Welcome to Music at Heber Valley Elementary.
My name is Mrs. Heather Thaxton and I have been teaching and performing music for over 30 years. Some of the musical things I previously/currently am involved in are: Directing Middle School band and orchestra; teaching private lessons on saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, and voice; Heber Valley Piano Festival; Church Choir Director;Timpanogos Valley Theatre; Playing in Jazz Big Band; Artistic Director and conductor of the Heber Valley Choir and Orchestra, and teaching Elementary Music and choir in WCSD and HVE. I come from a musical family-my Mom plays piano and trumpet, and my Dad was my first band teacher, teaching music for over 30 years.
I love participating in a variety of musical groups and attending concerts, opera, and musicals. I also really enjoy spending time outside with my family (two tall sons and a super husband) hiking, mountain biking, camping, kayaking, and reading or watching movies.
I am so fortunate to teach children! and teaching them music is joyful. We learn to sing in tune while playing singing games; play the beat and rhythm on instruments; listen, dance and move to Classical music; folk dance; learn to read and notate music; learn about composers; to be kind and respectful; and integrate language arts, social studies, math and science.
B.S. Music Education
KODÀLY Certification levels I, II, III,
USOE Elementary Songbook Sing along with these great songs.
Beverley Taylor Sorsensen Arts Learning Program For more information on the program which helps fund my music position.