• Hello!  I am so excited to be part of the family here at North Bay Elementary.  My goal as the music teacher is to provide students with a well-rounded education in the musical arts using fun and engaging activities. We'll learn about music theory, musical genres, famous composers, musical instruments, vocal technique, performance practices, concert etiquette, and more. 

    Check out the websites listed below for fun and interactive music activities:

    Composer Studies
    Read about George Gershwin in his biography (Click here).
    Complete the word search about Gershwin (Click here).
    Word list: Composer, Fascinating Rhythm, George Gershwin, I Got Rhythm, Music, New York, Piano, Rhapsody in Blue, Song Plugger

    Piano Lessons/Tips for Beginners
    Check out the links on this website for resources regarding piano lessons and tips for beginning piano players.
    (Click here)

    Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (click here to go to the website)
    Students will go on safari to round up and learn about the instruments and instrument families of the orchestra.

    Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra D

    Soap and Water
    Learn this new song with your family. It's a fun song with a great message for our times. 
    "Soap and Water" song (Click here to listen)
    "Soap and Water" song (Click here for a PDF of the sheet music and lyrics)
    (Words and Music by Teresa Jennings; ©2010 Plankroad Publishing Inc.)
    Shared with permission from the composer and publisher for the students of North Bay Elementary only.

    Making Music Fun
    A website full of fun music activites. Students can learn about different composers, jazz artists, and instruments as well as music theory. 
    For a fee you can take online piano lessons. ($15/month for the whole family)

    Check out the following video for some "Fun with Pitch"
    Click here to see the video.



Phone: 228-436-6166


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music Education, University of Southern Mississipp, 1996Mississippi Educator License- Endorsement 166- Music Education Vocal (K-12)

Missy Rustin

My name is Missy Rustin.  On May 10, 1996, I received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.  The 2021-2022 school year is my 20th year teaching elementary music.  I have had the opportunity to teach music at the following schools:
~ 1996-1998- Central Elementary School in Lucedale, MS
~ 1998-2006- Gorenflo Elementary School and Jeff Davis Elementary School in Biloxi, MS
~ 2012- Present- North Bay Elementary School
My husband, Jay, is also an elementary music teacher.  He teaches at St. Martin East Elementary in St. Martin.  We have two children and make our home in Ocean Springs, MS.