Is this a good resume to get a college or Highschool music teaching job?

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Any suggestion?Thanks
RESUME

name
address
P#

To whom it may concern,
I am interested in the position that you are offering because I enjoy working with students and opening them up to new learning experiences. My ability to relate well with the younger generation helps promote a sense of respect and creativity in the learning environment.

Sincerely,
My name

EDUCATION:
Brooklyn College: B.A in Education and Minor in Music

CERTIFICATION:
NYS Teachers License (pending)

EXPERIENCE:
NYC Public School Substitute Teacher 2000 -2003
-taught students in the following subjects: Math, English, Reading, and Music ,grades Pk- 8.

Math and Reading Teacher, Acorn High School 2003-2005
-taught GED algebra and geometry to high school students
-taught students English, vocabulary, and phonics skills

Music Writer/In House Producer for Marley Marl Productions 1998-2003
-recorded, produced and performed with legendary music celebrities such as Roy Ayers, Big Pun, Marley Marl and LL Cool J
-composed, produced, and arranged music on various piano projects

Founder and CEO of “School of Rockk” Music Conservatory 1998- Present
-taught piano and music technology
-worked with all age groups and students with disabilities

SKILLS: (MUSIC BIOGRAPHY)
Ability to read and write music notation and theory
Engineer, mix , and sequence on most recording gear
Wrote and published many articles for KORG synthesizer corporation
Able to use current computer music software for MIDI recording
Can repair, troubleshoot, and diagnose most keyboards
Released an album in Tower Records
Recorded several tracks with the British pop girl band Espree
Produced records and played for Marley Marl, LL Cool J, Edwin Birdsong, Roy Ayers, and Big Pun
A member of the Internet Movie Data Base

Your cover letter isn’t professional enough…it isn’t specific to the school in which you are applying which is a RED flag to principals that you are desperate and are applying everywhere.

I’m an art teacher but here is an example of a more professionally written cover letter-
May 8, 2008

Mrs. Cheryl Ross-Audley Re: Elementary Art Position
Alexandria City Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
2000 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 107 

Alexandria, Virginia 22311 


Dear Mrs. Cheryl Ross-Audley,

I would like the opportunity to discuss with you how my skill set could benefit Alexandria City Schools.
As you will note in the enclosed resume, I am presently employed with the ___________ School District. I have taught elementary art for seven years, four at ______ Elementary in ________,_________ and three at _______ Elementary in _________,______. My current or former principals could provide you excellent references on my behalf.
In addition, I have teaching experience at _____ and ________. I graduated in 2001 from______ State University, earning the distinction of Outstanding Senior in Art Education. I completed my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in 2004 from _____ State University.
As my references can attest, I am a self-motivated, hands-on, conscientious person who continuously demonstrates a high level of commitment and a strong work ethic.
Please consider me as a top candidate. I would welcome any opportunity to meet with you and to further discuss my qualifications. You may reach me at (XXX)XXX-XXXX.
Thank you for your time and consideration.

*** look online for more examples and ideas


One Response to “Is this a good resume to get a college or Highschool music teaching job?”

  1. Anne — December 20, 2010 @ 1:33 am

    Your cover letter isn’t professional enough…it isn’t specific to the school in which you are applying which is a RED flag to principals that you are desperate and are applying everywhere.

    I’m an art teacher but here is an example of a more professionally written cover letter-
    May 8, 2008

    Mrs. Cheryl Ross-Audley Re: Elementary Art Position
    Alexandria City Public Schools
    Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
    2000 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 107 

    Alexandria, Virginia 22311 


    Dear Mrs. Cheryl Ross-Audley,

    I would like the opportunity to discuss with you how my skill set could benefit Alexandria City Schools.
    As you will note in the enclosed resume, I am presently employed with the ___________ School District. I have taught elementary art for seven years, four at ______ Elementary in ________,_________ and three at _______ Elementary in _________,______. My current or former principals could provide you excellent references on my behalf.
    In addition, I have teaching experience at _____ and ________. I graduated in 2001 from______ State University, earning the distinction of Outstanding Senior in Art Education. I completed my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership in 2004 from _____ State University.
    As my references can attest, I am a self-motivated, hands-on, conscientious person who continuously demonstrates a high level of commitment and a strong work ethic.
    Please consider me as a top candidate. I would welcome any opportunity to meet with you and to further discuss my qualifications. You may reach me at (XXX)XXX-XXXX.
    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    *** look online for more examples and ideas
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