Music Department


Heather Larson is the music specialist at Garfield Elementary School, teaching K-4 General Music.  She is a veteran teacher of 20 years, serving the past 18 years for Brainerd Schools.  A graduate of Brainerd High School, Heather attended the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), where she earned a B.A. in Organ Performance, a B.M. in Music Education, and 6 years of marching with the University of Marching Band!   She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership & Technology from Southwest State University in Marshall, MN.

She is an active member of First Baptist Church in Baxter where she has served as a church musician for over 30 years!   Apart from teaching and performing, Heather also enjoys training and showing Arabian horses and spending time with her husband, Troy and their 3 children - Jonathan, Josh, & Gracia, on their farm in Pillager, MN.