My name is Milton Catalina. After 41 years of teaching Band in La Porte, Texas, I retired in May, 2007, at which time my wife and I moved to College Station. As a trombone major, my Bachelor of Music Education Degree is from Sam Houston University with a Masters of Music from the University of Houston. During the 41 years in the La Porte ISD, thirteen were as head high school director, and twenty-eight in junior high and middle school. The last ten years were spent teaching beginners at a 6th grade campus where two teachers taught approximately 200 students daily in mostly homogeneous classes. My wish had always been to retire while still enjoying teaching. I was able to fulfill this wish last May and I look forward to continue enjoying teaching privately.
Mr. Catalina teaches grades 6-12
Hello, my name is Aaron Schaefer. I am a graduate of Henderson State University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Music Education. My collegiate career studies focused on professional-level performance in tuba and baritone until my final year at HSU when I witnessed how rewarding teaching children the universal language of music can be. A few of my experiences include: performing with the Little Rock Wind Symphony, providing regular lessons to local students, winning a solo concerto competition, and placing first in several intercollegiate bands. Since graduating I have entered into an apprenticeship with a local instrument repair shop and am building experience and knowledge within the world of music.