Director of Prelude and Prima Choirs

Heidi McIlroy has been teaching Prelude (PreK-K) and Prima (1st and 2nd grade) with Bellevue Youth Choirs since 2013. She loves playing with everyone who enters her music space and strives to make learning music as fun as possible. Her favorite thing is teaching choristers the power of their voices and the magic of singing together. 

Heidi holds a degree in Music Education from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA and a Masters of Arts in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She studied the Kodály philosophy and uses it to help young musicians develop music literacy and aural skills through joyful musical experiences and play. She has taught 15 years in the Kent School District and will be opening the new Fife Elementary School in the Fife School District this coming fall. Heidi is thrilled her oldest daughter will be singing in Prima choir with her this year and can’t wait for her youngest to join Prelude in a few years. Heidi and her husband, Fred, love going to performances at the Seattle Opera and are always thrilled to see BYC choristers on stage. 

"Mrs. McIlroy is fantastic!! She has such a passion for teaching music to children!"