Sommerville - Music Teacher - Toronto, ON, Canada

Michael Sommerville

Toronto, ON, Canada

Services

Music Teacher

Summary:

Classical and Jazz teacher with 16 years international experience. Beginners of all ages welcome.

Work History

COM Component Developer and Network Architecht

Sliq Media Technologies

October 2004 - March 2005

Owner/Chairman

Elliptical New Media Studios

From September 2003

IT Manager

Spa Sensations

November 2003 - May 2004

Private Teacher

The Royal Conservatory of Music

January 2003 - January 2003

Teach Students from my Neighborhood; Mentor Students approaching University. Offer up-to-date Pedagogy, as well as the knowledge that has been passed-down to me from my former Mentors, Teachers, and Associates.

Bilingual IT Manager

Spa Sensations

January 2003 - April 2003

Assesed existing technologies. Created alternative Network Architecture and Website Applications intent on attracting more Frech-Canadian Clients.
Assisted and informed the President and CEO with any Technological developments, including Upgrades and Brand-specific improvements to their existing Technologies.
Tracked, analyzed, and consolidated our Quebecoise Accounts. Assisted the President and CEO with any Language issues, and acted as their Quebec Liaison for questions regarding prospective Markets and their Market Shares, cultural development, and product/Brand Expansion.
Constructed a Consultant-based private Social/Business Networking "ChatRoom", allowing registered Consultants across the Country to communicate easily and transparently.

Owner

Elliptical Multimedia

January 2002 - January 2002

Powerful and elegant Software Architecture and MultiMedia solutions for all your specific needs, built to order.
World-Wide-Web company branding, optimization, content delivery, and interactive site building, including e-commerce solutions.
Stand-alone application development tailored to your Corporation's business and multimedia needs.

Owner, Developer, Sales, Marketing

Waxtherapy.ca

January 2001 - July 2003

One of North America's 1st Online, E-Commerce specialty Vinyl, DJ Equipment, and Music Production Hardware/Software Web Stores / Boutique. Serving the International, National, and Local Markets. Operated from beautiful Old Montreal, and provided Musicians/Dj's from around the world extensive selections of rare and recent vinyl and great gear to produce your own music, all at great prices with great support.

Owner

Elliptical Multimedia

From September 2000

Classroom Technology Support Specialist

University of Toronto

September 2000 - December 2001

Multimedia Equipment installations and Instruction for New Media-based learning solutions for University Instruction, Downtown Campus. Also did Live Sound Operation for Graduations and Special Events on Campus (St. George (Downtown) Campus).

Team Manager I.T.

Bluebarn Interactive

December 1999 - April 2000

PSA/Ground Crew

Jetsgo

April 1999 - January 2000

Sales and Support

Moog Audio

April 1999 - January 2000

Classroom Technology Support Specialist

Univeristy of Toronto

April 1999 - December 1999

Team Manager IT

Blue Barn Interactive

December 1999 - April 2000

Intern

Interchill Records

April 1999 - December 1999

Learnt the biz of an excellent Montreal-based Record Label. Was introduced to the product life-cycle of album creation from inception, to production, design, marketing, sales, and promotion.
Upon leaving I felt I gained a true knowledge of the Music Industry and it was a great experience for me as an artist as it showed me the business side of creating an Album. Many thanks to the Interchill team, esp. Gordon who so calmly handled everything and presented it to me in a manner very conducive to learning real-life experience.

Lead Programmer / COM Developer and Network Architect

Sliq Media Technologies

May 1999 - November 1999

NDA

Sales & Support, Weekend Manager

Moog Audio

February 1999 - September 1999

Sales and Support for all thing Musical and Electronic: from Turntables and 12"'s to Physical Modelling Synthesizers, Digital Samplers, Analog Gear, DJ Toys, Live Sound and P.A., live and Studio Recording Equipment.
Offered Partnership.

Intern

Interchill Records

February 1998 - January 2000

DJ

Professional DJ

April 1997 - July 2003

IT Manager

Mara Dancewear

From February 1995

I.T. Manager

Mara Dancewear

From February 1993

Piano/Saxophone/Guitar Teacher

The Royal Conservatory

Qualifications & Certifications

M.A. (unfinished)

University of Toronto - Victoria University

University of Toronto

B.Mus

McGill University

McGill University

Malvern High School

History of Technology; 18th Century Counterpoint Composition

University of Toronto

Music Composition, Computer Science

McGill University

Malvern High School

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