• This is my 18th year of teaching elementary music and my sixth in Parkway.   It is such a privilege to teach music here and I am looking forward to another great year.    

    I'm excited about creating meaningful music activities this 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. 

    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