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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.
Distance Learning Introduction
Welcome to distance learning! Directly below, tune in for stories, musical thoughts, and activities in Dr. Garvin's Podcast: Hello From Home! Full Downloads seem to work best.
Specific RECORDER and MUSIC CONNECTIONS instructional videos, class activities, and performances are available in the Hello From Home: Flipgrid section!
Music Connections provides inclusive musical activities for all students with adaptable ranges for all.
Welcome, and Hello from Home!