Phone: 205 871 8126
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Music Education Bachelor of Music Education National Board Certification Orff Level 1
Ms. Janet Nelson
My name is Janet Nelson. I began teaching music at Crestline in 2006. I am delighted to have the opportunity to teach your child. I have the pleasure of collaborating on a daily basis with my colleague Laura Butler. What a luxury for an elementary school to have two music teachers!
I hold Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from Samford University. I have had additional opportunities for study at the University of Memphis, the University of Connecticut and the University of South Carolina. In November 2009 I completed requirements for National Board Certification in early and middle childhood music. In May of 2014, I was honored to receive a Mountain Brook City Schools Performance Award. I am a member of NAfME and ACDA.
The summer of 2014 has been a musically rich time for me as I have had the opportunity to perform with a group of local friends in the premier of a choral work at Carnegie Hall. In the same concert, I also sang the Mozart Requiem under the direction of British composer/conductor John Rutter. Professional development doesn't get any better than this. In June I accompanied Trinity Methodist Church’s youth choir as they traveled to Florida and Georgia in a combination choir tour and mission trip. We spent three days serving in inner city Atlanta conducting a music camp for young children. In July, I taught music and drama in a four day arts camp in Perry County that was housed at Judson College.