Mrs. Lucy Neary

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

My name is Lucy Neary and this is my eleventh year teaching Music and directing choir at Holy Cross. I graduated from Gonzaga University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Music education, as well as a certification in Elementary Education and a minor in Conducting. I received a Masters in Choral Conducting from Portland State University in 2014.

In Music class, students in all grade levels learn how to read music! They will identify note names and rhythmic patterns. Students will learn new aspects of Music Theory, like how to build major and minor scales, how to identify time signatures and key signatures, and how to compose their own music. We will also begin analyzing music using concepts from Music Theory. We will investigate Music History through projects on composers, musical genres, and musical eras. In addition to Theory and History, students will learn to sing properly with daily warm ups. I look forward to a great year of music making!

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Have a fun and safe summer!


Fall 2021

Thank you to the Holy Cross community for letting me be your music teacher for the last eleven years!  It has been a joy for me and I have loved every note!!


Mrs. Neary


Mrs. Michele Hetherington will be teaching Music to PK-8th graders at Holy Cross this Fall.  Here is a note from Mrs. Heatherington:

Hi! My name is Michele Hetherington.  I love teaching, especially music.  I have been teaching in elementary/middle school classrooms for 33 years. Part of my experience has been leading beginning band, choir, handbells and Orff ensembles. I am an Elementary Music Specialist with a B.Ed and Orff training. When I retired 3 yrs ago I moved to Portland from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and was excited to connect with Holy Cross. Some of you  have met me when I have been in the school volunteering or subbing.  I am looking forward to seeing you all in music class!