Robin Sellati

I have a passion for teaching and helping people including teaching young people, providing hospice/elder care support, and raising  money for non-profit organizations and individuals. Having achieved success teaching voice and music, I want to extend my  professional experience in new ways. I am a self-motivated, enthusiastic person who strives for excellence in all that I do. I believe  that through teamwork and collaboration with others, we can achieve optimal results. I am organized and disciplined in planning  and executing my work, with a high attention to detail. I want to be part of an organization where I can put my people skills,  creativity, can-do attitude, and commitment to excellence to immediate use, while also having the opportunity to learn and grow  professionally.  

The Hearth at Gardenside – Activities Coordinator – (2020 – Present) 

Provide an active and home-like atmosphere while planning, organizing, and implementing activities for Keepsake  Village (KSV) memory care residents in accordance with Hearth Management’s LIVE MORE philosophy.

Required skills and activities –  

  • Plan, schedule, direct, and conduct a variety of activities for KSV residents.  
  • Create and maintain the KSV monthly calendar of events, daily activity sheets, and monthly newsletter  o Engage with residents as a lively, outgoing, and supportive caregiver recognizing each resident’s individual needs  o As a “Resident Ambassador,” be a liaison between management and families to promote better communication  o Mentor and oversee volunteers visiting with residents  

Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut –Voice Teacher (1988 – 2021)  

Teach private one-on-one weekly voice lessons to 18-23 high school age students attending the private boarding school

Required skills and activities –  

  • Research repertoire, prepare and conduct lessons  
  • Prepare and submit end of term student reports, meet with parents for conferences as requested  o Direct special student musical productions and recitals  
  • Collaborate with faculty in the Performing Arts department  

Sellati Voice Studio, Cheshire Connecticut – Owner, Voice Teacher (1985 – Present)  Own and operate a voice studio teaching private one-on-one weekly voice lessons to over 20 students

Required skills and activities –  

  • Organizing, scheduling, contracting, billing, and managing weekly and by-weekly lesson time slots  o Plan, manage, prepare, and coordinate all activities for the Studio’s annual student recital showcase complete with  choreography, props, dialogue, and stage direction.  
  • Planning and organizing studio benefit concerts in collaboration with various local groups, individuals, and non profit organizations.  

Choate Rosemary Hall (Summer Programs), Wallingford, Connecticut  

Theater Arts Institute – Musical Theater Program Director (2014 – Present)  

  • Teach the elements of musical theater in a group setting to junior high and high school aged students 

Young Artists Summer Program – Music Program Director (2008 – 2021)  

  • Teach the basic principles of music in a group setting to elementary school aged children 

Volunteer Work  

  • Hospice Volunteer – Masonicare Corporation, Wallingford, Connecticut – December 2016 – Present 
  • Hospice Volunteer – Constellation Health Services, Orange, Connecticut – October, 2012 – November, 2016 
  • Co-leader for mission work in Malawi, Africa – First Congregational Church (UCC), Cheshire, CT –2005-2012 
  • Co-coordinator – New Haven re-settlement of Cambodian Refugees – 1982-1984 

Awards and Special Recognition  

  • Cheshire High School Alumni Hall of Fame (2015) – Outstanding Community Service Award  
  • New Haven Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (2012) – Outstanding Community Service Award  

Education and Certifications  

  • Cheshire High School, Cheshire, Connecticut – 1976  
  • Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Connecticut – Bachelor of Arts, 1982 – Major: Humanities
  • Hospice Volunteer Certification – 2012 – Present  
  • Cheshire Public Schools – Substitute Teacher Certification – 2015 – 2017