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About our Faculty

From decorated recitalists to award winning composers including members of the Dallas Symphony and National Touring Artists, our faculty is dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. Our faculty have instrument specific university degrees from prestigious institutions such as Universtiy of North Texas, Berklee College of Music and many others.. In addition, faculty members have warm personalities and are dedicated to teaching you the style and genre of music that you want to learn.

Michael P.

When Michael sang Come Together at a sixth grade concert and heard whoops and hollers of appreciation he knew he wanted music and performance to be a big part of his life. Michael comes from a musical family, with a dad who’s a professional musician, a brother who’s an award winning pianist and percussionist, and a sister who sings and performs on guitar. Michael started on bass (thanks to Paul McCartney as well as his dad’s promise that bass players work a lot) and has held down the bottom in his own band MP3 and the Jeh Horton Band as well as lending his talents to area schools’ music departments. Fascination with music theory and chord structure brought Michael to guitar a few years later. A versatile guitarist, he plays both acoustic and electric in all styles. Michael has applied his guitar talents to MP3 and held the guitar chair in his high school Jazz Band. He has also performed duo/solo gigs as a guitarist/vocalist. Peterson is also a vocalist in many styles, including classical, opera, and rock and roll. He studied under the esteemed TCU voice professor Dr. Scott Ferrell, learning the voice mechanics and techniques necessary for any genre of vocal music. He is the lead singer of his own classic rock group MP3 and has solo and ensemble experience in choir and Broadway musical styles. Michael loves teaching as much as performing: “Besides sharing my love of music I enjoy seeing a concept finally click in a student’s mind,” says Peterson. “I know the thrill of that feeling when something you thought was impossible becomes possible, and I like to see that thrill in students.”

David

With a music degree from the Conservatory of Music in Havana, David is one of our internationally acclaimed musicians, having toured all over the world with multiple artists and a broad range of venues. His positive outlook, upbeat and encouraging attitude is contagious to our Creative Soul Team and an inspiration to his students. As a Band Leader, music producer, drummer & percussionist he has traveled the world touring with International Jazz Artist Brooks Giles & British Rock Band Contraplans, China artist Lee Rong Hao, Amanda Wood from Canada the Groove System Drum Clinics, shows in Beijing with Trina Johnson Finn, singer from Sly and The Family Stone, the Green House Studio, Bertie Higgins, Jackson Twins. He performed on the TV Show with the Pianist from Germany Joja Wendt at BTV. He's also performed at multiple international festivals such as the Shanghai Jazz Fest with Artist Jay-Dub and Donghai Music Festival with Nancy J Brown, the Beijing Music Festival, also teaching Drum Clinics at Beijing School of Music, and helping produce album projects for Amanda Wood in Beijing.

Johnny

Drums/Student Bands Born and raised in Texas, Johnny Garcia started his musical passon at the ripe age of 13. With musical influence ranging from jazz to country to metal, his vast musical knowledge has allowed him to confidently persue the craft of audio engineering as well as the art of music production. Studying the drum set under jazz director Philippe Baugh and marching snare/tenors, Johnny learned the discipline of drumming which catipulted him to play with numerious well know artst in the metal industry ranging from, All That Remains , Memphis may Fire, Of Mice and Men and many more. With over 11 years of musical experience and 6 years of live performance experience Johnny believes everyone has the ability to create music with a little bit of dedication and practice.

Alan

Alan is an established musician with performance and educational experience in virtually all genres of music from blues to classical to modern pop to his specialty—jazz. He began training in piano at the age of 5, eventually taking lessons from McLennan Community College music professor Bill Howard and University of North Texas prestigious One O'Clock Lab Band alumni Richard Thomas, from whom he received much of his jazz influence. He continued his educational career at UNT, receiving a Bachelor's of Science degree in 2015 in Learning Technology with specific studies in Music Production and Sound Design and a minor in Music. Alan also completed the UNT College of Music Theory and Aural Skills requirements to become Theory Proficiency Exam (TPE) Certified. After completing his degree at UNT, Alan enrolled in Point Blank Music College in London and received accreditation (Edexcel Level 3 Certification) in Electronic Music Production and Ableton Live DAW software. Alan has been performing in solo acts and with his twin brother, Nash, since they were 5. Alan has expanded into venues across Texas including Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton, Paris, Tyler, and Waco. In 2010, Alan and Nash collectively won the Student Musicians of the Year award from the Music Association of Central Texas (MACT). The same year, the duo took first place at the "Heartland's Got Talent" competition at the Heart of Texas Fair. Although Alan specializes in piano, he has also been trained in voice (solo and choral work), trombone, melodica, various percussion, music notation, and music production. He has helped lead many different worship groups throughout Texas, particularly at Church Under the Bridge in Waco, serving for many years as an accompanist. He has worked and still collaborates with many musicians/groups throughout Texas, while taking in students under his wing who want to learn the same unconventional yet effective mixture of ear training and music theory with practical piano pedagogy or any other available proficiency of preference.

