• Welcome to Music at Heber Valley Elementary.

  • A Favorite Childrens Book: Yankee Doodle by Steven Kellogg

    Yankee Doodle

    We are excited to announce that we are opening beginning band and orchestra for all fourth and fifth graders as an after-school program at Rocky Mountain Middle School. 
    Running Dates:  Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-4:30 pm, January 6th, 2022-May 17th, 2022

    Where: Rocky Mountain Middle School: Bussing is provided after school from your elementary school to RMMS.

    Instruments: Band (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone)

                          Orchestra (violin, viola, cello, bass)

    We will be having an instrument exploration experience on January 6th at 3:45-4:30 pm and a parent rental session at 6-8 pm that night. 

    Average Instrument Rent To Own Cost: $20-30 Per month (average buy out price $900).

    If there are financial difficulties, please talk to the Principal.
    QUESTIONS: email heather.thaxton@wasatch.edu or call 435-709-8021
    Please fill out this form to show your interest. Interest sign up form
    Another great resource for choosing an instrument Be Part of the Orchestra     or Be Part of the Band
    Please send me an email if you have any questions.
    Estamos muy contentos de anunciar que abriremos un grupo de banda y orquesta para principiantes. Será un programa despues de la escuela dirigido a estudiantes de cuarto y quinto grado, y será en la Escuela Rocky Mountain Middle School.
    Fechas: Martes y Jueves de 3:45 a 4:30 pm. Empezando el 6 de Enero, 2022 y hasta el 17 de Mayo, 2022.
    Lugar: Rocky Mountain Middle School: Habrá trasporte despues de clases, de su escuela primaria a la escuela Rocky Mountain.

    En Banda: flauta, clarinete, saxofón, trompeta, trompa, trombón, barítono
    En Orquesta: Violín, viola, violoncelo, contrabajo
    Tendremos un taller de exploracion de instrumentos musicales el dia 6 de Enero de las 3:45 a las 4:30  (para que los estudiantes prueben los instrumentos y desidan cual les gustaria tocar), y una reunion para padres el mismo dia de las 6:00 pm a las 8:00 pm para hablar sobre la renta del instrumento.
    El promedio de renta a pagar por el instrumento es de $20 - 30 dolares por mes. Si desean comprarlo el costo promedio puede ser de $900 dolares. (Depende del instrumento). Si hay alguna situacion financiera, por favor hable con la administración de su escuela.

    Interesados, favor de llenar la siguiente forma: form

    Aqui tiene un video de promocion: Video




  • My name is Mrs. Heather Thaxton and I have been teaching and performing music for over 35 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 HV Jazz Ensemeble; Artistic Director for Heber Valley Music and conductor of Heber Valley Choir and Orchestra; teaching Elementary Music and Choir in WCSD and HVE. I come from a musical family- Mom plays piano and trumpet, and 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.

    B.S. Music Education

    KODÀLY Certification levels I, II, III

    World Music Drumming: Kids, Choir and Drums

Mrs. Thaxton
  • 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.