St. Michael Catholic Church and School

Music: Ms. Padden

Music: Ms. Padden


Ms. Joanna Padden


Greetings families,
I am incredibly blessed to be here at St. Michael Catholic School as your music teacher.  I have been teaching at StMCS since 2003 and prior to that, I taught music and art at St. Joachim's Catholic school in Philadelphia through AmeriCorps/Catholic Volunteer Network.  I graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a degree in music and education and received my Master of Education from St. Mary's University.  I continue my professional growth though graduate courses at St. Thomas University and received training and certificates in Orff, Kodaly, and World Music Drumming.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, crafting with my sister, spending time with my family (especially my niece and nephews) and playing the folk harp.   I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and creating music with your students!

Programs and Concerts 2018-2019

ML Choir and Advanced Band: May 21

6:30pm Historic Church


Middle Level Choir practice tracks:

Phantom of the Opera Medley (Part 1 - higher)

Phantom of the Opera Medley (Part 2 - lower)

Phantom of the Opera Medley (both parts)

Phantom of the Opera (piano only)

Firefly (Part 1)

Firefly (Part 2)

Firefly (both parts)

Firefly (piano only)



Grades 3 and 4:

Treble Clef Game   (timed)

Beginner Treble clef game (Click treble clef and beginner level) 

Word Spell Treble Clef     

Staff Wars (download)                

Grade 2:           


Middle Level Choir Information

Group Guitar Lessons (grades 5-8) general information



Conferences and Volunteer Opportunities

Please click on the button below to sign up for parent/teacher conferences, as well as classroom volunteer opportunities.