Aidan

Aidan has taught at Creative Soul for nearly 9years and has a true love for teaching, performing & recording. He has performed locally with his band that has gotten acclaim in the Star Telegram & shares a Recording Company with his brother Johnny (who also teaches with us!). Aidan teaches Guitar/Bass/Drums/Trumpet/Uke & leads several of our Student Bands!

Erica

Completing her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education this Year, Top 10% of her Class, Received Honors for University Singers, 9 years of (classical) vocal training

Phebe

Phebe has her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Mississippi College. She has been featured in a wide variety of musical productions including Showboat, Songs for a New World, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. She also has served as soloist and soprano section leader at Fondren Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS. She has taught classes in music appreciation and music theory, as well as voice and piano lessons. She teaches voice and piano at Creative Soul. She believes in the importance of teaching each individual student in the way that’s best for them! Feeling comfortable, learning to perform, and having fun are all very important parts of becoming a musician!

Traysa

Traysa has been playing violin for 17 years, and has been teaching for nearly 10 years. She enjoys teaching all ages the joy of learning to play violin. To optimize performance ability, she strives to teach the proper techniques and music theory as well as encourages the student to work on trouble areas, while moving them along when they are ready to do so. Traysa teaches the traditional method, and uses fiddle music as well as folk and classical. She also plays violin at her church, and plays in a local orchestra. She loves to watch her students grow musically, and see how much they have progressed.

Meredith

Meredith is a singer, pianist and ukulele player new to the DFW area. For the past 3 years she has been teaching voice, piano and ukulele with Bossier Parish TAP Music program. Before that she graduated in 2015 with a BA in Sacred Music from Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, LA. Her performance history includes: premiering “Flowers of the Graves of War” at Carnegie Hall in New York with the Centenary College Choir (CCC), singing in St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican with the CCC, touring and singing at several cathedrals and church’s in Italy (2013), serving as a soloist in church’s across Germany, Czech Republic and Vienna with the CCC (2015) and serving as the soloist on several occurrences for the chamber group Camerata. Meredith also enjoys performing in Musical Theater and recently played Nancy in “Oliver!” at Emmet Hook Center Theater in Shreveport, LA. Aside from her performance experiences Meredith has loved teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. She has also served as the Youth Choir Director and Youth Bell Choir Director at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport. In her lessons with students Meredith likes to encourage students to find their true voice and teach them to enhance their voices to the best of their abilities.

Mary

Earning her Bachelor's Degree in Sax Performance, Mary is currently continuing her music pursuits at TWU working on her Master's Degree in Music Therapy. With a love for teaching, Mary also brings much Musical Theatre experience as well. We are excited to have her on our Creative Soul Team!

Jake K.

With a Music Production Certifcation from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Jake is a great addition to our Creative Soul Team! Jake enjoys applying elements of music theory to create musical tones and structures, including harmonies and melodies. He enjoys making music and sharing it through performance and improvisation. He has a passion and drive to succeed and wants to inspire others in their success as well.

Monica S.

With a Bachelor's Degree in Music Business from Dallas Baptist University, Monica has a love for teaching & helping students achieve success in their music pursuits. She enjoys teaching vocal techniques alongside how to read music & also serves as a Worship Assistant at Fielder Church in Arlington, Tx. We're excited to have her on our top notch Creative Soul team!

Matthew G.

Matthew is currently earning his degree in Music Education from UTA. Some of his honors include: NBC 5 News Interview ( 2016), String Quartet Performances at Dallas Heritage Village ( 2019 ), Performances at Bass Hall with Fort Worth Youth Orchestra UTA Music Department & his Yearly Scholarship at UTA. Mathew has a love for helping others achieve success in their music education & We're excited to have Mathew on our top notch Creative Soul team!

