Mr. P holds a Master's Degree in Music with a concentration in trumpet. Mr. P has more than 30 years of professional music experience as a music educator and performer. As a performing musician, he has been a trumpet player in many different types of ensembles, including big bands, jazz ensembles, function bands and chamber orchestras. He began his teaching career as a music instructor creating individualized lesson plans that matched his students' age and ability, while also fostering music appreciation. Mr. P then went on to become a Band Director with wide-ranging responsibilities including leading the Marching Band during musical performances, retaining and supervising instructors, organizing performance opportunities, and performing administrative tasks such as grant development and fundraising. Since 2007, he has held the position of K-8 Music Teacher at St. Vincent de Paul Regional School. He joined Cape Trinity Catholic during the 2018- 2019 school year.
Mr. P's favorite part of being a music educator is teaching students to express themselves through music and seeing students' unique personalities shine through their musical expressions. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.