Instrumental Music Teachers
At Our Lady of Victory Catholic School students may take band and string instrument lessons and gain experience performing with their instruments in a group. Below is a list of the Instrumental Music Program teachers. For information about the cost for lessons or the practice schedule, please, contact the specific teacher directly.
Mrs. Patrese Huff
Teacher, Kinderstrings and Junior Strings (K-3)
Mrs. Huff earned a BA in Music Education with an Elementary Music Certificate from Utah State University and has a PA Teaching Certificate in Music (K-12). She has completed advanced training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, including Violin Suzuki Teacher Training through Book 4. Mrs. Huff has taught privately for 20 years, and has been teaching at OLV since 2006. She performs locally with the Altoona Symphony. Mrs. Huff focuses her life on her family and her faith. She enjoys being outdoors with her husband and four grown children. She enjoys sharing her love through music with the children of OLV.
Mrs. Monica Kenney
Teacher, OLV Strings (grades 4-8)
Mrs. Kenney has been playing and performing the violin since the age of 5. In her elementary and high school years, she trained with Claudia Mruk of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and performed with the District Eight Orchestra at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. She studied University of Delaware on a scholarship for violin. In college she played with the Golden Strings Ensemble. Mrs. Kenney holds an Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has been teaching at OLV since 2010. She and her students participated in the Partners in Music Program through Penn State. She continues to train and perform locally with the Nittany Valley Symphony.
Mrs. Sandy Muller
Teacher, OLVCS Crusader Band (grades 3-8)
Mrs. Muller earned her BA in Music Education from the University of Illinois and has PA Teaching Certificate in Music (K-12). Before coming to OLVCS, she taught band at the Thomasboro Grade School in Thomasboro, IL. Since 2001, Mrs. Muller has also taught private lessons for variety of instruments.