Gordon

Studying Education at the Musicians Institute and working as a Youth and Young Adult Music Director at Shield of Faith Christian Center for 8 years, Gordon has a love for learning, teaching & directing kids and adults alike. He enjoys helping students develop a love and appreciation for music and joy into becoming into the musicians they aspire to be. We're excited to have Gordon on our amazing Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Charlene

A member of the Motown Records family, performing & co-writing with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson & other greats, & with a #3 Hit on the Top 100, Charlene's bio is best read on here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlene_(singer) Early recording career She was born as Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo, which was later shortened to Charlene for her record label. In 1973, she signed with Motown and, using the moniker "Charlene Duncan", released two unsuccessful singles: "Relove/Give It One More Try" (M 1262) in July 1973[1] and, in January 1974, a cover of "All That Love Went to Waste" (M 1285) from the film A Touch of Class.[2] Charlene sought to find her niche at Motown by writing her own songs, doing demos for other artists (including Michael Jackson's "One Day in Your Life") and working with different producers and writers before finally being teamed-up with Ron Miller.[3] When her self-titled debut album (P6 10015S1) was released in November 1976 on Motown's Prodigal label, Charlene had dropped her surname (but, confusingly, the album still had "Charlene Duncan" printed on the spine).[4] In March 1977, the first single "It Ain't Easy Comin' Down" (P 0632F) went to #97 on the Hot 100 (and #23 on the AC chart). In May 1977, an album entitled Songs of Love (Prodigal, P610018S1) (with cover artwork by Patrick Nagel) was issued. It was a repackaged version of the Charlene LP with "Freddie" (an apparent tribute to Freddie Prinze, who had died that year) replacing "Shake a Hand" and the songs re-sequenced. Also, there is no spoken bridge in "I've Never Been To Me".[5] "Freddie" was released as a single (P 0633F) and reached #96 in the Hot 100 (and #40 on the AC).[6] A third single from the Charlene-Songs of Love collections would turn out to have not only an unusual lyrical evolution but also an unexpected chart odyssey. The lyrics to "I've Never Been to Me" were originally written by Ron Miller from a male perspective, but he rewrote them from a woman's viewpoint for Charlene, and on her debut album the ballad was recorded with a controversial narration to underscore the song's sentiment. On Songs of Love, the track omitted the spoken bridge; however, when this take was released as a single (P 0636F), it spent only three weeks in the Hot 100, peaked at #97 in October 1977 and then bounced off the chart.[7] When the song was revived in 1982, the rendition with the monologue (from the Charlene LP) was being played on the radio, so it was the version that Motown reissued. In 1978, a Charlene recording entitled "Are You Free", again produced by Ron Miller, appeared as a promotional single for the music label Ariola Records America. In addition to the Charlene/Songs of Love project, Charlene recorded a full album's length of material for Motown that was never even issued. In June 1980, Motown released one more single, "Hungry / I Won't Remember Ever Loving You" (M 1492F). The track "Hungry" was taken from the stage musical Daddy Goodness[8] and both cuts on the single were from the same collaborators of her biggest hit; however, this attempt failed and Motown decided to release the singer from its label.[9] Success of "I've Never Been to Me" Charlene recorded "I've Never Been to Me" in 1976, and the single reached #97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1977. When released again in 1982, the single (1611 MF) spent 23 weeks in the Hot 100, peaked at #3 and stayed there for three weeks.[6] It also reached #7 on the AC and #60 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The song has been her only Top 40 hit. In 1982, Scott Shannon, a disc jockey then working at Tampa radio station WRBQ-FM, began playing the version from the Charlene album (with the original spoken bridge) at the behest of his girlfriend, and response from local listeners was such as to motivate Shannon, a former Motown employee, to alert Motown president Jay Lasker of the track's hit potential. By this time, Charlene had lost her recording contract, moved to England and was working in a sweetshop in Ilford near London. Upon locating Charlene, Lasker personally telephoned her to invite her to re-sign with Motown in order to facilitate the re-release of "I've Never Been to Me". In 1976, Charlene's legal name was Charlene Duncan from her marriage to record producer Larry Duncan; by the time the song was re-released in 1982, her name was Charlene Oliver by her subsequent marriage to Englishman Jeff Oliver. The song's video was filmed at Blickling Hall, Norfolk, England, with Charlene appearing in her actual wedding dress. "I've Never Been to Me" was one of the year's biggest hits and experienced international success, reaching the #1 spot in the UK, Canada (4 weeks), Ireland (3 weeks), and Australia (6 weeks). It was also a Top Ten triumph in Norway, Belgium, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.[10] In addition, "I've Never Been to Me" became Motown's first Top Ten hit by a white female singer. (Only after leaving and suing Motown Records did Teena Marie score in 1985 with "Lovergirl".) Charlene even became one of a handful of artists on Motown Latino when she issued a Spanish-language cover of her hit called "Nunca he ido a mi" (1624LF). The concurrent release of her album, I've Never Been to Me (Motown 6009 ML), was also relatively successful, peaking at no. 36 on Billboard's Top 200. The LP mixed previously recorded tracks with some new material and featured two different covers: one showed Charlene in an elegant white dress with a bow and the other used her image in a moody pastel rendering. Over the years, memorable performances of "I've Never Been to Me" have appeared on TV shows such as Will & Grace and Desperate Housewives and in movies such as Shrek the Third in 2007 and You Were Never Really Here in 2017.