Music is an important part of every child’s life at GDS. We seek to create a foundation for a lifelong love of music and to foster active audiences, accomplished performers, and musically literate students.

Lower and Middle School

In classes, assemblies, and informal get-togethers, children experience the joy and beauty of musical expression. Students experience the different elements of music through movement, singing, and playing instruments, gaining the foundation necessary for an intellectual understanding of music. The music faculty uses several instructional techniques including Orff and Kodaly. Age-appropriate technology, including Sibelius and PowerPoint, are incorporated throughout the various curricula.

High School

The music program at the High School provides opportunities for novice musicians to the accomplished. From beginning chorale to AP music theory, from jazz ensemble to musical theater, the music curriculum and the extra-curricular music programs offer students a wide range of vocal and instrumental training. Follow the links below to read about the HS Vocal and Instrumental groups.

LMS Music Faculty

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Heather Philips

    Heather Philips 

    Lower/Middle School Music Teacher
  • Photo of John Barnes

    John Barnes 

    Lower/Middle School Music Teacher, Sixth Grade Advisor
  • Photo of Keith Hudspeth

    Keith Hudspeth 

    Lower/Middle School Music Teacher; Lower/Middle School Arts Department Chair
  • Photo of Sasha Soper

    Sasha Soper 

    Lower/Middle School Instrumental Teacher
  • Photo of Tricia Melka

    Tricia Melka 

    Lower/Middle School Music Teacher

HS Music Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Laura Rosberg

    Laura Rosberg 

    High School Performing Arts Department Chair
  • Photo of Brad Linde

    Brad Linde 

    Jazz and Creative Instrumental Music Teacher
  • Photo of Jason Strunk

    Jason Strunk 

    High School Vocal Studies Teacher


4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.