St. Michael Catholic Church and School

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), playing piano, flute and the folk harp.   I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and creating music with your students!

Christmas Youth Choir Grades 3-8  

Sing at Christmas Eve Mass at 4:00pm

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 (Nov. 13 - Dec. 18) at St. Michael Catholic Church, Frankfort Pkwy

Online Registration link

Download and print registration form



Programs and Concerts 2019-2020

Grades 1-3 Christmas Program: December 12, 2019, 6:30pm St. Michael Catholic Church

Kindergarten Program: February 7, 2019, 9:00am, St. Michael Catholic Church

Grades 4-6 Spring Program: April 23, 2020, 6:30pm, Middle School West Auditorium


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.