My endless passion for music has led me to become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. I enjoy working with students of all skill levels in various musical styles. Performing and teaching music professionally since 2001, my attention to detail and fundamentals provides a solid musical foundation. I strive to make lessons fun while maintaining a structured approach.
• BA Music Performance, Sam Houston State University
• Former Music Director, Community of Faith Church
I am a Houston native who has been teaching in the Greater Houston area for over seven years. I am passionate about teaching my students and helping them thrive at competitions. This shows at the academic level, with most of my students winning district, region, and even area and state-level auditions. One of the things I love about teaching is how my students help me to grow as a teacher. They present new and fun challenges for me as a musician and person. I am proficient in both classical and jazz styles. I have had the honor to record with legendary jazz trombonist Bill Watrous and play with other great jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, Ben Street, Adam Cruz, John Fedchock, Ed Soph, and many others. Outside of teaching, I enjoy playing local gigs with my jazz trio.
• BA Saxophone Performance and Emphasis in Jazz, Sam Houston State University
Born in Sao Paulo, Brasil, I began my drum studies at the age of twelve at Zimbo Trio Music School and later moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. I have been playing drums professionally for over thirty years and have over twenty years of teaching experience, including at New York University and Columbia. I specialize in Latin and jazz styles but enjoy teaching beginner-advanced all genres and skill levels. Outside of teaching, I enjoy performing with my jazz/latin quartet. I am an artist endorser for Vic Firth sticks, Canopus drums, and Istanbul Agop cymbals.
• Bachelor's degree, Berklee School Of Music
• Drums, Second Baptist Church
GUITAR, SAXOPHONE, PIANO
I am super passionate about music! Holding a bachelor of musical arts in saxophone performance from Sam Houston State University, I have over nine years of experience teaching students in the Houston area, including three years teaching All-State qualifying saxophone players. In addition to my work as a saxophone teacher, I love teaching guitar and piano at The Talent House. Outside of my teaching, I enjoy actively performing in the Houston music scene at local venues such as White Oak Music Hall and House of Blues. I play guitar and saxophone in two touring bands and write, record, and perform original solo music. One of the things I love about teaching at The Talent House is the learning and growth that happens on both sides of each lesson.
• BA Music Performance, Sam Houston State University
BASS, GUITAR, PIANO
I was born into a musical family. I was introduced to various musical styles at a young age such as; Classical, Opera, Folk, R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock, Jazz, Blues, etc.. My mother is a classically trained pianist and an accomplished vocalist. Her love for music transferred to all of her children. There were constant sounds of piano, drums, trumpets, guitars, and singing at home. I began playing trumpet for my school band at age seven and continued to perform in marching and symphonic bands throughout Junior High and High School. I transitioned to bass guitar at age fifteen and began performing in local bands in my hometown. I have been touring internationally since 2003 with grammy award winning artists Israel and New Breed, Marcos Witt and many others. I consider it a privilege to teach and inspire future generations to pursue their musical passion fully.
• Bass, The Woodlands United Methodist Church
I first discovered my love for music at the age of nine and have been playing guitar professionally and teaching for over ten years. Over the past ten years, I have studied various styles such as classical, pop, jazz, blues (delta and bottleneck), and rock. I custom-tailor my lessons according to each student’s needs, desires, strengths, and weaknesses. I believe keeping good time, knowing and using the basics, and learning at the right pace are critical factors in building a good foundation on an instrument. I desire to teach my students how to play guitar well, communicate with music and play in their unique way. It is remarkable that I get to pass down what I know and see students learn and progress in the art of music!
• BA in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music
• Guitar, United Methodist Church Woodlands & Second Baptist
I began my musical journey after finding my dad’s snare drum with a pair of Gene Krupa drumsticks and brushes. I served in the Navy Air Reserve for six years before going to Berklee College of Music, where I got a degree in performance on drum set and percussion. I have been actively playing in the church since 1988. I love interacting with students and taking music on from different angles until I get what I need to help my students learn. It is gratifying when a student gets the thing they have been struggling with and gets that "ah ha" moment. This is one of the reasons why I love to teach so much.
• Associates in Drum Set and Percussion Performance, Berklee College Of Music
My appreciation and love for all styles and levels of music continually inspire me to share through several mediums, especially teaching. Something I have always loved about teaching music is the joy that it brings me. Sharing my love for music and skills with my students is one thing, but to see them grow from it and eager to learn more is so rewarding. When I can get my students excited about learning, then I know I am doing something right. I have over seventeen years of teaching experience instructing all skill levels and ages, and I have performed both locally and internationally, while writing and recording with others and performing a variety of genres ranging from motown, jazz, blues, rock, and popular music.
• Bachelor in Piano Performance, Houston Baptist University
• Keys, Second Baptist Church
VOICE, GUITAR, PIANO, UKULELE
I strive to meet each individual student where he or she is in their own unique process and work with them to achieve their goals. I have high expectations for my students and do my best to challenge and encourage them to meet their fullest potential. With over twenty years of experience, I am proficient in many different styles such as rock, blues, bluegrass and country. Outside of teaching, I enjoy leading worship Sunday mornings at Chapelwood United Methodist Church.
