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Professional Music
Teaching Experience
Original Learning
Education Performing/
Theatrical Experience
Business Experience

Music Production

Theatrical Music Directing Experience - Details

Professional Music Teaching Experience

PaulaChaseMusic Piano, Voice, Guitar Teacher, Winchester/Watertown, MA 2005 - present
  • Teach 45 private students per week
  • Organize 3-4 recitals per year
Arlington Children's Theater, Arlington, MA Music Director, Producer, Teacher of Showtunes Showcase Workshop 2008 - present
  • Guided young children to write book, music and lyrics for original musicals Baby Bear and the Three Humans, Once Upon A Pickle Sandwich, and Stories Gone Wrong. Produced electronic music accompaniment. Directed them in performance.

  • Music Directed Summer Day Program shows with ages 6-12. The Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark, Once Upon A Mattress, Flat Stanley, Willy Wonka, The Jungle Book, Schoolhouse Rock, Seussical
Winchester Cooperative Theatre for Children, Winchester, MA Workshop Leader 2013
  • Guided young children to write book, music and lyrics for original musical Royally Bad Babysitters. Directed them in performance.
Access To Theatre Summer Institute, Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Boston, MA Vocal Coach 2012

Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA Arts Elective Teacher - Vocal Ensemble, Musical Theater Class, Music Director of 8th Grade musical 2009 - 2011

Atrium School, Watertown, MA, General Music Teacher and Director of Cantata Program 2004-06

Watertown Children's Theatre, Watertown, MA, Musical Director, Accompanist 2002-05

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, Musical Director, Accompanist 2000-03

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA Instructor, Foundations of Musicianship 2000-05, Private Voice and Piano 1998-2005

Integrated Rhythm & Noise, Inc., Watertown, MA Master Teacher, Piano, Voice, Recorder, Ukelele, Theory and Songwriting 1993-2005

Independence, Missouri Public Schools, Vocal Music Teacher, grades K-6 1990-91

Composer/Playwright Highlights

Recent recordings of original music include:
  • Electronic
    • In the Dark
    • Only You
    • My Name Is Celia
    • A Funky Nightmare
  • Solo Piano
    • Silent Snow
    • Summer's End
    • Between the Mountains and the Sea
Listen to them all at

Theatrical works:
  • A Wooly Tale, performed by Arlington Children's Theatre 2012
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker, (Book, Music and Lyrics) performed by Arlington Children's Theatre 2012
  • 3 Little Pigs, (Book, Music and Lyrics) performed by Arlington Children's Theatre 2011
  • Old Mother Hubbard, (Book, Music and Lyrics) performed by Arlington Children's Theatre 2011
  • Aesop's Fables, (Music only -- Book and Lyrics by Alice Hunter) performed 2011 Minnesota

Original Learning Materials

Created Meditation: Find the Singer In You podcast, to help people who are afraid to sing

Authored the ebook How to Write A Musical With Kids Even If You Don't Know Anything About Music or Theater

Created Find the Singer In You video voice lessons, including "3 Easy Steps to Singing on Pitch"

Created Piano Improvising Practice audios for beginning piano students

Created a growing selection of Easy Piano Sheet Music at varying difficulty levels, including holiday songs, classical themes and ragtime favorites


Master of Music in Composition - University of Missouri, Dec 1992 GPA 3.9

Bachelor of Science in Music Education - University of Missouri, Dec 1988 GPA 3.8 - Magna Cum Laude

Vocal Study - Frank Kelley, Kamal Scott, Richard Knoll, Harry Morrison

Performing/Theatrical Experience

Featured Performer, Music In Melrose Coffeehouse, 2010

F.U.D.G.E. Theatre, Boston, MA, 2007-08 Keyboard player Bat Boy, I Love You Because

Figgy Pudding Carolers, Quincy, MA, Vocalist, holiday season 1997 - 2010

New England Conservatory, Boston, MA, Continuing Education Opera Workshop 1999

Business Experience

Integrated Rhythm & Noise, Inc., Watertown, MA Director, School Partnership Program 1999-2005

Music Production

Produced and arranged all the original music listed above

Emmanuel College production of Sylvia
  • Compose and record incidental music
  • Arrange and record accompaniments for existing songs

Theatrical Music Directing Experience - Details

Emmanuel College
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Merrily We Roll Along

Solomon Schecter Day School
The Wizard of Oz

Watertown Children's Theatre
Wonder In Aliceland
Good News
Bye, Bye Birdie
The Wizard of Oz
Little Shop of Horrors
South Pacific
Once On This Island

Arlington Children's Theatre
Schoolhouse Rock
The Jungle Book
Willy Wonka
3 Little Pigs
Baby Bear and the Three Humans
Flat Stanley
Once Upon A Pickle Sandwich
Stories Gone Wrong
Once Upon A Mattress
The Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark

Shady Hill School
Peter Pan

Winchester Cooperative Theatre for Children
Royally Bad Babysitters

Semester Calendars:
Winter/Spring 2018
Fall 2018