Mrs. Michele Hetherington

      "O come, let us sing unto the LORD:     

let us make a joyful noise."      

                                                                                                                                                                                         Psalms 95:1

Hetherington, Michele

Mrs. Michele Hetherington, Music

Contact Mrs. Hetherington

Hi! My name is Michele Hetherington.  I love teaching, especially music.  I am so excited to be teaching the students of Holy Cross. I have been teaching in elementary/middle school classrooms for 35 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 I moved to Portland from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and was excited to connect with Holy Cross.

2022/2023 has been a lot of fun so far.  What will the last few weeks of school bring us?

Singing, dancing, playing instruments and exploring our creativity is top of the charts for 2022.  Every child is a musician and we are going to be working on our musical skills!

Parents, please know that I love having visitors come to the music room.  It gives us an opportunity to share our music.

Newest Treat

Happy (belated) Mothers Day

For Pre-K, K and Gr. 1 Mom's - A little treat! 

Alas the file is to large to share here. 

If you send me an email to I will be able to share my google file with you!


Kindergarten went on a musical trip .....

Down By the Bay

Eighth Grade is listening to ....

Eine Kline Nacht Musik

And ....

She's Like a Swallow

Mass Music

The new Hymn Book is in the pews and there are some wonderful new pieces!

We are learning a new hymn for communion. "The Body of Christ" is beautiful and students have been working hard to learn it. Here is a link so you can listen and follow along.

You can watch the Advent concerts again!!

The Nutcracker

We have been listening to and watching the Nutcracker. Here is a link to the Ballet that we have been watching!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Wow What Wonderful Kids!!!

We have been working on being "Excellent Musicians." This means a lot of things in the music room.

To help us we use this -


M = Make good choices

U = Use kind words

S = Show respect

I = Involve ourselves

C = Care for the room and instruments

The Grade One class has been doing a fantastic job! They set a goal. Every time I caught them making MUSIC (get it!!) they got a dojo point. If they earned 300 points by Oct 30th, they would get a sticker and letter home.

On Sept 29, they made their goal. Give a huge round of applause to our amazing Grade One's!

Back to School 22/23

The Classroom is ready and there are a few new things on their way!!  Stay tuned for pictures!

The 3rd 4th and 5th grade students will be working on their recorder skills this year and of course everyone will be singing and moving and creating.

I cannot wait to see you!

Summer 2022

Happy Summer Holidays.  Summer is a full of music. I hope you take time to learn some silly songs, listen to your favorite songs and, my personal favorite, singing around the campfire!

I have included a list of musical sites and musical 'adventures' you might like to visit this summer. Have fun!!

Summer Adventures

Have fun exploring.  If you find a neat music site don't forget to pass it on to Mrs. Hetherington.

Incredibox -

Some fun campfire songs

Just for fun!!  and

World instruments (Primary)