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Dr. Thomas Garvin

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Dr. Thomas Garvin

For the past 26 years, his instructional opportunities are based on positive self-efficacy within a mentorship and leadership environment ranging from High School, Middle School, and Elementary levels of music education integrating sequential learning and professional growth for all stakeholders. 

Specifically, in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, he developed curriculum and facilitated the opening of Lisa J. Mails Elementary School (Recorder, Band, Strings), Dorothy McElhinney Middle School (Band, Strings), and Murrieta Mesa High School (Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar, Choir, Musical Pit Orchestra).  At Murrieta Mesa High School, he was Department Chair and awarded Teacher of the Year.  His tenure also included instruction at Thompson Middle School (Band, Color Guard).  Currently, he is a Music Teacher on Special Assignment. For a welcome video hello, Click Here. 

Flipgrid Learning PDF Files, Classroom Ordered Teaching Sequence Listed In Next Sections.

Recorder Class Music Worksheets and mp3 Audio - Plank Road Publishing, Inc. (2002)

Recorder Class Advancing Music Work - Plank Road Publishing, Inc. (2002)

Music Connections / General Classroom Music Lessons

Drum Beats / mp3 Audio for Music Connections

Drum / Hand Worksheets for Recorder and Music Connections

Soundscapes Original Music / mp3 Audio

World of Music Instruments / mp3 Audio

Great Composers / mp3 Audio

PowerPoint Presentations