Sing like a bird
Soar like an eagle

Music teacher Darla O'Bryant

Instructor: Darla O'Bryant  

Ms. O'Bryant is the music teacher at Hillside Academy. She has a Master's Degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University.

Music at Hillside

Students go to music class once a week for 55 minutes.

Students learn a variety of terms, symbols, games, dances, and about instruments in music class. The Fine Arts department provides transportation each year for third graders to attend a play at a local high school and for fourth graders to see and hear the Garland Symphony Orchestra perform.

Fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to play a string instrument in addition to regular music class. Please refer to the Orchestra section of the website.

Hillside Singers

Decorative Image

This group is made up of 4th and 5th graders who show an interest in singing and performing. Fourth and fifth graders will meet each Friday during their regular specials time. 


Children's choir performance

Garland ISD fine arts

We are committed to the education of the whole child and as a component of that education believe that:

  • every student should have a basic knowledge, skills and appreciation of the fine arts.
  • a quality arts education program will enable students to develop self-esteem, self-discipline, self motivation, and cooperation necessary for success in life.

For more information about fine arts and music in our district, please visit the district Visual and Performing Arts page.