Thomas Noren       331 Bridgetown Pass, Mount Pleasant SC 29464- 843-514-3405 - noren.thomas@gmail.com                           

PERSONAL PROFILE

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lived in Sweden after graduating High School. Moved to Boston MA to attend the New England Conservatory of Music.  Multiculturalist, fluent in Portuguese, proficient in French and conversant in Spanish and Swedish . Successful real estate investor and property manager.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director and Instructor, Childbloom Guitar Program, 2006-present

Founder of Childbloom Guitar Program of the Lowcountry. Responsible for marketing, curriculum implementation, teaching and enrollment of 50 + students aged 5 - 13.  Organized frequent student recitals to showcase student work. Awarded “Best New Program” in 2007.

Assistant Choir director and accompanist, The Cooper School, 2011-present
Responsible for assisting choir director in rehearsals. Accompanies choir and assists with programming. 

Engaging Creative Minds Artist, ECM, 2014-present

Developed and taught technology infused music curriculum at STEAM Camp, summer 2014. Invited to teach fourth grade students at North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary implementing common core standards with music and technology.                                                                                                                                                    

TMD Music Instructor, James Island Charter High School, 2010-present                                                                             

Responsible for music instruction in TMD class. Implemented a developmentally appropriate curriculum infused with singing and percussion.   

Administrative Assistant, The Cooper School, 2011-2013                                                                                                                        

Engaged in multiple roles including updating school web site and Facebook page, troubleshooting and maintaining 20 plus computers as well as optimizing the wireless network.  Trusted with school-wide communication, with staff and parents.

Kindergarten-Fifth Grade Spanish teacher, The Cooper School, 2009-2011                                                                    

Responsible for the world language instruction of all Cooper School students, K-5. Implemented a developmentally appropriate curriculum that combines bi-lingual singing and student participation.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Spanish Teacher, The Meeting Street Academy 2009-2011                                       

Responsible for the instruction of two pre-kindergarten classrooms and Kindergarten classroom. Implemented a curriculum infused with singing, child based participation and effective use of Smartboard technology.                                                                                 

Guitar Instructor, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, 1994-2005                                                                            

Developed and taught curriculum for numerous guitar ensemble and guitar repertoire classes at the graduate, undergraduate, extension and preparatory student division for music conservatory.  

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Porto Seguro, 2013-present

Founding Member of the Brazilian music ensemble. Upcoming performances at Ion Trust and at Gage Hall.

New World Guitar Trio, 1990-2001

Founding member of critically acclaimed guitar ensemble. Toured internationally to Brazil (sponsored by the State Department as ambassadors of American Culture in Brazil), and Taiwan.

Hourglass, 2001-2005

Founding Member of highly acclaimed ensemble that has performed in numerous venues nationwide. Selected to be part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council as a touring group. Recorded and co-produced acclaimed CD, Hourglass.

 

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, 1988-1992
Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance, 1992.

Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance, 1995.

RECOMMENDATIONS 

Available upon request.