Aww, nartz!
— Nelson's catchphrase
Full Name




Date of Birth

c. 2002 (age 16)

Resides in


Eye Color


Hair Color



Uncle Hank


Megan Simms (crush)


Ally Dawson
Austin Moon
Trish De La Rosa
Megan Simms



First Episode

"Secrets & Songbooks"

Last Episode

Future Sounds & Festival Songs

Portrayed By

Cole Sand

Nelson is a little kid most likely 9 years old that Ally gives music lessons to because he wants to be an aspiring musician. He always comes in with something/someone that he believes he's supposed to have a lesson on. Ally then tells him that he's supposed to have a different type of lesson. Nelson is also a part of the Music Program at his school. He is a recurring character in Seasons 1 and 2. His famous quote is "Awww Nartz". He is portrayed by Cole Sand.

Nelson (58)


Nelson is shown to be a very good kid with good intentions. Nelson always has a nice attitude and is very sweet. Nelson's catchphrase is "Awww Nartz", which is also the name of his teddy bear.


Season 1

Season 2


  • He wishes he had a mustache.
  • He has a homeless uncle named Hank.
  • He rides the bus.
  • He has his own piano.
  • He isn't really good at playing the instruments as shown when he hits notes in the wrong order and key.
  • When he shouts or gestures a command, everyone else does what he tells them.
  • He was in Dez's movie, (Claws: Dun Dun Dun) as scared little boy.
  • He takes piano lessons from Ally.
  • He takes oboe lessons from Ally.
  • He tends to bring his own piano to Sonic Boom for his lessons with Ally.
  • His school music teacher is Mrs. Ingram.
  • He has a crush on Megan Simms.
    Audition 16
  • He seems to frequently misunderstand things. 
  • He takes instruments from Ally in Parents & Punishments.
  • His mom is his agent.
  • He seems to care intensely for Ally, seeing as when Ally practiced telling the rest of Team Austin that she was leaving to New York, he ran out crying.
  • Another reason to support him caring for Ally is that at the end of Albums & Auditions, Nelson packed himself up in an envelope, asking Trish to mail him to New York.
  • He was the first little kid to have a somewhat important role on the show (second is Megan Simms).
  • Ally is his favorite piano teacher.
  • He may have had multiple piano teachers before Ally, seeing as he considers Ally his favorite piano teacher.
  • He didn't want Ally to move to New York.
  • He has an extremely high tolerance for spicy foods. He didn't think Dez's chili was hot until Dez added in the whole jar of your-mommy pepper.
  • He has a teddy bear named Nartz.
  • He is a fast runner, as seen in Boy Songs & Badges.
  • He got the "Track & Field Badge".
  • He is a Pioneer Ranger.
  • He always gets things that sound similar mixed up.
  • He became president in Future Sounds & Festival Songs in Austin's dream.


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