Matthew Ogonowski

Music Therapist

Location 15h@2xGreater New York City Area

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Work Experience
  • Music Therapist

    Delaire Nursing and Convalescent Center
    Oct. 2012 to Present (4 years)

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    Role & Tasks:

    • Interact with residents of nursing facility and ensure that they are entertained and active
    • Develop intrapersonal relationships with residents so as to better care for them and meet their needs
    • Conduct one on one sessions with residents who are bedbound
    • Lead activities and musical groups so as to best ensure enjoyment of all participants
    • Hold weekly meetings with other staff to discuss care, treatment, and living standards for residents
    • Answer questions from family members pertaining to care, living standards, and daily activities of residents

  • Music Director- St. John's Youth Music Ministry

    St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
    Mar. 2011 to Present (5 years and 7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    •Select music for Sunday Youth Mass each week in conjunction with priest presiding over mass
    •Compose/write weekly psalm, both chord progression and melody
    •Train new singers and musicians joining choir in the fundamentals of singing/performance in a worship setting •Teach choir membership any unknown pieces and weekly psalm

  • Private Guitar/Music Theory Instructor

    Loria Music
    Feb. 2011 to Present (5 years and 8 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    •Instruct beginning and intermediate level students in the fundamentals of guitar performance and composition
    •Provide the student with a working knowledge of music theory and its concepts
    •Personally craft each lesson based on the students strengths, weaknesses, and personal tastes
    •Work closely with students to address the problems personally faced while practicing and performing

  • Nonprofit Management
    The New SchoolNew York, NY, US
    Jan. 2016 to Present

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    Masters of Science Degree • GPA: 4.0

  • Music/German
    Drew UniversityMadison, NJ, US
    Sep. 2006 to May. 2010

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    Bachelor of Arts Degree • GPA: 3.06


Pizza Cooking

Fish Cookery

General knife handling

Gluten Free


Vegetable cookery

Meat Cookery

Wood Fire Cooking

Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs

Beer Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

Customer service

Experience in a High Volume Environment

Staff education / motivation

Food Preparation Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

Customer Service

Social Media

Staff Education / Motivation


Microsoft Office

German Intermediate
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