /Drama/Year 10 Co-ordinator
  Duties:
  ·  engaging classroom music years 8-12

·  Year 10 coordinator

·  Provided moderation of senior work

·  Designed and implemented the middle school arts curriculum. “Rock Grunge Rap” “So you want to be a pop star” programs

·  Designed and delivered exciting middle school music curriculum.

·  Developed and coordinated choral programs.

·  Musical director for school musical

·  Developed rock band program

   
1996 – 2002 Good Shepherd Lutheran School
  Music Specialist
  Duties:
  ·  Met with parents and guardians to discuss and review their children’s progress, and advised on ways that they could help to enhance the learning experience at home.

·  Taught AMEB & ANZCA syllabus in piano and voice.  Accompanied various students at many events. Outstanding examination outcomes.

·  Liaised with teachers and other administrative staff to ensure the attainment of the school’s overall objectives.

·  Developed and implemented the music learning program.

·  Took an active role in school music community

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Role Organisation Period
Artistic Director Noosa Arts Theatre 1991 – 1995
National Assistant Accountant Flight Centres Australia 1991 – 1994
Manager Nicholsons, Solicitors Brisbane & Clarke & McGahan 1986 – 1994

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor of Education (Further education and training)
  • Certificate IV in Music 2014
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment 2014
  • Certificate IV in Occupation Health & Safety (currently completing)
 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Music : Adjudicator for WA Anglican Schools Community Piano Competition 2013 & 2014
  • Music: Examiner for ANZCA (piano, voice, strings, percussion etc.) ongoing role
  • Leadership: Growth Coaching International 2 day course 2014
  • Leadership: Disability Discrimination Act workshop
  • Teaching: VET Validation & networking Western Australia
  • Music: Music Induction Day 2013 ASME
  • Leadership: Interactive Whiteboards Workshop 2013
  • Music: ASME Choral Day 2013
  • Music & Leadership: Katie Wardrobe Music Technology weekend 2013
  • Music & Leadership: SEQTA Training – various 2013-2014
  • Teaching: Teaching students with ADHD Workshop 2013
  • Music: Maryborough Music Conference – all facets of music education (2011)
  • Music: Maryborough Music Conference – all facet of music education (2009)
  • Music: Workshop Binary Music – Mansfield State High School (2008 & 2009)
  • Music & Leadership: Conducted workshop for Music Teachers – Kerry’s Keyboards Wurtulla (2009)
  • Music & Leadership: Conducted workshop song writing – for teachers and students in contemporary composition (2010 & 2011)
  • Music & Leadership: Conducted master class and workshop at Ellaways Brisbane for music teachers (2009)
  • Music & Leadership: Conducted MTAQ workshop in 2011 at Deception Bay
  • Orientation – Catholic Education WA
  • Senior First Aid 2013 HLTFA311A – renewed Jan 2015
  • Song writing workshop for Teachers 2014 – Musical futures
  • Certificate of Liturgy 2014 – Catholic Education WA
  • Child Protection Procedures 2016
  • Music Ed Net conference 2015
  • Musical Futures workshop 2015
  • Maryborough Music Conference 2015 – Primary & Secondary Music with a focus on Australian Curriculum
  • Music: Pro-Tools and PA Setup – College of Sound and Music Production, conference July 2015
 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

  • MTAQ – Professional Member (Music Teachers’ Association of Queensland)
  • Member of COLLARTS (Victoria) College of Arts
  • Australian Guild Teacher Register Member S3581
  • Member of ASME (Australian Society for Music Education) Member 13-0105
  • Qld College of Teachers – Teacher registration no. 796213
  • Western Australian Teacher Registration – TRBWA – Registration No. 33088186
  • Commissioner of Declarations Queensland
  • Member of Music Ed Net Australia
  • Member of ANZCA – Australian & New Zealand Cultural Arts
  • Member of Music Australia
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