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John Vining

Preschool & K-8th Music

Mr. Vining has been teaching at St. Vincent School for over 20 years. Mr. Vining was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Grand Valley State University and graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University. At Cleveland State University, he studied European languages. He received his Master’s degree in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. As a trained opera singer, Mr. Vining spent 10 years singing in New York City, had guest artist appearances with Opera Memphis, Chicago Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and appeared on CBS television and on the BBC. With his wife, he has produced three recordings on the Pearlspring label. In his spare time, Mr. Vining spent 15 years as a national Ski Patrol member, is a licensed pilot, and has built his own experimental airplane.