Music

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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

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Singin’ in the Rain Jr. Information


Call Backs for Singin’ in the Rain Jr.

Singin’ in the Rain Jr. Callback List  Congratulations on auditioning for Singin’ in the Rain Jr.!  You all did well, which makes my decisions super difficult!  I am looking forward to hearing some of you again at callbacks.  If you did not receive a callback, do not worry; you still have a chance to be cast as a major part.  If you did receive a callback, that means we want … [Read more...]

Instrumental Music Survey

Hello Everyone! We are having students and parents take a few short surveys to determine what our next steps should be with the instrumental music program.  Please fill out your survey below by clicking on the link! Current Jr. High Please fill out the survey on Instrumental Music.  This is HW due by next week (Jan. 17 and 18). Current Jr. High Parents If you … [Read more...]

Singin’ in the Rain Jr. Dance Workshop and Auditions

Welcome back everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous Christmas Break!  Now that we are back, it is time to start planning for our musical, Singin' in the Rain Jr.  Please read the information below: Singin' in the Rain Jr. Dance Workshop! Putting on your dancing shoes!  3rd-8th graders are invited to join us on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the first ever dance workshop … [Read more...]