Music Teacher Resume Sample
This music teacher resume sample shows the job seeker's expertise, the appreciation she has for music and her desire to share that with her students. This example includes a visually appealing, music specific icon, as well as a sharp border which really make the resume stand out.
You will notice many relevant keywords throughout this music teacher resume sample as well as in the key strengths table, such as inquiry-based learning, multi-sensory lessons, musicianship skills, and student motivation. These keywords, or educational buzzwords, are essential if the resume is scanned by applicant tracking software. You want your resume to get through so it can be viewed by a human eye.
This music instructor resume sample includes a compelling introduction or profile that demonstrates Julie's ability to tailor lessons to meet students' diverse needs. This flows into a section on key strengths that immediately grabs the reader's eye, reassuring him or her that Julie is indeed a great job candidate and should be offered a teaching job interview right away!
We've placed Julie's education on the first page of the resume because she has recent relevant credentials that need to be front and center. Her master's degree in music education and her bachelor's degree in education, as well as her certifications in music show that she is an extremely qualified candidate.
Her teaching experience begins with her two most recent positions as a music teacher at an elementary school and middle school. You will notice that we have bolded the information about her position, the school and the dates of her position to make them stand out. Her daily teaching duties have been put into a short paragraph, followed by her accomplishments in bullets.
Julie's accomplishments have been placed in bullets so that they will stand out more. Accomplishments are the most important part of your resume because it shows your value and the difference you can make for a school community.
We have included strong career accomplishments for Julie, including: "Selected by school principal to initiate a choral program; advertised program and recruited large group of students to actively participate in middle school music festival; students achieved first place".
This sample Music Teacher resume is spaced out well, and spans two full pages. White space has been incorporated properly, and there are no large gaps between sections or at the end of the educator resume. Julie's job responsibilities are listed under each prior position, with correlating accomplishments laid out in a bullet-point format, making it easy for the reader to identify them.
You will notice that the second page has included a page header that contains her name and the page number. This is important, as all pages of your application should contain your name, and by including the page number, this ensures that your resume will remain intact with all pages included.
The second page of Julie's resume continues her professional experiences with three music teacher roles followed by her student teaching practicum. Once again, we have described Julie's duties and accomplishments in additional music teaching positions. We have made sure to highlight different responsibilities and achievements that show her ability to teach music to a wide variety of student populations in different grade levels and school communities.
Achievements are the most important part of a resume, so make sure to include them in your music teacher resume. Instead of just listing your duties and skills, accomplishments show your value by explaining what you have done for a school in the past, letting a potential school know what you can do for them in the future.
Achievements should follow the C.A.R. method: challenge, action, result. What was a challenge you faced, what actions did you take to solve it, and what was the result?
For instance, in Julie's resume, one of her accomplishments is as follows: Offered extra, individualized tutoring to two particular students that were struggling with Level IV materials; simplified terms and utilized unique materials to clearly communicate concepts, resulting in all students advancing to the next level.
This music teacher resume example integrates Julie's recent and current community and professional education activities, showing she gives her own time, after hours. This section also demonstrates the job seeker's various skills and interests, which make her a well-rounded educator within and outside the classroom.
We have also incorporated an area on professional development, showcasing her ability and desire to stay up-to-date on her educational training.
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