Instrument: Piano, Violin
Genres: Classical, Baroque, Contemporary
Location: NW DC, Bethesda, Potomac, North Potomac, Chevy Chase, Rockville
Why I work well with kids?
Most of my professional experience has involved working with kids, ages 5 – 16, through coaching sports and/or teaching music. Over the years I have learned to have a great amount of patience and understanding which I think is key to helping a student reach their potential. I am also able to tailor my style of teaching to fit the need of the child…and I’m creative and friendly!
Vaughan B. Bio and Resume
Location of Birth: Manhattan, New York
I received my B.A in 2009 from Mills College in Oakland, CA where I majored in English with a minor in Music (violin performance). I have been involved in music from a very early age, as the daughter of two classical musicians, growing up in Berlin, Germany where I lived for 12 1/2 years. I began studying the violin and piano. All through elementary, high school, and college I received private instruction, and performed in orchestra’s, solo concerts, and other artistic endeavors. In 2007 I began giving private piano and violin lessons. I love being able to pass along the knowledge I’ve acquired to a younger generation.
August 2011-Present The Maret School Washington DC
Head J.V Volleyball Coach
Duties include: Assessing player’s skills and assigning team positions; observing players during competition and practice to determine the needs for individual or team improvement; creating game strategies; establishing and maintaining positive sportsmanship for student athletics; conferencing with parents as necessary regarding the athletic performance of their student; maintaining eligibility forms, emergency data files, equipment inventory, and other related records.
2010 The Brearley School New York, New York
Assistant J.V Volleyball Coach
Served as a liaison between 14 student-athletes and head coach. Motivated the students through positive feedback and creative approaches to athletic instruction. Helped structure and plan daily practices, coordinated team travel, significant interaction with parents and other faculty/staff to facilitate sports camps and department events.
2007 – 2009 Violin Teacher/English Tutor New York, New York
Taught beginner – advanced levels of violin and beginner piano lessons as a substitute music teacher at private music schools. Focused heavily on theory and technique. Worked as a private English tutor to elementary aged students. Developed personalized writing exercises and provided an analytical and personalized critique.
2002 – 2004 Songcatchers Inc.
Volunteer Violin Teacher
(An organization that reaches for peace through music by providing an array of performing arts that is affordable and accessible to the neediest members of the community)
Instructed and developed group music lessons for elementary – high school aged students
EDUCATION Mills College Oakland, CA
2005 – 2009 Bachelor of Arts: English (Creative Writing emphasis) and Music (Violin Performance)
Campus Activities: Member of The Black Women’s Collective
Member of Upward Bound, High School Mentorship Program
Member of S.A.A.C, A student-athlete run community outreach organization
2007 Howard University Washington, D.C
Fall Semester Domestic Exchange Program
Coursework included Advanced German Proficiency II, Poetry Workshop, and African American Lit.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, PC and Mac computers
• Fluency of the German language, basic knowledge of French
• Extensive knowledge of Classical repertoire, Operatic, Instrumental, and Orchestral
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