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Welcome to my online portfolio!

I hope this website helps you to learn more about me as a music educator and musician. I'd like to thank you in advance for your time and consideration. Welcome!

My name is Kyle Nester and I have recently acquired a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Alma College and am looking for my first, full-time school employment. While I have performance/leadership experience in almost every aspect of school music (orchestra, band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, choir, musicals, etc.), my expertise lies in stringed and brass instruments. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to interview for your open teaching position.

While I have not yet taught within a school system on a full-time basis, I do have music teaching experience. For the last three summers, I have been an instructor/counselor for a number of marching band camps. I have instructed and assisted in both the Midland Youth Symphony and the Gratiot/Isabella RESD String Program. Also, I have instructed a number of private violin students. As a part of my Alma College coursework, I have have observed, tutored, assisted, and taught in a number of mid-Michigan classrooms. Apart from my Alma College requirements, I have substitute taught in Ashley, St. Louis, and Chippewa Hills School Districts. Currently at Fremont Middle School, I am a long-term substitute teacher for a middle school band program.  In December of 2004, I finished my student teaching internship with Chippewa Hills' orchestra program.

I would appreciate being considered for the open position on your staff. I believe my strong work ethic, personal and professional integrity, and commitment to excellence will augment your current staff and local community. I look forward to corresponding with you in the near future. I encourage you to communicate with my references and please contact me with any questions you may have about my qualifications. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kyle Nester

MISSION STATEMENT: My mission is to inspire, motivate, and nurture excellence in my students, my colleagues, and myself.

You can contact me at:

Kyle Nester
917 W. Center St.
Ithaca, MI 48847

Home: (989) 875-3144
Mobile: (989) 560-9190