Music Director, Ambrose Plamondon Elementary School - Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois 2012 — Present Assistant Band Director and Director Of Jazz Bands, Benet Academy, Lisle, Illinois 2011 — 2012 Long Term Substitute Law and Economics Teacher, Benet Academy, Lisle Illinois 2012 Private lesson Teacher, Musician’s Workshop Westmont, 2011 Private lesson Teacher, Musika, New York, NY, 2011 Private lesson Teacher, Self Employed, Charleston Il 2007-2010
My curriculum is designed to develop the foundational skills of music including rhythm, melody, dynamics, tempo, and more. I then strive to integrate these skills into core subject curriculum by revealing the underlying concepts shared in math, science, literacy and other disciplines as experienced by students in academia as well as everyday life.
CPS Arts Liaison Leader for the Austin/North Lawndale Network EIU GIA (Grant In Aid) Scholarship EIU TSA (Talented Student Award) Scholarship EIU Jazz Alumni Scholarship New Trier HS Jazz Festival “Outstanding Jazz Musicianship” Certificate Downers Grove South High School Senior Band Award American Musical Foundation Band Honors
Bachelor of Music Education (Teacher Certification K-12) May 2011 - Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz Studies Concentration) May 2011 - Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
I am also a professional saxophonist and bassist performing regularly in Chicago, Il and in the greater Chicagoland area. I frequently use my music and the music of others to promote the expansion of music programs in inner-city schools.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Math, Algebra, Graphing, Measurement, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Drama, Film, Music and Dance, Sociology