Drew Jones

Drew J.

Brooklyn, NY

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Drew delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 2009

Hi, there! My name is Drew and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students perform, achieve at high levels, and become accomplished musicians. I went to MTSU and earned a degree in Music Education in 2013. I'm a goofy and hard working person and my teaching style is relaxed, persistent, and fun. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Hellenic Classical Charter School - Brooklyn, NY
K-8 Music teacher (full time) 2015-

Clarksville High School
Music instructor 2014
• Instructed different sections throughout the season
• Provided critique and input to rehearsal structure and scheduling

Oakland High School Fall 2013
Student Teacher
• Taught International Baccalaureate theory and history classes, including units on “The Renaissance” and “Chord building and the inversions”.
• Created and instructed curriculum for the Wind Ensembles

Stewarts Creek Middle School Fall 2013
Student Teacher
• Instructed the 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade bands.
• Conducted on the winter concert

Oakland High School 2012-2013
Percussion Director
• Managed and taught the fall Marching Percussion ensemble
• Provided Private lessons to rudimental and concert percussion students

Music City Drum and Bugle Corps 2011-Current
Battery Percussion Instructor
• Managed and instructed the marching tenors section
• Toured with the corps for the summers, including DCI finals
• Helped students achieve at the highest level in the marching activity

Ravenwood High School 2009-2012
Percussion Director
• Instructed the Fall and Winter percussion ensembles
• Managed Budget, Designed, composed, and arranged for the Percussion ensembles
• Provided Private Lessons for marching and Concert Percussion


PERFORMANCE AND ENSEMBLE EXPERIENCE:
Bassist for NYC based '5j Barrow' 2014-
Played on recording sessions and live performances 2006-Present
(Guitar, percussion, mandolin, and bass)
MTSU Commercial Music Ensemble (electric bass) 2013
MTSU Salsa Band 2012-2013
MTSU Wind Ensemble 2011-2013
MTSU Percussion Ensemble 2007-2013
MTSU Symphonic Band 2007-2011
MTSU Steel Band (cello pans and electric bass) 2008-2010
– Performance with the Nashville Symphony (2009)
Music City Drum and Bugle Corps 2010
Legend Independent Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble 2010
MTSU Symphony Orchestra 2007-2009
MTSU Band of Blue Marching Band 2006-2009
Studied Jazz Guitar with Prof. Paul Abrams 2007-2008
Performed percussion live with Shania Twain 2006


Leadership Positions

MTSU Wind Ensemble (Section Leader) 2012
MTSU Symphonic Band (Section Leader) 2009-2011
Music City Drum and Bugle Corps (Section Leader) 2010

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Experience

K-8 Music Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Hellenic Classical Charter School

Create lesson plans, develop curriculum, and implement lessons for 500 students from kindergarten to 8th grade!

Education

B.S. Music Education - Percussion
Aug 2008 - Dec 2013
Middle Tennessee State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 Certified teacher - instrumental music
Jun 2014
Tennessee Department of Education

Awards

5j Barrow - Winner of 2014 NYC Battle of the Boroughs
Jun 2014
WNYC

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