An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC


Music is integral to a Potomac education – for its connection to the spirit, for its intellectual challenge, and for sheer enjoyment.

O ur students' musical journey begins in Lower School, where they develop an understanding of rhythm, melody, dance, and song. Over time, they learn to make music with the recorder, handbells, and strings. Throughout students' time at Potomac, there are plenty of opportunities to sing and perform, including jazz and symphonic band, chorus, a cappella choral groups, and chamber music. Our renowned Madrigal Singers perform in U.S. venues and abroad. But the department's biggest joy is performing together at Potomac in small groups and large, for each other, for our friends, and for our parents and teachers.

Music Videos

Learn more about our music program. Watch our videos about the following programs.


Tara Clayburn
LS Music Teacher

Russell Nadel
MS Music Teacher

Henry Heidtmann
Associate Band Director

Nick Hanson
Handbells Teacher

Diane Pelak

Jerry Rich
Chorus Teacher

Adela Wynn
Strings Teacher

Mike DiCuirci
Director of Bands