TREY | owner
My endless passion for music has led me to become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. I enjoy working with students of all skill levels in a variety of musical styles. Performing and teaching music professionally since 2001, my attention to detail & fundamentals provides a strong musical foundation. I strive to make lessons fun while maintaining a structured approach. Outside of teaching, I enjoy writing, recording, and performing original music with my bands, Trey Willis, Keiko and Olive & Willis.
• BA Music Performance, Sam Houston State University
• Former Music Director, Community of Faith Church
AARON | saxophone, piano
I’m a Houston native who has been teaching in the Greater Houston area for 5+ years. I have a strong passion for teaching my students and helping them thrive at competitions. This shows at the academic level with the majority of my students winning district, region, and even area / 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 as a person. I am proficient in both classical and jazz styles. I have had the honor to record with legendary jazz trombonist Bill Watrous, as well as playing 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
ADRIANO | drums
Born in Sao Paulo, Brasil, I began my drum studies at the age of 12 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 30 years and have over 20 years of teaching experience, including New York University and Columbia. I specialize in latin/jazz styles, but enjoy teaching all genres and skill levels beginner - advanced. Outside of teaching, I enjoy performing with my jazz/latin quartet. I am currently an artist endorser for Vic Firth sticks, Canopus drums, and Istanbul Agop cymbals.
• Bachelors degree, Berklee School Of Music
• Drums, Second Baptist Church
ANTHONY | guitar, piano, bass, violin, viola, ukulele, song writing
I truly have a love for people and for teaching. I enjoy seeing my students get better, shaping their skills, sharpening their minds with their daily practice, and challenging them to be better. I’m firm with techniques but flexible in creativities. “Beautiful home is built on strong foundation” is my teaching philosophy. My passion for teaching over the past twelve years has helped students continue their studies at Berklee College of Music, among other universities. I have collaborated through song writing, arranging, recording, producing, and performing with variety of bands and artists in the Chicago, Nashville, and Texas areas.
• BA in Classical Guitar Performance, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Masters Studies in Classical Guitar Performance, Roosevelt university
• Music Director, Second Baptist Church
BAYLEE | voice, piano
I am a classically trained singer from Houston, Texas. I have been teaching voice since 2019 and I am so excited to be teaching at The Talent House. I want my students to gain confidence and be able to reach their full potential in music. I hope to give technical guidance and teach vulnerability, patience, practice, artistry and empathy to every one of my students. I want my students to be challenged in new ways and discover their natural abilities through the discipline of music. My love for music began here in Cypress singing in my high school choir. I found my love for operatic performance at Lone Star College and eventually transferred to the University of North Texas to major in vocal performance. I have a passion for many genres of music, specifically classical, choral and musical theater styles of singing. In the future, I hope to attend graduate school for operatic performance and eventually sing on stages internationally. For now, I am so blessed to be able to impact the hearts and minds of our future musicians by inspiring them to become the musician they aspire to be.
• Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, University of North Texas
BRADLEY | guitar, saxophone, piano
I am passionate about music. Holding a bachelor of musical arts in saxophone performance from Sam Houston State University, I have over 6 years of experience teaching students in the Houston area, including 3 years teaching All-State qualifying saxophone players. In addition to my work as a saxophone teacher, I have recently joined the Talent House team as a guitar instructor. I am active in the Houston music scene, performing at local venues, such as White Oak Music Hall and House of Blues, in 2 separate, touring bands on both saxophone and guitar. Being a part of The Talent House team is extremely exciting for me because I love the learning and growth that happens on both sides of each lesson.
• BA Music Performance, Sam Houston State University
CATHERINE | voice, violin, piano, song writing
My passion for music began when I joined my school's orchestra. As soon as I picked up the violin and started playing; I was hooked. That passion continued to blossom over the course of 12 years which lead me to pursue a degree in music at Lone Star College. I’m active in the Houston music scene as a singer-songwriter and have performed at venues such as The House of Blues and White Oak Music Hall. I believe that music, although it can be taught, is something that needs to be felt in order to express its beauty. I strive to teach my students to really lean into their emotions and become one with their instrument. I’m honored to be a part of The Talent House team and look forward to teaching the next generation of future musicians.
• Associate of Arts in Music, Lone Star College
CHRIS | 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 7 and continued to perform in marching and symphonic bands throughout Junior High and High School. I transitioned to bass guitar at age 15 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
DREW | guitar, ukulele
I first discovered my love for music at the age of 9 and have been playing guitar professionally & teaching for over 10 years. Over the past 10 years, I've had the opportunity to study various styles such as classical, pop, jazz, blues (delta & bottleneck) and rock. I custom tailor my lessons according to each students needs, desires, strengths, and weaknesses. I believe keeping good time, knowing/using the basics, and learning at the right pace are key factors in building a good foundation on an instrument. I desire to not only teach my students how to play guitar well, but how to communicate with music & to play in their own unique way. It is very special to me that I get to pass down what I know, and to 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
HANNAH | piano
My appreciation and love for all styles and levels of music continually inspire me to share through several mediums, especially teaching. Something I've 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'm doing something right. I have 17+ 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
JOE | 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 nineteen 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
LES | flute, piano, music theory, 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 20 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 2.5 year old to 4 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 and 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
MELISSA | voice, violin, piano
As a classical singer, I'm driven to achieve excellent artistry in my music with passion and sincerity. I strive to share my love of music and help my students define and reach their goals while gaining confidence technically and creatively. I have experience working with students of all ages and levels across multiple instruments, and love discovering the best ways to connect and grow with them. My love of singing extends to a variety of genres including folk, pop, jazz, and musical theatre. Being able to share different styles of music with my students and see their curiosity and excitement fuel their growth is one of my favorite aspects of teaching. I grew up in Houston performing musical theatre and playing violin, and discovered opera and early music in college. I've sung professionally with Minnesota Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera Theater, and Austin Opera in addition to being a featured soloist with Austin Baroque Orchestra and a finalist in competitions such as Hal Leonard and The American Prize.
• Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Southwestern University
• Master of Music in Vocal Performance, Indiana University
• Staff Singer, Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church
PAUL | guitar, voice, drums, bass, piano, song writing
I started my musical journey with drums when I was 10 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've 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
SETH | concert / marching percussion, drumset
Based out of Houston, I have worked with students at several successful band programs including Dekaney HS, Langham Creek HS, Spring HS, The Woodlands College Park HS, and Bridgeland HS, as well as several middle schools. Since moving to Texas, I have had success with several of my percussion students qualifying for TMEA Region, Area, and State level bands. I am committed to music education and have made teaching percussion my life's work.
• Bachelor's Music Performance, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
• Master's Music Performance, Temple University
STEPHEN | guitar, drums, percussion, bass, ukulele, song writing
As drummer/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've 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