Freelance Song Writer & Chinese Translator

Location:Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
2 Skills
Jessica T

Work History

Private Music Tutor 2001- current
Music tutor at The millennium 2006 from Feb to Dec
Piano teacher at Dominion Rd Primary 2006~ end of 2007
Piano teacher at Grey Lynn School
(Sep 2006 ~end of 2007, July 2008~ May 2010)

KBB Piano/ Cello teacher (current)
Piano/ Keyboard teacher at Lewis Eady (Feb 2009~ Dec 2010), Meadowbank Primary (Feb 2009~ Dec 2009), St. Michaels (Feb 2009 ~ May 2010)

Duties involved:

Music theory & performing techniques
Developing the musicianship of each student – listening, singing
Given the students the opportunities to perform in the public
Research of the bibliographies of the composers and their compositions

Skills Gained:

Communicate with the students and parents
Teaching the students in the way they understand
Good manners in any situation
Widen the background knowledge in Music history

Retail Assistant
Kushla July 2006- Dec 2006
Mos Mos Feb 2007- Feb 2008

Duties Involved:
* Assists customers in locating merchandise and answering a variety of questions concerning general merchandise; demonstrates use of merchandise upon request.

* Stocks shelves, counters or tables with merchandise; keeps merchandise orderly and neat in appearance.

* Totals prices and tax on merchandise selected by customer using paper and pencil, cash register or adding machine; accepts payment following established procedures for different types of transactions; makes change; issues sales receipt; calculates discounts when appropriate.

* Counts and balances cash register and receipts.

* Stamps or attaches price tags on merchandise and/or checks tagged prices to verify accuracy referring to price list.

* Checks inventory listing with actual inventory on shelf and reports discrepancies to supervisor.

* Sets up promotional displays; makes signs or arranges merchandise on counters or tables to promote sales.

* Cleans shelves, counters or tables.

Administrator/ Office assistant
Aug 2005 – Dec 2005
Rhythm Distributors NZ Ltd

Duties involved:

Data entry into Excel, Word Documents
Checking the number of the stocks
Respond to enquiries with the local, international music stores by telephone or email
Piano selling
Administration works
Organise meeting with the customers
Sorting and distribution of the incoming/ outgoing mail or parcel
Order processing
Updating receivables
Second hand piano seller
Responsible for the Payroll; The staff under Rhythm

Skills Gained:

Basic accounting knowledge; basic MYOB
Excellent phone manner
Ability to work under pressures and urgent situations
Good time management skills
Develop Microsoft skills
Ability to multi tasks
Positive work attitude
Sale skills
Develop business knowledges/ mind

Achievements and Activities

Composer/ Musician for documentaray MOVING- selected by NZ film fesitaval

Composer/ musician in Bone feeder (Theatre play, 2010& 2011 New Zealand)

Piano/ cello Accompaniment for APPA choir in 2010

LTCL in piano solo performance

Graduate Diploma in Music
The University of Auckland
Focus: Jazz Composition, Classical Composition (Projects)

Bachelor of Music (BMus)
The University of Auckland
Focus: Composition

Certificate of Arts
The University of Auckland
Focus: primary media studies
Certificate of Science
The University of Auckland
Focus: basic Psychology

New Zealand Bursary
A Grade Bursary Awarded
Diocesan school for Girls (Auckland)

Associate Piano Performing Master in Australian Music

Pianist in Diocesan school for Girls’piano quartet chamber group

Cellist in Diocesan school for Girls’orchestra

Sixth Form Certificate
Diocesan school for Girls (Auckland)
Art Design, Math, Chemistry, Biology, English, Music

Grade 8 in Solo Piano with Merit in Trinity College

2nd place in National Erhu competition (under age 20 group), Taiwan
Skills (2) Rating
Song Writing
Chinese Translation