[11] In the 2018 episode of Splitting Up Together entitled "Asking for a Friend", Jenna Fischer's Lena longingly begins singing the song to her children, prompting her youngest son, Milo, to question aloud if his mother is having a nervous breakdown. A popular choice for female impersonators, "I've Never Been to Me" was spotlighted as the opening number to the 1994 film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The cinematic satire showed Hugo Weaving lip-syncing in drag to Charlene's vocals. Charlene's original version of the sentimental ballad is also included on the soundtrack. Subsequent recordings and releases "It Ain't Easy Comin' Down" was recycled on the I've Never Been to Me LP and re-released as its second, follow-up single (1621 MF). The 1982 bid bubbled under at #109 and affixed an ending harmony, "It ain't easy without you," which is not on the album version. This rendition (with the extra harmony) was also used in the 1982 film, The Last American Virgin. Although the original Virgin compilation did not contain the cut, it has since been added to extended editions of the soundtrack, including 2004 and 2012 re-issues. When Charlene re-signed with Motown in 1982, Motown agreed not only to the mainstream production of a brand new album of material but also to the US release of a religious set she had already started with Chapel Lane Records in England.[12] The 1982 outing, The Sky Is the Limit (Motown 6024 ML), offers reflective gospel music with several songs penned by Charlene herself plus a cover of Lionel Richie's "Jesus Is Love". Toward the end of the year, Charlene also released a new single, "Used to Be" (1650 MF), a duet with Stevie Wonder which the authors-composers of "I've Never Been to Me" also wrote and composed. But it stalled in the Hot 100 at #46 (and reached #31 on the AC and #35 on the R&B). However, "Used to Be" did go to #13 on the Swiss Hitparade charts in December 1982.[13] The controversial lyrics of "Used to Be", which lamented an uncaring, self-centered society, caused some radio stations in the U.S. to refuse to play the single and facilitated its actual ban in the U.K. The lines deemed most unacceptable were delivered by Wonder in the song's first verse: "Have another Chivas Regal/You're 12-years old and sex is legal."[12][14] Peaking at #162 on Billboard's Top 200, Charlene's corresponding Used to Be album (Motown 6027 ML) was not as successful as the I've Never Been to Me LP. Highlights of Used to Be included a rendition of "You're Home", which had previously appeared in the stage musical Daddy Goodness[8], and a cover of "Heaven Help Us All", originally popularized by Stevie Wonder. Whereas Wonder's version of "Heaven" used the terms "black man" and "white man", Charlene's take altered the words to "poor man" and "rich man". Both "I've Never Been to Me" and "Used to Be" were ranked the third and fourth worst records of all time by Jimmy Guterman and Owen O'Donnell in their 1991 book The Worst Rock n' Roll Records of All Time. In 1984, Charlene co-produced a new LP, Hit & Run Lover (Motown 6090 ML), which showcased primarily up-tempo dance music and separated her from perennial producer Ron Miller and the Miller-Hirsch writing team responsible for much of her catalog. Although Charlene was offered the power ballad "We Belong", which soon after became a big hit for Pat Benatar, the song's inclusion on the album was opposed by executive producer Ray Singleton.[3] Motown furthered its attempt to revamp Charlene's image to appeal to new audiences by highlighting her in a segment of the film The Last Dragon, which was under development by Motown founder Berry Gordy. She and other Motown artists, including DeBarge and Vanity, were strategically placed in the film to appeal to the MTV craze of the time. Charlene's catchy pop song "Fire" was used along with a music video depicting her as a goddess. Although the film managed to improve some of the other artists' notoriety, by this time, Motown was turning to artists that were offering up the New Jack Swing sound that would dominate the late 1980s and early 1990s, leaving Charlene and many Motown artists behind. Charlene's appearance in the film did not improve her popularity, and she was dropped from the Motown roster once again in 1985. Attempted career revivals and most recent updates As of 2012, Charlene was residing in her native California with her family, and she was still recording. Under the name Charlene Oliver, she launched a website where her new dance/club/house music could be downloaded,[15] and which included such new releases as "Broken Women," "California Dreamin' (Dance)," "Emotional Scars," "I Wanna Be A Woman," "I Was You," "I've Never Been To Me (Dance)," "Oh Cecilia," "Sea of Tranquility," "Spirit of Woman," "Symphony For A Broken Piano," "There I'll Be," "(Why Can't) Time Stand Still" and "Used to Be," the last of which featured Stevie Wonder.[citation needed] In 2012, Charlene revamped a new video, attached to her club mix of "I've Never Been To Me", which could be found on media outlets such as YouTube. Charlene also wrote two books, which she also sold via her website. In 2013, Charlene was scheduled to release a new album through Gotham Records after a single called "Heard You on the Radio" became available on iTunes on October 22, 2012.[16] Legacy Because of her one big hit, Charlene became known as a high-profile one-hit-wonder. In 2002, she was featured on VH1's 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders show, where she ranked #75. It was stated in the program that her entry "expresses the post-'70s hangover." In 2006, "I've Never Been to Me" was released on SingStar Anthems, one of the popular SingStars.[citation needed] Charlene has re-released the song in the form of a downloadable dance remix.[17][18] Pandora Radio features a "Charlene" channel that includes songs such as "Johnny Doesn't Love Here Anymore", "If I Could See Myself", "Can't We Try", "Hey Mama" and others. Personal life Charlene has been married twice. She has three daughters.

