As a multi-instrumentalist, I've been involved in music since I was 13. I studied music performance at Sam Houston State University and began teaching private lessons in 2001. Seeing my students excel, and watching them grow as musicians and individuals, has been the most rewarding part of my career. My approach to teaching focuses on developing proper practice habits and helping my students become independent musicians. I enjoy balancing what my students want to learn and what they need to learn and customizing lessons to fit their goals. Music has been a powerful form of expression and healing, and I'm passionate about sharing that with others. Through The Talent House, I hope to inspire the next generation of musicians and ultimately change lives through music.
• BA Music Performance, Sam Houston State University
• Former Music Director, Community of Faith Church
As a Houston native, I've taught in Greater Houston for over seven years. I am passionate about teaching and helping my students excel in competitions, resulting in numerous district, region, area, and state-level audition wins. One of the things I adore about teaching is the new and fun challenges that my students bring to the table. They have undoubtedly helped me grow as a musician and a person. I specialize in classical and jazz styles and am honored to have recorded with legendary jazz trombonist Bill Watrous and performed with other great jazz artists, including Danilo Perez, Ben Street, Adam Cruz, John Fedchock, Ed Soph, and many more. When I'm not teaching, you'll find me playing local gigs with my jazz trio, constantly pushing the limits of my musical abilities.
• BA Music Performance, Sam Houston State University
Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, my love for drumming began at twelve when I started studying at Zimbo Trio Music School. Later, I moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. After over thirty years of playing drums professionally, I have been teaching for over two decades, including at New York University and Columbia. I am passionate about teaching all genres and skill levels, but my expertise lies in Latin and jazz styles. I enjoy performing with my jazz/Latin quartet when I'm not teaching. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to record with Eric Johnson, open for Pat Metheny, and play with Grammy Award-winning Jazz artists. I am proud to be an artist endorser for Vic Firth sticks, Canopus drums, and Istanbul Agop cymbals. Teaching has always been a fulfilling experience for me, as I love seeing my students grow and achieve their dreams. It's an honor to share my knowledge and help others achieve their musical goals.
• Bachelor's degree, Berklee School Of Music
• Drums, Second Baptist Church
Guitar, Saxophone, Piano
I'm a music enthusiast! With a BA in Music Performance from Sam Houston State University and nine years of teaching experience in Houston, including three years teaching All-State qualifying players, I'm passionate about sharing my love for music. Besides teaching, I perform in Houston at venues like White Oak Music Hall and House of Blues. I play in two touring bands and write, record, and perform original solo music. Teaching is a mutually rewarding experience, and I enjoy learning and growing with each lesson.
• BA Music Performance, Sam Houston State University
Bass, Guitar, Piano
I was lucky to be born into a family of musicians. As a child, I was exposed to various musical styles, from classical to jazz to rock. My mother, a talented pianist and singer, instilled a deep love for music that has stayed with me throughout my life. At seven, I picked up my first musical instrument and became involved in my school's band program. I played in the marching and symphonic bands in junior high and high school. At fifteen, I began playing in local bands in my hometown. Since then, I've been fortunate enough to tour the world with Grammy award-winning artists like Israel and New Breed and Marcos Witt. It's an honor to share the stage with such talented musicians and to bring joy to audiences around the globe. Teaching is another passion of mine. I believe in inspiring the next generation of musicians to pursue their passion for music. It's a privilege to see my students grow and develop their skills. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of their journey.
• Musician, The Woodlands United Methodist Church
As a guitar player and teacher with over ten years of experience, I have honed my skills in styles such as classical, pop, jazz, blues (delta and bottleneck), and rock. I believe in customizing my lessons to fit each student's needs, desires, strengths, and weaknesses and emphasizing the fundamentals of good time-keeping, the basics, and learning at the right pace. My goal is to help my students play the guitar well and communicate through music and find their unique voice on the instrument. Sharing my knowledge and watching my students grow and develop in their musical journeys is a true joy. Aside from teaching, I am passionate about writing, recording, and performing original music. I have also had the privilege of recording with Bethel Music and playing guitar at various local Houston churches, further solidifying my love for music and my desire to share it with others.
• BA in Professional Music, Berklee College of Music
• Guitar, United Methodist Church Woodlands & Second Baptist
At a young age, I discovered my passion for music, singing with my family at local church events. In high school, I joined the choir and became a background singer for my vocal coach, Toni Ringgold. I gained invaluable experience performing at the Austin Jazz Festival, NAACP banquets, the Mayor’s prayer, black history programs, and more. Pursuing my education at Prairie View A&M University, I will soon graduate with a degree in General Music, specializing in voice. Music is something I have always been passionate about; nothing will ever compare to the joy it brings me. I am passionate about writing and recording original music, embracing creativity and sharing my unique voice. It is a universal language that I am proud to speak and teach to others. As a voice and piano instructor, I create a fun and energizing environment focusing on what my students desire to learn, teaching the necessities along the way! Being able to pass on my love for music is fulfilling and overwhelming.
• General Music Major, Prairie View A&M University
My music journey began at a young age when I picked up my first electric guitar. I immersed myself in lessons and self-study, exploring genres like rock, metal, jazz, and country. Music became my passion. After high school, I pursued music academically, delving into music theory, ear training, and performing in the Jazz Ensemble and choir. I find immense joy in being part of my students' musical journeys and helping them achieve their goals. My lessons prioritize playing material while emphasizing theoretical understanding and fundamentals. I aim to provide relatable technique exercises that enhance students' musicianship in rhythm, harmony, melody, and dynamics. Music has transformed my life, giving me purpose and a platform to share my perspective with the world.
• BA in Music Performance, University of Houston
My passion for music was sparked as a baby when I first heard an electric guitar solo on the radio. Music has been an integral part of my life since that moment. With over 20 years of experience teaching students of all ages and experience levels, I've had the privilege to see some of my students excel at regional and state competitions, perform on stage, earn music degrees, and even become music teachers themselves. My teaching approach emphasizes the fundamentals of each instrument, enabling students to explore their preferred styles while maintaining proper technique.
• BA in Vocal Performance from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, with double minors in Piano and Violin
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
As a graduate of Houston Baptist University, I have had the privilege of living, studying, and singing in the beautiful city of Houston for almost a decade. During this time, I have been fortunate enough to join several ensembles, including the Houston Masterworks Chorus and the Houston Grand Opera chorus. With five years of experience as a private lesson teacher, I have had the pleasure of working with a wide range of students. I bring my enthusiasm and passion for the human voice to every lesson, and I strive to make each one a fun and engaging experience. I am excited to work with you to unlock your full vocal potential and help you achieve your musical goals!
• Bachelor's in Vocal Performance, HBU
• Singer, Christ Community Church
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, Uke, 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
Guitar, Piano, Bass
I performed with the U.S. Army Band for over twenty years all around the country, during which I gained extensive experience in both classical and jazz music. Some of this time was spent as an arranger for small jazz groups and big bands. My performances have been diverse, spanning jazz, jazz fusion, gospel, and classical genres. I have also had the honor to perform with many professional national artists. With a strong foundation in classical and jazz, 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
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
I value patience with my students, and I strive to create a learning environment that fosters exploration and positivity. My approach involves attuning to each student's curiosity and level of motivation to ensure their learning is a personalized process, which helps them to discover their reasons for studying music. I aim to balance teaching music reading skills and developing more flexible abilities, such as songwriting and improvisation, so that my students can become well-rounded musicians capable of learning any genre they wish. I have received classical and jazz music training while pursuing my associate's degree. Above all else, I am passionate about treating people with kindness and respect.
• Studied music at Lone Star College