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Harrison B.

Education

New York University Tisch School of the Arts,
B.F.A. Drama
Minor in music

Childcare Experience

Babysitter/Parent's Helper
Brookline, MA, 09/08 - 05/15
Boys and Girls ages 5-12

Piano Teacher
New York; Boston, NY; MA, 09/08 - 09/08
Children and Adults, all ages

Sunday School Teacher
Brooklyn, NY, 09/10 - 05/14
Boys and Girls, Pre-K through High School

Drama Teacher
New York, NY, 09/10 - 09/11
Boys and Girls, ages 6-14

Musical Director for School Musical
New York, NY, 03/15 - 05/15
Boys and Girls, ages 13-17

Teacher for Group Piano Lessons
Queens, NY, 09/14 - 04/15
Boys and Girls, ages 5-12

Professional Experience

Theatre Educator
New York, NY, 09/16 - 05/17

Music Assistant at 92nd st Y and Merkin Hall
New York, NY, 11/12 - Present

Music Assistant
New York, NY, 03/14 - 04/15

Music Director/Conductor - Allenberry Playhouse
Boiling Springs, PA, 05/15 - 08/15

Editor/Writing Coach
New York, NY, 08/11 - Present

Director - Coolidge Corner Kid's Variety Show
Brookline, MA, 05/09 - 08/09

Personal Assistant to Arts Philanthropist
Brooklyn, NY, 10/11 - 04/14

About me

I love taking care of kids! Having the opportunity to see things the way they do -- with new eyes and an excited and adventurous spirit -- is so fun, and so enriching. My childcare philosophy is based on the fact that kids do best when they are given good boundaries; so if we're crossing the street and they know to stick by me, or if they know that now is the time to get that paper done so that later we can go do something fun, then they can have fun because they know that they're safe. At the same time, I think it's so important to get to know each child; to find out who they are and what they care about. I love encouraging a child's interests and passions -- doing projects or finding great books at the library together to help them learn more!

I've been a babysitter, parent's helper, and music/drama teacher for pre-k to high school aged students! I've designed curricula for drama classes, and created children's theatre in Boston and in New York!

I grew up in Boston, but I came to New York to get a BFA in drama and music from New York University's Tisch school of the arts.

I'm a composer, actor, and conductor. I just finished assisting on my first Broadway show -- "The Visit" by Kander and Ebb. My big projects right now are a musical I'm composing called "Oh, Sally!" and a big project doing piano arrangements for the score of a fairy tale musical called "Disgraced."


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers

I will be SmartSitting while...

Composing, acting, or assisting other conductors on concerts and musicals! I also love going to the MET museum, getting a gigantic breakfast at a diner, or reading a good book. I love cooking and taking care of people, listening to jazz and classical music, or watching old movies.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Enjoying the long run of the musical I'm working on!

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children...

I love playing pretend! Being explorers in the park, or being pirates with broomstick cutlasses, or making a time machine out of a refrigerator box -- this is what I love to do with kids! I also love to share music with children -- singing, playing the piano, or making our own instruments.


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