Staff Coordinator & Social Media
Thirty-seven years in the Best Job in the World!
Sharon (a.k.a BossMom) started working at NMC in 1978, when Bob Head, one of the founding directors and her high school music teacher, invited her to join the recreation, then music staff. In 1981 she became the first Sr. Staff, the Assistant Staff Coordinator, and then Staff Coordinator, a position she has held for 30 years.
Sharon also manages NMC’s social media presence and keeps the website up-to-date. She has shot most of NMC’s poster and promotional photos for the past 30+ years.
After a B.A. in Intellectual History (Queen’s) and a B.Ed (Western), Sharon taught in the elementary school system, teaching classroom, French, Vocal, Strings and Band, until 1996, when she took a creative, imaginative leap and left the school system.
For 17 years she ran a private music studio, teaching adults and children—piano, theory, flute, saxophone, guitar, percussion, cello, trumpet, trombone, violin, and recorder—but no bagpipes, yet. She tutored and mentored students from elementary to university level, and has been a freelance writer, farmers' market manager and a sound therapist.
From 1997-2013 she was the Director of the West Elgin Community Band. In 2007 she founded the Treble Makers Women’s Choir, which she continues to direct.
Sharon has been on several OMEA conference organizing committees, is a frequent clinician and has written several articles for the OMEA Journal, The Recorder.
She is a Graduate of the Musicianship and Leadership program with Music for People. Headed by Grammy Award-winning cellist, David Darling, MfP is a grass roots organization, which promotes creative self-expression through authentic music-making.
As Director of One Quality Note, she offers playshops to individuals, schools and community groups. She is a life a leadership and creativity coach, helping multi-talented leaders connect their values and purpose to create a business and a life of meaning and impact.
Interested in being on Music Staff at NMC? Read all about it on the Staff page.
Questions and applications: email@example.com