Junior High Music

About Junior High Music

Junior High Music class is an excellent way for our students to hone their musical skills. Students of all levels of musical ability are welcome to join this elective and discover God's gift of music!  We have the flexibility to offer students small group instruction on their passions, and create an elective that is tailored to the specific student. In the beginning of the semester, we have a group discussion to talk about their specific interests in music.  Students have learned music skills such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, other instruments, and vocal arrangements. We look forward to what each new semester may offer our students and seeing our students grow in knowledge and passion of all different aspects of music.

Mrs. Nyseth

Mrs. Michelle Nyseth is the performing arts director at CMCS. She has a diverse background in the performing arts, music education, and teaching children of all ages to love, appreciate, and discover how music can change their lives and their hearts at any moment.  Music has been part of Mrs. Nyseth's life since she was 5 years old and she began singing on stage with her mother at various churches and events. At age 6, she took her first piano lesson and music took hold of her soul. After many years of singing and playing piano as a performer, a musical education, learning more instruments, being in a band with her husband, and teaching piano and voice, she has shared that love for music with students of many ages, from 3 to 93.
 As a music teacher, she believes even if a child is simply curious about music, letting them freely explore and learn any instrument can spark a love for all types of music. Music education helps develop motor skills, build confidence & self-esteem, and create a feeling of independence for growing minds, while it encourages and fosters a love of music that can be applied to learning and growth in all areas of a child’s life.  
 She has continued performing on and off stage in a band with her husband, as a Worship Leader in her community church, as the piano, voice, and musical theater teacher at her home music studio, and as a musical director to children of all ages at various churches, theater groups, and local schools. She has taught 4th and 5th-grade classrooms as a full-time teacher while creating and developing the music, choir, and theater department for upper and middle school students.  Musical theater is a family affair. Michelle and her youngest son audition and perform on stage at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater and her oldest son is currently following in his father's footsteps who has been a drummer for over 30 years.
 Educating and sharing music with young growing minds at all levels has been the biggest blessing of Michelle’s professional career and she can’t wait to share her love of music with the students of CMCS!