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ANISSA TAZARI

44B Debbie Street Staten Island, NY 10314


Cell: (718)697-9936 Email: anissatazari@gmail.com
www.anissatazari.weebly.com
OBJECTIVE_______________________________________________________________________
To obtain a position as a general music teacher and/or chorus teacher in an Elementary or Middle School setting

EDUCATION______________________________________________________________________
B.M., Crane School of Music
State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
Major: Music Education, Concentration in Voice, Choral Track, minor in Music Business
GPA: 3.71
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and the Performing Arts, New York, NY
Advanced Regents Diploma, NYS endorsed music diploma

May 2015

June 2011

CERTIFICATION__________________________________________________________________
K-12 Music, New York State initial certification

June 2015

STUDENT TEACHING______________________________________________________________
Louis Armstrong Middle School, I.S. 227- Flushing, NY
Spring 2015
planned and instructed 5th, 6th, and 7th/8th grade choruses and 5th and 7th grade general music classes, stage
managed school play Bye Bye Birdie and rehearsed and conducted songs in Choral Pops concert
Sponsor Teacher: Mr. Anthony Femino
Alfred E. Smith Elementary School, P.S. 163- New York, NY
planned and instructed Pre-K-5th grade general music classes, 4th grade recorder club and 3rd -5th grade
after-school chorus
Sponsor Teacher: Ms. Anna Marie Spallina

TEACHING RELATED EXPERIENCE________________________________________________


Dea Music and Art- Staten Island, NY

May 2015- present


Music Teacher: taught private piano and voice lessons to beginner and intermediate level students,
utilized the ABRSM curriculum and prepared students for the ABRSM exam and end of year recital.

Center for Lifelong Education and Recreation Potsdam, NY

Summer 2014
Camp Counselor: supervised campers during scheduled programs, assisted with teaching and leading
activities, and maintained good public relations with campers and their parents/guardians

SUNY Potsdam Child Care Center Inc. -Potsdam, NY

2011-2014
Alternate Assistant Teacher: ensured safety of children, supervised children at play, maintained a safe
and clean environment, provided guidance on children's behavioral and social development. Ages
ranged from infant to school age.

Jamaica Field Service Project- Treasure Beach, Jamaica

January 2013
Music Teacher: taught songs, recorder and african drumming to students and collaborated with other
music educators

Potsdam Community Chorus- Potsdam, NY

Fall 2013
Student Conductor: led sectionals and warmups, created rehearsal plans, rehearsed with choir and
conducted piece in concert at end of semester

Stage Door Dance Academy -Staten Island, NY

2011-present
Assistant Teacher in Tap Dance: taught students and prepared them for culminating performance at
the annual dance recital
Assistant Teacher in Musical Theater: led warmups, taught music and choreography to students in
Musical Theater class

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE_____________________________________________________
Crane School of Music: Crane Chorus, Concert Choir, Hosmer Choir, Phoenix Club, Potsdam
Community Choir, Junior Recital, Swedish Art Song Masterclass, SUNY Potsdam Tap Dance Club
LaGuardia High School: Elementary Chorus, Girls Chorus, Advanced Women's Chorus, Senior
Chorus, Opera Workshop productions (Naughty Marietta and Kismet)

HONORS AND AWARDS____________________________________________________________


Rita Itkin Schwartz Music Scholarship recipient
Sara Merrick Snell Scholarship recipient
participant in SUNY Potsdam Women in Leadership Mentorship Program

ADDITIONAL SKILLS______________________________________________________________
Working Knowledge of French
Member of American Choral Director's Association
CPR Certified
Knowledge of Windows and Mac OS Platforms
Knowledge of Finale, Sibelius, Logic, and Garageband softwares
Knowledge of social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Wordpress and Weebly
7 years of classical voice training

References available upon request.

References

Dr. Marsha Baxter, Associate Professor: Music Education


Student Teaching Supervisor
The Crane School of Music
44 Pierrepont Ave, Schuette Hall A308
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 267-2454
baxterml@potsdam.edu

Mr. Anthony Femino, Educator


Student Teaching Sponsor Teacher
Louis Armstrong Middle School, IS 227Q
3203 Junction Blvd,
Flushing, NY 11369
(607) 758-8076
profmusic@gmail.com

Ms. Anna Marie Spallina, Educator


Student Teaching Sponsor Teacher
Alfred E. Smith Elementary School, PS 163
163 W 97th St
New York, NY 10025
(212) 678-2854
aspallina@earthlink.net