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

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It’s Showtime!

Hi Everyone! We have reached my favorite week of the year, our Musical Theatre Week:) Below you will see a reminder letter followed by the costumes list just in case you might need it.  Remember 2nd-5th should wear costumes for their dress rehearsal and for their performance. God Bless and see you at the theatre! Mrs. … [Read more...]

Music and Theatre Homework (All Grades)!

Hi Everyone! This announcement is to let you know that all grades have a very important homework assignment for the next three weeks!  You are in charge of memorizing your lines and music!  All music and lines are expected to be memorized by April 10, 2017.  This is so that when we get back from Spring Break, we can move toward stage movement and choreography. Please make … [Read more...]