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Melody Nolan Sacramento, California
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Name:   Melody Nolan
Phone:   (916) 489-4520
Email:   mnolan0529@sbcglobal.net
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Last Update:    2011-05-28 12:44:47
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SUMMARY OF SKILLS

Teacher of children, adults, seniors, and students with disabilities such as autism and bi-polar disorder.

Extensive music study and performance including piano, flute, and voice

Piano major and flute minor at the Interlochen Arts Academy in high school

Ministerial experience conducting Jewish Sabbath Services (including cantillation) and teaching Religious School and Hebrew School

Founded and incorporated not-for-profit charitable organization

WORK HISTORY

December 1999 to April 2001: Loomis Basin United Church of Christ Choral accompanist.

Summer 1996: University of Nebraska, Lincoln: Summer Music Camp Counselor, piano division.

1981 to Present Independent Piano Teacher and Accompanist

Instruct students in piano technique and literature, music history, ear training, performance, and music appreciation both individually and in groups. Accompany soloists and ensembles.

VOLUNTEER WORK

1989 to 1993 Founder, Childsong, Inc.

Wrote strategic plan and incorporated this non-profit organization. Upheld this agency’s mission to educate the community about child abuse through music and to raise funds for non-profit child abuse treatment centers. Sponsored Brake the Cycle: National Ride to Stop Child Sexual Abuse. Produced, marketed, and distributed cassette entitled Silent Children. Performed at the Washington Monument. Coordinated events with media at local, state, and national levels. Public speaking. Appearances on television, radio, and in print.

1994-1995 Lay Rabbi, Einstein Senior Center

Led monthly Sabbath Services at this facility. Services included reading of English and Hebrew, cantorial chanting, and leadership in prayer and worship.

1997 to 1998 Docent, Music for Minors

Duties included classroom instruction of music appreciation, education, and theory to elementary school students.

EDUCATION

California State University, Sacramento, CA: Bachelor of Science, May 1995 Major: Criminal Justice; Minor: Government

1998-1999 Humphreys College, Sacramento, CA: Paralegal Studies

1986-1987 Interlochen Arts Academy, MI: college preparatory education Major: Piano; Minor: Flute

ACHIEVEMENTS

· Secretary, California Association of Professional Music Teachers District V, Previous · Scholarship Recipient, Berkeley Piano Club July 1999 · Published: “Thanking Every Music Teacher”, · American Music Teacher April/May 1999 · Commencement Speaker, California State University, Sacramento 1995 · Music Merit Award, Peninsula Symphony Auxiliary May 1985 · Arion Award of the Arts, Menlo Park, California May 1984

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