music notes

Music teacher: Lesdy Zapata 
Bachelor of Music, EC-12 certified
Orff-Schulwerk certified

What do we do? We sing. We move. We play.

Making music beautifully all the way through!

My name is Ms. Zapata, I am the music teacher here at Shorehaven Elementary School, and I am very excited to be your music teacher! I will teach musical concepts through singing, dancing, playing instruments, movement, and exploration. Students will learn how to read and perform music and connect music to other subjects and experiences.

This music class is a place where creativity, community, and diversity are embraced and encouraged. I will ensure that every student leaves music class knowing their voice matters and that they are an essential part of our ensemble.

"Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand."- Carl Orff 

Music programs

Students will have the opportunity to perform what they have learned from music class in special programs.

2nd grade winter concert students on stage


Concert dates:

November 16, 2023- Sing, Read, Run- PK-5th grade

April 18, 2024- Spring concert-  1st/2nd grade

May 16, 2024- EOY concert- 3rd/4th/Choir

Eagle Honor Choir

The Eagle Honor Choir is a group made out of fourth and fifth grade students. We practice on Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and perform at school and in the community throughout the year. Choir focuses on formal singing and Orff Ensemble pieces of music.

Joining a choir offers a multitude of benefits beyond the joy of making music. From stress relief and increased confidence to the cultivation of lifelong friendships and the ability to positively impact your community.

Singing in a choir not only adds the beauty of music to you and your child's life but also helps to build strong character traits and increased self esteem.

Concert dates:

December 7, 2023- AVID Winter Wonderland

January 11, 2024- Realizing the Dream

May 16, 2024- EOY concert

choir logo

Be a Garland ISD VIP 

With a special VIP pass, community members can get free general admission to many athletic and Fine Arts events at district facilities.

Visit the Garland ISD VIP pass page for more details.

Clear Bag Policy

To help ensure a safe and respectful environment for guests, Garland ISD has put into effect a Clear Bag Policy for all GISD middle and high school athletic events and fine arts performances.  

Learn more on our Clear Bag Policy page.