C.j. Fortune

C.j. F.

Benton, AR

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C.j. delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+ and special needs

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Born and raised in Arkansas, I began my journey as a musician at the age of 6 when I began studying piano. I grew up playing for both my local church and school choirs. When I graduated high school I attended Arkansas State University where I obtained my undergraduate degree in piano performance and pedagogy. While at ASU I met my (now) wife and when we married I moved to Benton, AR. I furthered my education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and obtained my Master in Education with an emphasis in Music Education.

My wife and I have a son who is the light of our lives and is constantly challenging us to grow! My wife teaches junior high art in Benton and I hold the currently hold the position of 7th grade choral director at the North Little Rock Middle School.

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7th Grade Choir Director
Jul 2017 - Present
North Little Rock Middle Shool

Oct 2013 - Jun 2014
First United Methodist Church of Nettleton

Beginning Piano Instructor
Oct 2012 - May 2013
Extracurricular Activity through the Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School


Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2009 - May 2014
Arkansas State University


Vocal Music K-12
Jul 2017
Arkansas Department of Education


Outstanding Senior Achievement
May 2014
Arkansas State University


Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2012

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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