Instrumental Arts

Our son has found so much joy in learning the guitar. And our family loves that music is so woven into the MVC experience. Whether it's the band playing at a football game or the orchestra playing at a concert hall, we find music that stirs the soul at MVC.

- MVC Parent

The instrumental music program at Monte Vista Christian School is an integral part of our institution's commitment to giving our students a well-rounded education. The Mustang Band, Jazz Band, Strings, and Guitar components all revolve around the individual aspirations and development of the student. The core of the instrumental music program is embracing and understanding basic music concepts. Each student is given access and a membership in the acclaimed Noteflight Learn Online Community.

Music is a collaboration that benefits our community and the world. Our students learn to express themselves as individuals, while working as teammates in small ensemble projects, as well as in larger ensemble presentations. Instrumental Music at Monte Vista Christian School has well over 100 students involved in band, orchestra, and handbells under the direction of Tyler Reilly.

High School Instrumental Courses

EnsemblesBeginning Band [no prerequisite]
Beginning Strings [no prerequisite]
Mustang Band [audition and minimum GPA]
Monte Vista Orchestra [audition and minimum GPA]

Middle School Courses

Chapel Worship Band
Concert Band

Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals; praise him with resounding cymbals. Psalm 150:1-5

Middle School

Gayleen Myer

Gayleen Barnes Myer has inspired music students at MVC since 2007. She studied at Biola University, UCLA, and San Jose State University.

Mrs. Myer currently directs our 6th through 8th grade music students, teaching Choir, Concert Band and the Chapel Worship Team Bible class. She enjoys being a part of the Studio MVC team! At our high school, Mrs. Myer coaches students in the Research Pedagogy personalized learning class.