About Me (my résumé)

Carol Rich Raedy
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-367-2536 (h) 704-458-0708 (c)
Kodaly Music Training - levels 1 and 2
James Madison University (2009-2010)

Montessori Training – Upper Elementary (1998)

MA Education - Curriculum and Instruction
California State University, Bakersfield, California (1994)

BA Elementary Education
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (1986)

Current Work
Private music lessons and classes in my home (2009-present)
hammered dulcimer, voice, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, beginning violin, ukulele and sight singing

Performing (1998-present)
I perform (solo and with others) at various venues (schools, churches, weddings, festivals) singing and playing fiddle, hammered dulcimer, dulcimer and leading community singing and dancing.

Central Piedmont Community College (2009 – present)
part time instructor teaching Music in the Elementary Classroom

Community Singers (2004-present)
I founded and direct an intergenerational folk chorus committed to promoting peace through music. We volunteer in the community presenting joyful music programs with songs from many styles and cultures that encourage audience participation. 

Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region (February 2009-present)
music volunteer

1995-2008
Saint Patrick Elementary School  (2000-2007)
music teacher for grades K-5
I taught general music classes, directed the school choir, recorder club and hand chimes choir. I held various special interest mini classes such as dulcimer, guitar and percussion. I also directed a fifth grade musical each year and an all school holiday program.

Satisfied Mind (1998-2003)
I ran my own educational business integrating the arts with history, math and science. Topics included: Making a One String Banjo, Wagons West, A Song and a Dance (songs and dances from around the world), Ordering the Universe (exploring the relationships of recurring patterns in nature with art, science and math), Making Music (music concepts, songs and instruments from cultures around the world), Making Folk Toys and Instruments

Charlotte Preparatory School (1995-2000)
(formerly Charlotte Montessori School), Charlotte, NC
Music Teacher for Elementary and Pre-School Program (1998-2000)
Upper Elementary Teacher, Music Teacher (1995 - 1997)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte (2006)
directed the Children’s Choir and the Summer Family Folk Choir

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (spring 2008)
I volunteered in the College for Older Adults teaching the Singing Rounds class

Charlotte Folk Society
I volunteered as vice-president of the Board of Directors (2001-2003)
I helped write and participated in The Traditional North Carolina Music Project, a collaborative project of the Charlotte Folk Society and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Afterschool Enrichment Program.

Aldersgate Retirement Community, Charlotte, NC
Chorus Director (June 1998 – June 1999)

Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Abingdon, VA
(2000-2004 – one week each fall)
I taught the Appalachian music portion of one of their Elderhostel programs.

1983-1995
Virginia Avenue School, Bakersfield, California (1994-1995)
Reading Specialist for grades K-6

Friends School, Bakersfield, California (1991-1994)
5th/6th grade teacher, student council advisor, oral language coach

La Petite Academy, Bakersfield, California (1990-1991)
Kindergarten/Afterschool Teacher

Hurley Elementary School, Salisbury, North Carolina (1989-1990)
6th grade teacher

Longfellow Elementary School, Bakersfield, California (1986-1988)
5th grade teacher

Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Abingdon, Virginia (Summers 1984-1986)
Clowning Class Instructor, Song Leader, Kitchen Worker, Clerk

Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, Virginia (1984 – 1985)
I was the youth director in charge of organizing, planning and carrying out the youth
program for the church including music, service and worship activities.

Mountain T.O.P. (Tennessee Outreach Project), Altamont, Tennessee (Summer 1983)
I was a Field Coordinator responsible for contacting potential clients, getting donation,
organizing projects and work teams and serving as a general camp counselor.