This resume is my music porfolio made of a compilation of teaching vocal/instrumental music, Web Developing skills, Music Therapy modalities, Interpretation/Translation, and World Languages Teacher (French, Spanish) – to promote a broader understand of Music Education.
University of Phoenix Online – 2008-2013 – Completed 62 Doctoral Credits in Leadership In Education.
Hood College, Maryland – 2003 -Courses in Leadership In Education Advanced Certificate
Brooklyn College, New York – 1999 – Masters of Arts – Music Teacher (K-12)
New York University, New York – 1993-1995 – Master Courses in Music Therapy
Brooklyn College, New York, 1989 – Bachelor of Arts
Vocal/Instrumental Music Teacher K-12
French – Grades – K-12 – Regular II-A
Non-Categorical Special Education – Grades – K-12, Regular II-A
Board Certified in Special Education – B.C.S.E.
HTML5, CSS, Php, JQuery, Bootstrap to WordPress Certifications
Music Teacher -Vocal & Instrumental
2016 – Present
Music Teacher – Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD – Grades K/8 –
Teach general music, sight-reading – classroom instruments – beginner’s guitar -Performed the K-3 Musical: My Town, my World – Holiday music. use of educational platforms (bookcreator, screencastify, earsketch, google apps, and more) to enhance music and technology way into the 21st century new age of learning, creating and producing quality work.
Music & World Languages Teacher – Village Academy of Maryland, MD –
Taught General Music, Instrumental Music, Music Production, Applied Music, French 1 & 2, Spanish 1 & 2. Used language pair English/Spanish, English/French technology, software, and websites to facilitate independent learning. Organized small music ensemble performance (recorder, keyboard, snare drum). Videographer, Photographer. School for Special Education.
Vocal/Instrumental & World Languages Teacher – District of Columbia Public Schools – .
Taught general music (classroom instruments, notations) recorder ensemble for grades 1st to 8th – Directed musicals such as “Teach the World To Sing” – “We Haz Jazz” – E- I – E – I – Ooops! A kid’s Life. Introduced “Music Ace”. Music Video projects with special Education Students. Taught beginners’ guitar to Grades 4-8. Taught Spanish Grades Head Start – grade using textbooks, language pair English/Spanish softwares, websites to meet the needs of multiple intelligences.
Music Teacher – Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland.
Taught general music – Grades K-5. Implemented a recorder program for 3rd graders – Introduced “Music Ace” software to increase student enjoyment of learning the fundamentals of music. I played for various elementary school choir winter and spring concerts. I prepared and tested 5th graders for honors chorus. I Taught and directed a 5th grade choir performance of the musical “We Hazz Jazz”.
Instructor, Fleet Business School, Washington, D.C., .
Taught Psychology, Business Mathematics, English and Business Communication to adults students.
Music Teacher, Franklin Delano Roosevelt HS, Brooklyn, New York Taught General music – Beginner’s piano classes – Music Theory classes Grades 9-12 for music exams and school band.
Music Teacher, McKinney JHS. Brooklyn New York
Taught General music – Beginner’s piano classes Grade 6-8. Assisted with school band practices.
Freelance Web Developer – Musicalway –
Wordpress/Bootstrap to WordPress. HTML5 – CSS – Jquery –
My portfolio of sites – Move With Confidence –
Choir Master – Church Organist, Pianist
2013 – Present 2018
Church Organist – Emmanuel-Brinklow Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Ashton, MD –
Play for First Service, Videographer.
2006 – 2017
Church Organist/Pianist, Senior Choir Director- Contee AME Zion Church. Washington, DC.
Rehearsed Bread of Life Bible Fellowship (BLBF) Choir, Silver Spring, MD. .
Pianist, Photographer, Videographer.
Church Organist, Choir Director, Pianist – Hyattsville SDA Church Hyattsville, MD. .
Played for Church Services, Children and Adult Choir Director. Videographer, Photographer.
Church Organist, Pianist – Gordon Heights Seventh Day Adventist, Gordon Heights, NY – .
Played for church functions.
Organiste, Pianiste, Chef d’Orchestre – Havre de Grace Des Adventistes Du 7eme Jour. .
J’ai joué pour les services religieux et pour les occasions spéciales. Vidéographe et photographe.
