Thank you for visiting! I hope you will enjoy my musical creations and find my resources helpful. Please visit my store if you’d like to purchase any of my original items. If you are looking for a musician for a funeral, wedding, or wedding reception, please go to Church Music, under Music Selections. Thank you!
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If you need an organist/pianist for a wedding, wedding reception, cocktail hour, or funeral, please contact me. I have over 20 years experience playing for weddings, funerals, and receptions.
If you need a cantor or would like other instrumentalists (flutes, violins, and/or trumpets,) I can make those arrangements as well.
Getting married at our church? Please use the Contact Form to reach me, and I will be happy to give you the username and password to access our wedding planning site!
St. Catherine Of Siena Music Ministry
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Prices as follows:Play organ/piano for wedding or funeral(music is already planned and available): $125
Play organ/piano and plan wedding or funeral music: $150Cantor and other musicians: $125/each
Play for reception (piano available at site): $125/hourPlay for reception (no piano at site, bring my own equipment):$150-1st hour/$125 additional hour
St. Catherine’s Cantor’s Resources
St. Catherine’s Wedding Planning Site
I am a Scranton native and have been an elementary music teacher in the Scranton School District since 2002. While I currently teach music to students from Pre-K to 5th grade, I have also directed and created programming material for the TV studio at George Bancroft and produced the first and only podcasts in the district for Bancroft Elementary School and John Adams Elementary School. I have published articles about my work in the Scranton School District newsletter, which is distributed quarterly by the Scranton Times.
I started at St. Catherine of Siena as an organist for the weekend masses in 1991. Since that time, I became the accompanist for the Youth Choir, the Adult Choir, choir director, and as of July 2009, director of music. I have debuted many original musical works at my church, including settings for "Ave Maria," "Immaculate Mary," and "For the Beauty of the Earth," several instrumental pieces performed during the Christmas and Easter seasons, and my mass setting, "Missa Benedicta," named in memory of Sr. Benedicta Berendes IHM, my music history teacher and undergrad advisor at Marywood.
I graduated from Marywood University in 1999 with a BM in Music Education and was awarded The Sister M. Clare Kelley Medal for Excellence in Music. In 2007, I received my MA, also in Music Education from Marywood. In addition, I have studied music technology during summer classes at Villanova University and online through the University of Colorado and have completed my TI:ME (Technology Institute for Music Educators) certification. My TI:ME instructors have included Dr. Tom Rudolph, Dr. Floyd Richmond, Dr. John Kuzmich, Ken Peters, and Mike Fein. I have taught various music and technology classes at Marywood University's Vivace Music Institute (formerly known as the Summer Music Camp) from 1995 until 2011, when the program was discontinued, and I have been teaching online music technology classes for music educators since the summer of 2010. In 2014, I started teaching as an adjunct professor with Seattle Pacific University.
I have performed in the pit orchestra of Marywood's major theatre productions: "Pippin," "A Chorus Line," "Guys & Dolls," and "The Will Rogers Follies;" and in the senior workshop production of "The Fantastics." I have also worked behind the scenes, assisting with props, lighting, and sound, for several music department productions, and I was the music director for Marywood's Children's Theatre Production of "Sleeping Beauty" in 2013. Several of my original pieces have been performed by the Marywood Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and at the Vivace Music Institute. I have also performed in several musicals and cabarets with the former "Diva Theater" and continue to work as an independent musician for weddings, receptions, and funerals. I taught private music lessons from 1997 until 2014, when I closed the studio to persue other interests.
I play the piano, organ, violin, and percussion, and have studied privately with Bob Manento, Sr. Immaculate Severino IHM, Steve Mathiesen, Mark Laubach, Sophie Till, and Patrick J. Marcinko Ⅲ.
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There are currently no plans to offer classes during the summer of 2016.
If you are interested in becoming TI:ME Certified, or just want to become more proficient with music technology, I am a TI:ME certified instructor and can offer credit and non-credit instruction via web-based classes using Go-To-Meeting, as long as you have the needed equipment and/or software package (if any) on your side. Instruction can be structured for Mac or PC. The curriculum can be structured to fill your specific needs or the needs of a particular group. If you have fellow teachers who are interested in taking a class together, this can easily be arranged. We can also offer classes for graduate credit through Seattle Pacific University during the summer month.
Classes are co-taught with Dr. John Kuzmich, a TI:ME Instructor from Colorado
(another benefit of taking on-line classes.)
Pricing for non-credit instruction is based on a 5-day class, with 6-8 hours of class time each day: $200/student/day
I am currently looking into providing Act 48 hours for PA educators.
For Act 48 hours, there may be additional fees, if such fees are required by PDE.
There will also be work that needs to be completed after class, as per Department of Ed requirements.
TI:ME Classes OfferedTI:ME 1A - Basic Skills in MusicTechnology: Notation, Music Production, and Electronic Musical Instruments
TI:ME 1B - Computer Assisted Instruction, Multimedia, and Web Page Development
TI:ME 2A - Notation Software OR Advanced Sequencing OR Digital Media
TI:ME 2B - Multimedia Authoring OR Interactive Web Programming OR Digital Audio
TI:ME 2C - Curriculum Integration
TI:ME Classes also have a small (discounted) additional fee to become a member of TI:ME, if you are not currently a member.
For current and upcoming class offerings, please check our blogs in the Social Media section.