• This is my 14th year of teaching elementary music and my third in Parkway.   It is such a privilege to teach music here and I am looking forward to another great year.    

    At Green Trails we utilize the Orff-Schulwerk method which I am certified at Level 3.  Developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, it strives to build musicianship through singing, playing instruments, speech, and movement.  Student driven creativity is infused into daily music lessons so curricular goals are met in fun and ever changing ways and it has simply transformed my teaching. 

    In addition to music classes I lead a non-auditioned choir that meets before school one morning each week with performances throughout the year.  I will again be leading a music production "crew" that will be writing songs for various puposes at GT as well as for their own personal growth.  

    There are many wonderful instruments that we use to create with but my biggest goal is for each child to grow in confidence using the most beautiful and unique instrument ever made...their voice.  If you ever have questions about the music program at Green Trails please feel free to reach out to me anytime.  

    Here's to an incredible year of making music! 


     Mr. Nelson

    (314) 415-4270