Learn how to be an excellent musician.

 

Have you always wanted to play the piano or sing or both but never had the opportunity when you were growing up?

 

Has a teacher in your past ever told you that you can't sing?  Here is an opportunity for you to show that person that they were wrong about you!  Anyone can learn to sing.

 

Are you looking for a patient, friendly, experienced music instructor? 

 

Gary Pace has been a music teacher of private organ, voice and piano students since 1990.  He started teaching private organ lessons when he was 14. 

 

Gary Pacholski's (name changed legally in Macomb County, Michigan, to Pace since 1985) musical training began on the accordion at age six.  At age 13 he started organ and piano training.  At age 17 he started voice training.  In that same year Gary was in his first musical "Annie, Get Your Gun," and he won best supporting actor for those performances for both excellent acting and singing.

 

Bachelor of Music in organ from Oberlin College, 1980.

Master of Music in sacred music from Oakland University, 1998.

Associate of Arts in Music from Macomb Community College, 1977.

Studies in organ performance at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1973.

Studies toward a master's in music in organ performance at New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, 1981.

St. Anne High School, Warren, MI, 1973

 

Organ studies with Fredrick D. DeHaven, William Porter, Yuko Hayashi.

Piano studies with Jack Nelson.

Voice studies with Russell Skitch and John Paul White.

Accordion studies with Al Peraino, Edio DeSantis, Americana Music Studios, Detroit.

Harpsichord studies with Lisa Goode Crawford.

 

Gary is currently minister of music at St. Owen Church, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and instructor of accordion, organ, piano, and voice at Jerry Luck Studios, Eastpointe, Michigan.

 

Gary has been in the Oberlin College Choir, Rackham Symphony Choir, May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a few Collegium Musicum ensembles as a first tenor and counter-tenor.  Since 1990 Gary has been a cantor and an instructor of cantors for several Catholic churches in the Metro Detroit area.

 

Gary has also made recordings with the Oberlin College Choir, voice, and the Lutnia Choir of Detroit, accordion.

 

2009 Winner of Battle of the Bands as keyboardist and backup singer.

 

Member American Guild of Organists, National Pastoral Musicians, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Michigan Music Teachers Association (MMTA), and Choristers Guild.