• Recorder Flipgrid is now combined into one MVUSD Recorder Program Complete Study!  

    All lessons are clearly marked in the teaching order!

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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.

Welcome To Blended Learning!

Welcome to blending learning! Directly below, tune in for musical activities in Dr. Garvin's Podcast: Hello From Home! Full Downloads seem to work best. 

Specific RECORDER and MUSIC CONNECTIONS provide instructional videos, class activities, performances, musical stories, drum and dance, and more are available in the Flipgrid sections!  

Music Connections provides inclusive musical activities for all students with adaptable ranges for all. Students can choose the way they learn and combine their learning resources! 

Welcome, and Hello from Home!   


Hello From Home! - Podcasts

  • Below is the Flipgrid Sign-In for Dr. Garvin's Recorder classes. If needed, use MVUSD Email / Password or, ID / Password to enter. The instructional videos and materials are great! FROZEN only means no student videos are allowed. All instructional videos are available! Over 350 teachers/families are now using this helpful tool!  

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  • Below is the Flipgrid Sign-In for Dr. Garvin's Music Connection classes. If needed, use MVUSD Email / Password or, ID / Password to enter. The instructional videos and materials are great! FROZEN only means student videos are not allowed. Instructional videos are available! Over 80 teachers/families are now using this helpful tool!  

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Flipgrid Learning PDF Files

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

Drum Beats

Drum / Hand Worksheets

Soundscapes Original Music

Great Composers - NEW

Music Connections / General Classroom Music Lessons

PowerPoint Presentations