Our Music Staff
Charles “Chuck” Lauterbach founded The Music Staff in 1985 to provide band programs for a number of grade schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He received his B.S. in Music Education in 1967 from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and M.Ed. from Xavier University in 1970. While teaching band, chorus and general music for the Mt. Healthy City Schools Lauterbach composed and arranged competition music for the award winning Roger Bacon High School Band. In 1977 he accepted the position as band director at Badin High School in Hamilton growing the program for six years. Since then he has continued with developing Catholic grade school bands throughout southwest Ohio. His published works include Musitraks, a general music curriculum for grade K-12 and A young Person’s Guide to the Recorder. Chuck lives in Cincinnati with his wife Jean and two rescue cats Kate and Leo. Contact Chuck via email here.
Beth Breda began her musical career in the summer after 4th grade, taking flute lessons from Mr. Charles Lauterbach! Soon after, she began to take Suzuki piano lessons and subsequently expanded her repertoire of instruments to include all of the band instruments, plus stringed instruments, such as the Violin, Viola and Cello. Beth began playing at area churches as a freshman in high school, and continues to play for liturgies and weddings. Beth has taught general music classes at Sts. Peter and Paul Academy and currently teaches at Royalmont Academy. Beth joined the Music Staff in the Fall of 2014. She also gives private music lessons. Beth is truly grateful to help students to develop and hone their musical talents and encourages them to give back to their family, school, and faith communities by sharing their musical talents. Email Beth here.
Pat Powers has a Bachelor's degree in music education from Northern Kentucky University. He currently teaches general music at St. Andrew-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, in Milford, where he has taught for 22 years. Pat enjoys playing trumpet for special occasions, and plays in the Santa's Goodie Bag Band which raises money for Shriner's Hospital and various other charities for children. Pat and his wife, Wendy, and their three daughters, reside in Mt. Washington. Pat can be reached via email here.
Nick Lorenz is currently the general music teacher at St. Martin of Tours in Cheviot and St. Vivian in Finneytown. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in music education. While a student at Lakota West High School, he had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of marching in the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. As a student at the University of Toledo, he was a member of the wind ensemble, jazz band, orchestra, marching band, basketball pep band, tuba - euphonium ensemble, and brass quintet. When he's not teaching or practicing, Nick enjoys reading, hiking, and eating Cincinnati chili. Nick can be reached via email here.
Debbie Eaton handles many of the administrative duties at the Music Staff. A lifelong lover of music, Debbie plays the piano and can often be found at Music Hall listening to the CSO. As a proud mom of two musical kids, she has a soft spot for French Horn and Oboe and is an enthusiastic supporter of her UC Marching Bearcat. When she's not travelling, Debbie can be found studying French, taking photos, and gardening. Please email Debbie here if you need to change your contact information, need more details about concerts, or any other general Music Staff information.