• B.A. in Music, Indiana Wesleyan University
• Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance, Rice University
• Worship Leader, Chapelwood United Methodist
FLUTE, PIANO, VIOLIN, VIOLA, KINDER MUSIC
I caught "the bug" of music and art at an early age from my parents. In 2000, I started my teaching career and have loved teaching all ages and levels since then. I have over twenty years of experience in teaching through private lessons, music studios and well known schools such as Colegio San Agustin. After that, I expanded my expertise in Singapore where I learned violin, taught baby beats - a high energy, interactive and very creative class (for two to four year old kids), music theory (young to adult students) to train and prepare them to take the Trinity Guildhall London Examination and the prestigious ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) exams as well. I also did performance and was a flutist in UST Wind Orchestra, MSE Orchestra and professional ensembles playing classical, pop, jazz, broadway and other genres. I was also the music trainer/worship team co-leader/vocalist in Every Nation church Victory Galleria.
Aristotle once said that “educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” I believe that teaching should be personalized, passionate, disciplined, structured, empathetic, creative and enjoyable. It needs to improve both the technical and expressive sides of music.
• Bachelor’s Music Education, Royal and Pontifical -University of Santo Tomas, Conservatory of Music
VOICE, GUITAR, PIANO, BASS, SONG WRITING
I started my musical journey with drums when I was ten years old after watching a performance of John Bonham live in 1970. Since then, I have played in several bands in the Houston area playing guitar, drums, keys, and vocals. I have sung in choirs since I was in high school. I continued my passion for choir past college and sang as a tenor for the Strawbridge United Methodist Church Choir. I have now become their Lead Sound Engineer. I have recorded two full length albums and toured with a band called The Share Fire. I have also Mixed, Mastered, and Performed on an EP in a band called Chromatophore. I have been teaching music since 2018 and find great enjoyment in teaching people of all ages by introducing new music, new ideas, and new ways to hone in on their skills.
• Associates in Vocal Performance, Lonestar College
• Audio Engineer, Strawbridge United Methodist Church
Hailing from the small island of Puerto Rico, I come from a very vibrant culture that revolves around music. My background is a major driving force in how I became the aspiring artist I am today. During my music studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio, I had the pleasure of working with with San Antonio Symphony member Dr. Stephanie Westney, and was a member of the UTSA Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Eugene Dowdy. I was also the lead female vocalist of the UTSA Jazz Ensemble. I have several years of teaching experience through the UTSA String Project, Antonio Strad Violin, and private lessons. Throughout my musical career, I have had the opportunity to perform locally and internationally, as well as study at the Conservatory of Paris with the Virtuosi of Houston Chamber Orchestra. My goal is to ensure the growth and education of young artists and musicians.
• BM in Music Marketing, The University of Texas at San Antonio
• Worship Leader, RVBATO
My music journey started as a young girl at church. I loved hearing and singing the songs and listening to the choir. Music brought me joy from an early age! I began taking piano lessons at the age of eight and continued throughout high school, where I began to teach piano to other students. I was also part of a traveling worship team, singing and playing piano on the weekends. Over the years, I have been the worship pianist at multiple churches. My goal for teaching is to instill the JOY of music in others. I want to encourage my students to experience all different types of music to find what sparks joy in each of them. I strive to instill the fundamentals of piano, but most of all, I want all of my students to have fun and enjoy their musical journey!
GUITAR, DRUMS, PERCUSSION, BASS, UKULELE, SONG WRITING
As drummer and percussionist for fourteen years and guitarist for eleven years, my experience playing in marching bands, worship bands, and in local shows has given me me much knowledge to share through teaching. I have enjoyed teaching private lessons for seven years now and I love watching a student nail something that they swore up and down was too hard for them to learn. I am very patient and given enough time, encouragement, and practice, I can help any student become a better player with the end goal of self-sufficiency. I try to teach how to learn, not just how play. Outside of teaching at The Talent House, I love to write original music and perform around Cypress, Tomball, and Houston.
• Worship Leader, Good Shepard UMCB
PIANO, MUSIC PRODUCTION
I performed with U.S. Army Band for over twenty years all around the country. Some of this time was spent as an arranger for small jazz groups and big bands. My performances have primarily been in jazz, jazz fusion, and gospel. I have also had the honor to perform with many professional national artists. I have provided private instruction for piano, bass, and organ on and off for over twenty five years across the country. From 2004-2009 I served as the MIDI instructor at the Armed Forces School of Music. During this time, I was responsible for training Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines with a piano background to use computer-based tools to develop compositions and perform music. I have also been a percussion instructor and a small group instructor.
• Bachelor's in Music Composition, WVU
• Keys, Second Baptist
GUITAR, PIANO, BASS
My professional music career began as a young teenager playing in church. Since then, I have served as a backing guitarist and frontman for various bands, artists and churches in the Houston and Nashville areas. I am classically trained in guitar and piano and obtained my music degree in Commercial Music from Belmont University in Nashville. With over fifteen years of experience studying and playing various styles of music, including Blues, Rock, Pop, Country, Classical, and Jazz, I can incorporate each into my teaching depending on the student’s interests. I also have expertise in playing slide guitar and lap steel. My philosophy is to teach students how to create music first so that they are motivated to play and practice. It is then easier to interject music theory concepts along the way. I believe a teacher must inspire as they teach while also being able to adapt to each student's individual needs.
• BA in Commercial Music, Belmont University
• Worship Leader, Lone Star Cowboy Church