Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

My name is Rochele Garman, and I am the General Music Teacher at A. Dorothy Hains.  I am very excitied about all of the activities we have  planned that will enhance your child's education.  Some of the activities are performing at PTO's, Chorus for 4th & 5th Graders, All-County Chorus and learning to play the recorder for 5th Graders. 4th & 5th graders can also learn how to play the violin, viola, or cello during String's Class. 

One of the goals for General Music Class is to help students realize their full potential and raise their self-esteem through musical activities.  Music class grades are based on a student's participation and cooperation.  Each child will have the opportunity to succeed at their own level. (The music standards are listed below).

Your child will come to music once a week for 45 minutes.  During this time we ask that they show respect and participate in an appropriate manner.   Below are my expectations and consequences. Student who disrupte instructional time will have their daily grade lowered because they are not participating in what was planned for the day.  Please remind your child of the importance of participating and acting appropriately while at school.



 M = Make good choices

 U = Use nice manners

 S = Sing, speak and play only when asked.

 I = Involve yourself in class activities

 C = Care for materials, instruments and other people



  1. Verbal warning

*2.  Move a couple steps away from the class activity

*3.  Sit in the reflelction chair

  4.  Points taken off daily grade and is given a writting assignment to complete during class.  The assignment becomes homework if not completed during class time.  It needs to be turned in to the music teacher the next day with a parent signature.

  5.  Parents contacted by note or phone.

  6.  Sent to office 

* For #2 and #3 the student may return to the class if they feel they are ready.  If they return and are not ready then it will continue to #4 etc.)


I can be contacted at the school at 706/796-4918 or at garmaro@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us 

I look forward to teaching your child


Rochelle Garman

Hains Elementary School

General Music Teacher