12th Octave - Ministries
Sharon Bratton
 
I began to play the piano at age 4, playing my first church solo at age 6 – from my book of "scared" music, as I called it (the book’s title was actually "Sacred Music"). Losing my father to cancer at age 8, I found that one way to deal with the grief was through my music – I wrote songs and played the piano to express my feelings. I continued to study music through my teenage years with Professor Carmen Rummo at Duquesne University. At age 17, I became the church accompanist and choir director for Miller United Methodist Church in North Huntingdon, Pa. I thought briefly about majoring in music in college. The term "starving artist" frightened me, so I chose to be an engineer instead. Throughout my engineering career,  God has allowed me to continue to play music in church – both solo and as part of praise and worship bands and most recently, playing the piano/keyboard at Murrysville Alliance Church and keyboards in the Christian rock band Breakaway. Since 2003, I have recorded 6 CD’s. My favorite musical creations are the combinations of classical favorites with Christian favorites, (hymns and contemporary songs). 
 
God has allowed me to continue to use my gifts and minister to others through music.  I love all aspects of music - writing, listening, performing.  I am encouraged as my own children learn to play instruments as well.  
 
God has given us music so that we might pray without words.
 
You can sample the  ministry by playing the samples on the "available CD's" page.
 
Sharon Bratton
4500 Sardis Rd
Murrysville, PA 15668
(724) 327-2684
 
 
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