Dodo Bird Music Studio

March 2013 – Present 

Teach music students private lessons. Record bands and musical projects. Runs 1980's  entertainment band, Risky Business. (

Private Music Teacher


August 1999 – Present (14 years 1 month)Greater Chicago Area

I teach guitar, drums, saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and french horn from my home or I travel to the students home. Any age any level.



Music Teacher - Part Time

St. Turibius School

August 2010 – June 2012 (1 year 11 months)Chicago, Il

Teach prek-8th grade general music class. One and a half days per week. Direct Christmas and spring musicals.



Music Teacher

Chicago Board of Education

August 2002 – July 2010 (8 years)Chicago, Il

Taught General Music, Choir, Band, as well as performed at all Holiday and Special Assemblies. Grades taught were K -8th grade. Won city Wide rap video contest 2004-2007. Was a Magnet Cluster lead teacher for three years at Avalon Park School and Pulaski School.




Windy City Productions

January 1999 – January 2009 (10 years 1 month)

Corporate/wedding band



Director and founder

Windy City Orchestra

January 1999 – July 2008 (9 years 7 months)

Built And Maintains "" Web Site.
Books and Hires Musicians for corporate and wedding events.



Private Teacher

2008 Southwest Music Center

August 2000 – June 2008 (7 years 11 months)

Taught Saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and Guitar Students private lessons.



Band and Guitar Teacher

Morton East High School District

January 2001 – January 2002 (1 year 1 month)



Kindergarten through eighth grade general music teacher


August 1998 – June 1999 (11 months)



Band Director

St. Zachary

August 1998 – June 1999 (11 months)



Substitute Teacher

Elgin Public Schools

January 1997 – January 1998 (1 year 1 month)

Substituted all subjects for levels kindergarten through twelfth grades.




MME VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, Il 2008

BME VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, Il 1997