Played for Church Services, Evangelistic Crusades, Directed Youth and Adult Choirs. Videographer, Photographer.
Entertainer, Performer – Sheladia Associates Inc. Rockville, MD – .
Piano performance, background music – Christmas Celebration Dinners. Videographer and Photographer.
Directeur de la Chorale des Femmes. Eglise Baptiste du Calvaire, MD.
J’ai joué et dirigé la chorale des femmes durant les festivités religieuses de Pâques- Vidéographe et photographe.
Minister of Music, Organist/pianist/Choir Director Emory Grove UMC. Gaithersburg, MD. .
Played for church functions. Taught and Directed 6 choirs.
Church Organist/Pianist/Youth Choir Director. Evangelical Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. DC.
Played for Church functions. Conducted and played for youth and adult choirs. Accompanied the Jazz ensemble. Videographer & Photographer.
Church Organist, Pianist, Youth Choir Director. Brooks UMC. LeonardTown, MD.
Directed the combined choirs. Taught piano to children and adults – Directed Cantatas for organ and choir.
Traveled with different choirs for outside church functions.
Youth Choir Director, Pianist, Music Teacher. Ephese Seventh-Day Adventist French Speaking Church. Providence, Rhode Island.
Taught piano and voice. Played for church functions. Played with the church band. Practiced with children, youth and church choirs. Organized youth summer camp teaching 3-part harmony songs- Concert followed.
Gospel Choir and Handbell Choir Director, Organist, Providence Baptist Church, Washington D.C. .
Rehearsed and played for the Gospel Choir. Re-arranged, transcribed hymns, short anthems, and conducted the church handbell choir.
Church Organist, Choir Director. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, New York. .
Played for church functions. Taught, directed, played the Organ in various Easter Cantatas by John Willard Peterson. Invited “The Good News Herald Quartet Singers“, and a Brass Quintet to join the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church performance of “It Took a Miracle”, and “Hallelujah! What A Savior!”
Choir Director, Pianist. Goshen Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church, New York. .
Played for church functions. Taught and directed the Sanctuary choir. On June 24-1990, I conducted the Easter Cantata “No Greater Love” written by John Willard Peterson, performed by the Goshen Temple SDA Church Mass Choir, Guest Singers: “The Good News Herald Quartet“, and a guest orchestra of my peers from Brooklyn College.
Freelance Interpreter/Translator: English/Haitian Creole, English/French.
2009 – Present
Freelance Translator, Editor, Interpreter, Conference Interpreting – Musicalway –
Language pairs: English/Haitian Creole, English/French.
2006 – 2016
Freelance Interpreter, Conference Interpreting, Translator, Editor – Avaga LLC.
Language pairs: English/Haitian Creole, English/French.
Recreational Therapist – Center For Nursing And Rehabilitation (CNR), New York. .
Organized therapeutic activities, such as games, sing along, rhythm band for adult daycare attendees. Wrote IEP and Progress Notes.
Music Therapist – Brooklyn-Queens Nursing Home, New York. .
Organized therapeutic programs for the elderly: sing along, memory lane, rhythm band, entertainment to promote positive attitude and high self-esteem. Provided music and sensory based 1-1 tactile activities to increase fine motor skill functions. Wrote monthly progress notes, quarterly and annual IEP on each resident. Maintained high functioning residents’ involvement in the community: movies, shopping, etc.
Music Therapist – Palm Gardens Nursing Home, New York. .
Provided Music therapy for the elderly: sing along, memory lane, rhythm band, entertainment to promote positive attitude and high self-esteem. Provided 1-1 music and sensory based tactile activities to increase fine motor skills to elderly residents with Alzheimers’ Diseases and those recovering from strokes. Wrote Monthly progress notes, quarterly and annual IEP.
INTERVIEW AND AWARD
Interviewed by THE HAITIAN TIMES in April 2001, regarding my work as a music therapist.
In December 2008, I taught and directed 2 musicals: “We Haz Jazz” Grades 4-8 and E-I-E-I-Ooooops Grades K-3,
and 1 instrumental ensemble program: guitars and classroom instruments, Grades 4-8, during the same week. I submitted the videos of those three performances to the DC Commission on The Arts and Humanities. Spring 2009 of the same school year, I was one of the finalists, and one of nominees for Outstanding Performing Arts Teacher in The District of Columbia.