Music

Welcome to the Music Department Home Page!

Mrs. Garcia comes from a tight-knit family in the Sacramento area. Being born deaf in one ear, it made it hard to interact with people and it made her shy, quiet and independent. Her choir teacher in high school changed her life by telling her that she could sing, even though she believed she was tone deaf. From that moment, her love for theatre and music grew, as did her self-confidence, and she ended up majoring in Theatre Arts at California Polytechnic: San Luis Obispo.

While directing her senior project, Songs for a New World, Mrs. Garcia dreamed of combining theatre with her Catholic faith. After graduation she joined PLACE Corps (Partners of Los Angeles Catholic Education) to do just that! She taught Choir, English, and Theatre for two years at a Catholic high school, while completing her master in Education and receiving her teaching credential in Secondary English. She was lucky enough to direct Beauty and the Beast her final year of PLACE.

In 2012, Mrs. Garcia was married to her husband in a gorgeous Cathedral wedding in Sacramento. In their spare time, they enjoy traveling to historic places, visiting Disneyland, and spending time with family and friends.

This is her fifth year at St. Anthony of Padua, previously she has directed Annie Jr.Getting to Know The Sound of Music and The Lion King Jr.  She has had an amazing time at St. Anthony and is looking forward to introducing students to more musical classics.  Mrs. Garcia feels excited and truly blessed to have the opportunity to teach students about the beautiful power of music and theatre!

“Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything.”  — Rev. Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Mrs. Garcia’s Email: jgarcia@stanthonygardena.org

Quick Links


2017 Christmas Show Information

SAP Christmas Flyers

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well!  Attached is some important information about our upcoming Christmas Show on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6pm in the Church.  Students are asked to wear Christmas red (formal) and show up at their classroom at 5:30pm.  There is more information in the letter, please read it thouroughly and let me know if you have any … [Read more...]

School Choir Auditions

Hello Everyone! I wanted to take a moment and tell you that during lunch and recess for the next two weeks we will be having auditions for our school choir (students will be given a schedule and will know when they are auditioning).  We have gotten a lot of interest and volunteers to audition, which we are excited about.  I will have students sing a verse and chorus of their … [Read more...]

Music Homework

Hello 8th Graders! Please review your music for Mass with the following links below!  Rehearse and sing them a few times and then write down what the song personally means to you (1-2 sentences each).  This is due on Tuesday, October 24th when I see you! Bonus: Send me a video or mp3 of you singing one of the songs (just one verse and chorus) and I will give you a treat … [Read more...]