“Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, student’s have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.” – Bill Clinton. Music is such an important part of our early childhood development, one that stems down deep into their academic and artistic foundations. It’s an art, a science, a universal language, and a student’s most powerful creative outlet. Here are some examples of my experience in the field of music education.
PCSS Music Teacher
Currently the Music Teacher for Pioneer Charter Schools in Everett, MA. Gillian is teaching general music to K-4 with a focus on music technology and STEM integration. Stay tuned for more projects and updates from PCSS!
Participated in conducting and educating students at Grace Farrar Elementary School and Norwell Middle School in general music, band, and choral ensembles. Managed the direct communication of event logistics to parents and staff members. Conducted the Norwell Middle School Combined Chorus in performance at the Providence Bruins and all ensembles at the Norwell Middle School Winter Concert.
Performed as head stage manager in charge of the set up/breakdown of music equipment, the safety and organization of the performance venue, lighting, sound, and the assigning of specific jobs for stage crew members. Managed the direct communication of event logistics to important staff and volunteer members and handled schedule conflicts. Assisted in the preparation, presentation, and catering of dishes including the clearing and setting of tables, maintaining waste control, and interacting with guests. Assisted in the decoration, assembly, and breakdown of the performance venue and monitored parking.
Summer Music Instructor
Participated in conducting and educating students from the Duxbury High School Summer Music Camp and Catch The Beat Camp. Instructed both repertoire and technique based flute sectionals as well as large and small ensemble rehearsals. Assisted in daily scheduling, instrument and classroom preparation (including the set up and breaking down of chairs and stands), managing student behavior, advising and carefully monitoring student achievement, and the assembling of copies and repertoire for assigned ensembles.