Learn more about Groveton's Music Program

The philosophy of this music program is that every student can experience success in the music classroom. Standards and expectations are very high, however differences in ability, skill levels and aptitudes are accommodated.

Our program provides music instruction through the use of the voice, barred and unpitched percussion instruments, movement, improvisation, listening and music reading skills. Students are active participants in this "hands on" approach to music education. They learn music by creating and using it. Members of the Fifth and Sixth Grade Chorus enjoy a variety of performing experiences in the school as well as the community. The music program is a very active part of the school community! More about Music in FCPS.


Mrs. hart and Ms. Vanaskie

More About Mrs. Hart

Kate Hart holds a Bachelor of Music Vocal degree from the Catholic University of America.

During her studies in opera at the Manhattan School of Music in NYC, she discovered her love of teaching music to elementary school  aged children.  After she and her husband relocated to Washington, D.C., Ms. Hart worked on Arts Educational Outreach programs with the Washington Performing Arts Society before becoming a general music teacher in Fairfax County in 2002.

Ms. Hart has taught at Groveton ES for 13 years and enjoys the excitement and adventure of studying music with her students and uplifting the Groveton community spirit through the arts. Ms. Hart keeps busy outside of school with her three beautiful children Abby, Nick and Emma.


More About Mrs. Masters

My name is Katie Masters. I have been teaching elementary school music since 2008 and I have been at Groveton Elementary School since 2017.  I am certified in General Music K-12 as well as instrumental and chorale music K-12.  I am also a certified K-12 administrator with FCPS.  I believe that every child should have access to music education.  It is a space where we sing, play instruments, learn to read music, dance, create and work together to share in the universal language that is music. Some of my hobbies include: reading, traveling, running, playing with my son, and of course, going to as many concerts as possible!


General Links

Classics for Kids

Dangerous Decibels

New York Philharmonic Kid's Zone

Meet your Orchestra: Perfect Pitch Game

Phil Tulga Music Through the Curriculum


Project Resources

Classical Music Navigator

Classics for Kids

DSO Kids

Arts Alive