Music with Miss Nystedt

Check out the learning and fun that is going on at Coleman Elementary School in general music class with Miss Nystedt! Students at Coleman who have Miss Nystedt for music: All 1st-6th graders.

You can also follow me on Twitter!:

Operating as usual


Look at all the great things you can do at Elgin's parks! Can you check everything off the list before school starts? (I'm particularly interested in attending a free concert in the park!)

July is Parks and Recreation Month! Get out and see what Elgin has to offer. See how many you can check off this summer and share your stories along the way using #elginparksandrec

#bucketlist #explore #Elgin


I've enjoyed receiving videos for singing assessments from the students this year! And I have also enjoyed seeing parents jumping in and helping with the singing. Keep singing together! I miss singing with people!

Music teaches!


Coleman Elementary School

Select students in Grades K-4.
Thursday, April 16 from 3-7PM
Coleman School - Door #1 (Drive Up @ Door #1)


Elgin Police Department

Tuesday's (4/14) socially distant #EPDLightUpTheDayParade is in the NorthEast Neighborhood Association of Elgin's area starting at 1 p.m. It begins in the Gail Borden Public Library area and stretches northeast through neighborhoods toward Glenwood/Dundee Ave (see map).

We're doing this every Tuesday/Thursday during the duration of the Stay at Home order and we will be on both sides of the city. Stay on your porches or sidewalks and just give us a wave as we go by.


#ElginIL #StayHome #StaySafe #StayHomeSaveLives #EPDLightUpTheDayParades #EPDEngages

[04/03/20]   2nd grade is Zooming into music in half an hour! Check for the link in your music Google Classroom!

[04/03/20]   6th grade is Zooming into music in half an hour! Check for the link in your music Google Classroom!

[04/02/20]   4th grade is Zooming into music in half an hour! Check for the link in your music Google Classroom!

[04/02/20]   5th grade is Zooming into music in half an hour! Check for the link in your music Google Classroom!

[04/02/20]   Kindergarten is Zooming into music in half an hour! Check for the link in your music Google Classroom!

[04/01/20]   1st grade is Zooming into music in half an hour! Check for the link in your music Google Classroom!

[04/01/20]   3rd grade is Zooming into music in half an hour! Check for the link in your music Google Classroom!

[03/30/20]   I have posted in all the Google Classrooms what's going on for music class! Don't forget to check your art, music, and PE Google Classrooms!


School District U-46

Does your student’s District-issued Chromebook have a broken screen, keyboard or port; missing keys; or problems with sound? If so, you can schedule an appointment with the U-46 Information Services team to get the problem fixed or swap out for another Chromebook. Appointments are required. Visit to learn more and to schedule an appointment, if needed.


Coleman Elementary School

Chromebook distribution will take place at Coleman on Thursday, March 26 for families with students ONLY in grades K-4th.

If you also have a student in grades 5-12, you will NOT be issued an additional laptop.

Pick-up will be done at Door #1 (parking lot) and will be done as a drive-thru format.


Kindergarten: 9-9:45AM

1st grade: 9:45-10:30AM

2nd grade: 10:30-11:15AM

3rd grade: 11:15AM-12PM

4th grade: 12-12:45PM

Your computer is being held under your YOUNGEST child's name who attends Coleman. Please give that name when you pick up your computer on Thursday.

For more info, please see the U46 COVID 19 page on the district website:

[03/24/20]   Who wants to Zoom Wed. night at 6:30? We can chat with each other, have some interactions with humans, and maybe sing a little bit (or not if you don't want to). Let me know! You have to download Zoom from the Chrome Web Store before we start. I'll post the meeting link on your student's Google Classroom shortly before 6:30 on Wednesday. Hope to see you there! I miss you!

[03/21/20]   Don't forget that you can use Quaver to play music games, and when we move to e-Learning, I will send assignments through there.
5th and 6th graders already have accounts set up.
I've just set up class codes for 3rd and 4th graders and instructions for setup are in their music Google Classroom.
Please let me know if you have trouble. 03/18/2020

SFS Kids: Fun & Games With Music!

The 4th graders are supposed to be on a field trip to see the Elgin Symphony Orchestra perform right now. So I'm leaving you here with a fantastic website for students to use from the San Francisco Symphony. 03/16/2020

Chrome Music Lab - Song Maker

We should be starting our Spring Sing right now. Instead, I'll leave you with a fun music website. Song Maker, an experiment in Chrome Music Lab, is a simple way for anyone to make and share a song.

