Teaching Resume

Private Instructor of In-Home Lessons, 2011-Present

Maddi with students and their families at the Bland Music Competition in Washington, VA. February, 2018.

Maddison instructs private in-home lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, voice, songwriting, music theory, and performance.

  • Develops individual curriculum for each student.
  • Assists students in procuring affordable, quality instruments.
  • Provides instructional materials including method books, sheet music, exercises, and individualized notes.
  • Creates opportunities for public performance. Advanced students may be invited to be featured performers at Maddison’s shows.

Music Instructor for Drum & Strum Music Center, 2015-October 2018

Maddi with students after recital at Drum & Strum in Warrenton, VA. April, 2017.

Maddison instructed guitar, voice, songwriting, and performance at Drum & Strum Music Center.

  • Welcome​d ​and​ ​instructed​ ​students​ ​of​ ​all​ ​ages – ​children​ and​ ​adults.
  • Specialize​d ​in​ ​the​ ​instruction​ ​and​ ​mentorship​ ​of​ ​singer-songwriters.
  • Organize​d ​extra-curricular​ ​opportunities​ ​such​ ​as​ annual student recitals, ​the Girls​ ​Rock​ ​Slumber​ ​Party,​ ​the Summer Library​ ​Tour,​ and ​the Drum​ ​&​ ​Strum​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Music​ ​Showcase.

Music Instructor for Hearthstone School, 2017-2018

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    Maddi during rehearsals at Hearthstone School in Sperryville, VA. April, 2018.

    Developed a rigorous middle school music curriculum comprised of the following: music theory and notation, composition, independent instrumental study, ear-training and listening, repertoire expansion and music appreciation, and performance.

  • Composed and performed original music for Hearthstone’s original play A Flood of Kindness, adapted from the book of the same title and written in collaboration with the author De’Ante Webster and illustrator Laurie Marshall.

“Our music teacher, Maddison Hicks did a stunning job of musical direction for last night’s Flood of Kindness play performance. Her enormous talent and gentle way of working with students is very apparent.” – Hearthstone School

Music Instructor for Belle Meade Montessori School, 2016-2018

  • Instructed general music (music theory and recorders), choir, and band.
  • Prepared three musical programs per year.
  • Helped produce ​music​ ​for​ ​the​ ​spring​ ​theatrical​ ​productions​. Footloose, 2017. Skitstory of the World, 2018.

    Maddi with students during band class at Belle Meade Montessori School in Sperryville, VA. September, 2017.

Fine Arts Instructor for St. Luke’s School, 2011-2014

As Fine Arts Instructor of St. Luke’s School, Maddison was responsible​ ​for​ ​all​ ​of​ ​the​ ​music,​ ​drama,​ ​and art classes​ ​for​ ​students preschool​ ​through tenth​ ​grade.

  • Organized​ ​a​ ​mobile​ ​art​ ​program​ ​for​ ​the​ ​preschool​ ​division​ ​known​ ​as​ ​​Art​ ​Cart.
  • Organized​ ​fall,​ ​winter,​ ​and​ ​spring​ ​program​ ​performances.
  • Directed​ ​the​ ​annual​ ​theatrical​ ​productions. Assistant Director of Seussical, 2012. Director of Into the Woods, 2013. Director of Rinse the Blood Off My Toga, 2014.
  • Directed​ ​handbell​ ​choirs​ ​for​ ​the​ ​middle​ ​and​ ​high​ ​school​ ​students.
  • Developed and implemented​ ​a​ ​guitar​ ​program​ ​for​ ​elementary​ ​students.
  • Managed​ ​the​ ​library​ ​during​ the 2013-2014 school year,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​fall​ ​and​ ​spring​ ​Scholastic Book​ ​Fairs.