• 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. 

    To help students learn at home during this time, check out the websites listed below for fun and interactive music activities:

    You Are Our Heroes
    What can you say to a hero? We say, "Thank you."
    "You Are Our Heroes" song (Click here to listen)
    "You Are Our Heroes" song (Click here for a PDF of the sheet music and lyrics...the lyric sheet is page 9)
    (Words and music by Teresa Jennings; ©2002 Plankroad Publishing, Inc.)
    Shared with permission from the composer and publisher for the students of North Bay Elementary only.

    First Responders
    Let's remember and honor those who are on the front lines protecting us during these times as well as on "normal" days.
    "First Responders" song (Click here to watch the music video)
    "First Responders" song (Click here to listen)
    "First Responders" song (Click here for a PDF of the sheet music and lyrics...the lyric sheet is page 13)
    (Words and music by Mike Wilson; ©2019 Plankroad Publishing, Inc.)
    Shared with permission from the composer and publisher for the students of North Bay Elementary only.

    How to make a Kazoo with an empty Toilet Paper roll
    This is a music activity on the Bingo card for April 27-May 8.
    Click here to watch a video on how to do it. Have fun! (And don't drive your parents too crazy with the kazoo.)

    Roses and Thorns
    During these uncertain days there are some good moments and not-so-good moments. This song helps us to remember to hold on to the good ones and let go of the bad.
    "Roses and Thorns" song (Click here to listen)
    "Roses and Thorns" song (Click here for a PDF of the sheet music and lyrics...the lyric sheet is page 5)
    (Words and music by Teresa Jennings; ©2011 Plankroad Publishing, Inc.)
    Shared with permission from the composer and publisher for the students of North Bay Elementary only.

    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.

    Composer Studies
    Read about Ludwig van Beethoven in his biography (Click here).
    Complete the word search about Beethoven (Click here).
    Word list: Classical Era, deaf, Fur Elise, German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, Ode to Joy, organ, piano, Romantic Era, viola

    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.

     

     

 Missy Rustin

Phone: 228-436-6166

Email:

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 2019-2020 school year is my 18th 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.