[03/16/20]   I'm checking my music class page, Twitter, Instagram, Google Classroom, and my school email, so if you need anything, let me know. I'll try to find some fun stuff you can do online at home so you won't get so bored as well. I'm posting this to my Google Classroom pages for 3rd-6th grades already. I'm only going to keep posting if I hear back from people, though, so leave a comment somewhere so I know people are looking at it! 03/16/2020

Food Distribution Plan / Food Distribution Plan While schools are closed, School District U-46 will be providing FREE MEALS TO ALL CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER packaged to take home. A breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack will be ready to take and go. No paperwork is required for meals - just visit the pick-up location most convenient for your family!

[03/16/20]   Happy #MIOSM! In 2011, the US Postal Service released five “Latin Music Legends” stamps. Celebrate today by learning about performers featured on stamps (Tito Puente, Carmen Miranda, Selena, Carlos Gardel, and Celia Cruz) and listen to their music. #MusicChangesLives


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze (Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival)

Happy #MIOSM! In 1968, LIFE Magazine called Jimi Hendrix the “most spectacular guitarist in the world”. Celebrate today by playing the guitar, learning about Jimi, or another famous guitar performer. #MusicChangesLives

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Happy #MIOSM! In 1991, The Dave Matthews Band performed a benefit concert for the Middle East Children’s Alliance. Celebrate today by reflecting on how you can use music to help others. #MusicChangesLives

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Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday

Happy #MIOSM! In 1995, Boyz II Men won a Soul Train Award. Celebrate today by learning about Boyz II Men. Compare and contrast various vocal ensembles. #MusicChangesLives

Boyz II Men – It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday (Official Video) It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday was the second single from Boyz II Men’s 199...

[03/13/20]   Due to the district's directive to cancel all after-school events involving guests or spectators, Monday's Spring Sing has been cancelled. The 4th graders' field trip to the Elgin Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday has also been canceled.


Ko-Ko-Charlie Parker

Happy #MIOSM! In 1955, Charlie Parker died. Celebrate today by learning about Be-Bop & the music of Charlie Parker. #MusicChangesLives

Charlie Parker Reboppers-Wor Studios,Broadway,New York,26/11/1945. Dizzy Gillespie(trumpet,piano),Charlie Parker(alto sax),Curly Russel(bass),Max Roach(drums).


Natalie Cole - This will be 1975

Happy #MIOSM! In 1992, Natalie Cole won a Soul Train Award. Celebrate today by learning about Natalie Cole and how her music spanned both pop and jazz styles. #MusicChangesLives

Natalie Cole - This will be 1975 This will be an everlasting love This will be the one I've waited for This will be the first time anyone has loved me I'm so...


The Supremes - I Hear A Symphony [Hullabaloo - 1965]

Happy #MIOSM! In 1961, the Supremes released their first single, "I Want A Guy." Celebrate today by listening to one of the Supremes' hit songs. #MusicChangesLives

The Supremes performing their #1 hit: I Hear A Symphony, on a episode of Hullabaloo in 1965. I hope you like it!

[03/08/20]   Happy #MIOSM! The month of March was an important month for Giuseppe Verdi – 8 of his operas had their premieres in March. Celebrate today by learning about Opera. #MusicChangesLives


Let It Crow (a Blackhawks parody)

Happy #MIOSM! In 1994, the US Supreme Court ruled that song parodies are covered by fair use. Celebrate today by learning about copyright. Compare & contrast a parody song to an original song. You can start with my parody! #MusicChangesLives

The ice glows white at the UC tonight, Not a Blues smile to be seen. A kingdom of just the Blackhawks And it looks like Q's the king. We're done high-stickin...


Drive My Car (Remastered 2009)

Happy #MIOSM! In 1970, the Beatles released “Let it Be”. Celebrate today by listening to or playing your favorite Beatles song. This is mine. #MusicChangesLives

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Drive My Car (Remastered 2009) · The Beatles Rubber Soul ℗ 2009 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of U... 03/05/2020

Best Piano Apps for iPhone and iPad - Educational App Store

Happy #MIOSM! In 1853, Steinway & Sons was founded. Celebrate today by playing the piano. If you can’t play an acoustic piano, you can always use an app. #MusicChangesLives Learn to play piano with these best piano apps for all devices. Learn anywhere, anytime and start free, no experience required.

[03/04/20]   Happy #MIOSM! In 2012 vinyl record sales increased for the first time in years. Celebrate today by asking people how they prefer to listen to music – radio, streaming, CDs, or vinyl. #MusicChangesLives

[03/03/20]   Happy #MIOSM! In 1931 “The Star Spangled Banner” became the official US National Anthem. Celebrate today by watching your favorite video of a National Anthem performance. #MusicChangesLives


"Do-Re-Mi" - THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

Happy #MIOSM! In 1965, The Sound of Music was released in theaters. Celebrate today by channeling your best Maria & sing using solfège! #MusicChangesLives

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Our Story

Students at Coleman who have Miss Nystedt for music: All 1st-6th graders, and new this year: Kindergarten!
You can also follow me on Twitter!:

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