• Elementary Before School

    3rd-5th Grade Choir Sign-ups

    Dr. Garvin, Director


    Please click on your child's specific school link provided below. 

    If families wish to attend the first session (TBA), please check with your school's front office :) 


    Monte Vista Elementary Choir

    Fall Only (Monday) - Click Here (TBA)


    Cole Canyon Elementary Choir

    Fall Only (Friday) - Click Here (TBA)


    Rail Ranch Elementary Choir

    Spring Only (Monday)  - Click Here (TBA)


    Buchanan Elementary Choir

    Spring Only (Friday) - Click Here (TBA)



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Phone: Please use email for communication. See Site Office.


Degrees and Certifications:

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).  

Currently, he is an MVUSD District Music Teacher. He teaches the 4th-grade recorder program, elementary choir, and sequential Music Connections curriculum.  CLICK HERE to view a welcome video!  For a short video on how to access each Flipgrid, CLICK HERE!



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

    1. Click the Red "Join with Microsoft" button.

    2. Enter your MVUSD email and password.

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

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


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

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

Various Flipgrid Learning / PDF Files

Music Connections / Choir Songs and 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