• Elementary Before School

    3rd-5th Grade Spring 2022

    Choir Sign-ups

    Dr. Garvin, Director


    Please click on your specific 6 week choir link provided below:


    Rail Ranch

    Spring Only (Monday's)Click Here! to sign up.

    Class session is Monday's January 24 - February 28.

    7:45am - 8:25am.



    Spring Only (Monday's) - Click Here! to sign up.

    Class session is Monday's March 7 - April 25.

    7:45am - 8:25am.


    Alta Murrieta

    Spring Only (Wednesday's) - Click Here! to sign up.

    Class session is Wednesday's January 19 - March 2.

    7:45am - 8:25am. 


    Antelope Hills

    Spring Only (Wednesday's) - Click Here! to sign up.

    Class session is Wednesday's March 9 - April 27. 

    7:45am - 8:25am.


    Murrieta Elementry

    Spring Only (Thursday's) - Click Here! to sign up.

    Class session is Thursday's January 20 - February 24. 

    7:45am - 8:25am. 



    Spring Only (Friday's) - Click Here! to sign up.

    Class session is Friday's January 21 - February 25. 

    7:45am - 8:20am.



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Phone: 951-304-1601 ext. 1953


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts, Music 1995 Master of Science, Education 2009 Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership 2014

Dr. Thomas Garvin

For the past 27 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) and interim Band Director at Warm Springs Middle School. While there, he was awarded staff member of the month. 

Currently, he is an MVUSD District Music Teacher on Special Assignment. His instruction includes 4th-grade recorder programs, 3rd-5th grade elementary choirs, and coordination of the sequential 6th-grade - Adult Transition SDC Music Connections district-wide program.  




  • To enter the Recorder or Music Connection / Choir Flipgrids directly below, please do the following:

    1. Click the "Join with Microsoft" button.

    2. Enter your MVUSD email and password.

    3. (Microsoft Canvas # and password should also work) - "Join with Google" is not available.

    4. For Recorders, enter the join code garvin7430 if needed.

    5. For Music Connections / Choir, enter the join code garvin5121 if needed. 

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