I grew up in a musical family on Long Island New York. At the age of 9 I started playing the flute. I studied under the instruction of Emil Pagano, principal flutist with the New York Metropolitan Opera Company.
I received my Bachelor of Music degree in instrumental music cum laude from Missouri Valley College in Marshall Mo. While in Missouri I performed with the Marshall Philharmonic, and was able to attend and play workshops given by the Kansas City Philharmonic.
Since moving to the Venice area I married and raised a beautiful daughter. I have been a soloist for the Cecilian Music Society and have performed with the Suncoast Chorale, The Prevailing Winds ensemble, and have been a substitute flutist for the Venice Symphony.
I am currently serving in the music ministry at the Cathedral. I play at the weekend Masses and Diocesan events.As music teacher at Epiphany Cathedral School I strive to be the best I can be. Just like your child's classroom teacher I have a few rules in the music classroom that I expect to be followed. They are: Follow all directions the first time. Raise your hand to talk. Use your best singing voice. Unfortunately, rules are not always followed so I have established a list of possible consequence in my room.
2 Time out (in the room)
3. Time out (beside the door)
4. Recess detention.
5. A visit with the principal
6. A call to mom and dad.
I hope this gives you just a little glimpse into your child's music classroom. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call. I thank you for the opportunity to do music with your child. It is a gift to watch them develop in this area. I hope they are sharing their love for music with you at home!
Psalm 118:1-2 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.