Music - Michael Mello
Mike Mello
Selina and I

Hello! Howdy! Bonjour! As-salamu 'alaykum! Shalom! Hola!

My name is Mike and I have the honor and privelige to teach music at Marcy Open! I will be teaching general music to all students in grades K, 2, 4 and 5 on a three day rotation. I will also be teaching some band lessons to all 4th grade band participants as well as some middle school small group lessons. Andrew and I are both thrilled about the progress the band students have been making and their ownership over building a stron tradition of musical development at Marcy!

I grew up in the Twin Cities

area and graduated from Osseo Senior High in 2004. I am a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a double major in Music Education and Tuba performance. Currently, I'm pursuing my Master's Degree from the University of St. Thomas with an emphasis in the Orff Schulwerk. I just married my wonderful partner Selina in August 2017 and we live in New Brighton with our precious Bassett kids Gabby and Bernard.


I play tuba professionally in two different bands in the area: Jack Brass Band, and McNasty Brass Band. These bands have allowed me to travel

all over and to hear and interact with a lot of awesome musicians! If you ever see me at a gig, please come up and say hello!

This year in music we will be exploring music through movement, play, singing, games, composing, and improvisation. There will be exposure to multiple cultures and time periods embedded within the repertoire. Our curriculum teaches music literacy while allowing the students to carve their own path in creating their music.

I am beyond excited for this school year and the many years to follow at Marcy Open!


video Jump Roping with 4th Grade   --  "I love coffee and I love tea" is a cumulative game where jumpers ask more folks to join them inside the rope. Here, the group almost succeeds in having three people in the rope at once!

  In a Minor Mood   --  Play and improvise with this track.

  Hot Cross Buns   --  Play with this and improvise!

video Sax and Troms on Indigo Rock   --  Measures 1-17