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Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Toronto

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Self Employed

Piano Instructor/Business Owner

Generated and managed my own entrepreneurial music business teaching piano lessons to students of all ages.
Communicated well with parents and students, promoted the business and organized scheduling and billing of all lessons.
Prepared and designed original curriculum material while developing new educational tools and activities for hands-on learning, specifically adapting lessons to student needs and interests.

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Career
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Yellow Dog Music

Piano-Vocal Instructor

Taught music theory, composition, music reading, and performance skills to students of all ages.
Used music software program Garage Band for composing, recording, and sound editing with students.
Assisted with administrative duties; answering phones, creating scheduling, and tracking and managing the students lesson payments.

Career

United Way of Halton Hills

Event Coordinator

Supported the Executive Director in communication to stakeholders, marketing, donor solicitation and event planning.
Performed administration tasks including answering phones, emailing, managing data spreadsheets, donor lists and copy editing.
Utilized knowledge of Microsoft Office; including Word and Publisher to compose letters and invitations, perform mail-outs and design print media. Used Excel to formulate spreadsheets and manage data related to sponsorships and donations.
Assisted with preparation for three major fundraising events– The Strawberry Social, The Holiday House Tour and the United Way’s largest annual event, The President’s Ball– handling details including venue and entertainment arrangements, assembling items for silent auctions, attendee registration and more.

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Career

York University

Bachelor of Fine Arts; Honours in Music, Piano Performance