Brady

Studying Music Education at the University of Guanjuato, Brady is bi-lingual (Spanish/English) and has a passion for teaching & music. He won the Jazz Choice Award 3 years in a row in High School and was All Region Band. As a Percussion Section leader for the Jacksboro Purple Pride Band, Brady's excitement for drums continued. He also won a Battle of the Bands competition with his local band. He can't wait to help cultivate a love for learning an instrument in our students.  With an upbeat, engaging personality and fire to teach music, Creative Soul is ecstatic to have Brady on our top rated Teacher Team!

Christy

Christy has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the prestigious Music Program at the University of North Texas. With a love for kids and teaching, she taught Middle School & Elementary Choir. With an engaging personality, students love, Christy is excited to be a part of our Creative Soul Faculty Family!

Dexter C.

With a Bachelor's of Arts in Music from Texas Wesleyan University, Dexter C. has a love for teaching guitar that he can't wait to pass on to his students! As a local freelance musician, and Lead/Rhythm Guitarist for Big E & The Funkytown Express, Dexter C. gives relevance to his teaching by performing locally at venues around DFW. His awards include Silver Medal at ACT-SO National Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada (2014) & Presidents Honors Concert 2017, 2018, 2019 with his university. He also has a love for community service, volunteering for local organizations such as Rebuilding Together & Habitat for Humanity, has served Nursing Homes through performances & a designer/muralist at North Crowley High School. In his commitment to community service, he also volunteers with Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. We are excited to have Dexter on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Jackson

A musician & performer at heart, Jackson loves teaching music & training students in pushing themselves to the next level in their lessons. Performing in choirs & bands since he was 8 years old, Jackson brings the elements and importance of performance as well to his instruction. He was vocally trained in everything from opera to scream and enjoys teaching a variety of musical genres tailored to each student's goal sets. Studying at University of North Texas, we are excited to have Jackson on our amazing Creative Soul Faculty!

Angel

Angel was a musician for the US Army All-American Marching Band. He was hand selected to play among top musicians across the United States to form a 125-member All-American Band. As a Multi-tenor percussionist of All-American Drumline, he trained and learned from elite musicians and educators to perfect a half-time show & performed the half-time show for All-American Bowl football game live on NBC TV Network. He was also the Percussion Lead for Regnum Christi & received Outstanding Percussionist Award & 2nd place - Percussion ensemble competition for Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Outstanding Muti-Tenor for the Drums Lonestar competition & 1st place - Plano Drumline Competition & 1st place - Lonestar Drumline Competition. He also was a Lead Percussionist for Music Ministry, organized and helped lead worship for events, and coordinated music rehearsals along with musical accompaniment, Performed for church events, spiritual retreats, and outings & served as a mentor for youth 1st- 12th grade. We are excited to have Angel on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Roland

Having spent decades in as a Music & Band Director in School ISDs, Roland is excited to continue to help our students meet their musical learning goals at Creative Soul! With experience teaching all instruments - from piano to wind instruments to trumpet, flute, clarinet, oboe, tuba you name it! - Creative Soul is ecstatic to have him on our top notch Faculty Team!

Mary Jane

Mary Jane has a vast and deep teaching experience, having taught in local ISD's for the past 29 years in Texas. As a choir director and teacher, she has a love for helping her students reach success and achieve their goals. We are so excited to have Mary Jane on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Sophia

Finishing up her Bachelor's of Arts in Music Therapy from Texas Women's University & earned her Associate of Arts in Music from San Jacinto College. She is a Choral Performer for Texas Music Educators Association, having performed with one of select few women’s ensembles to perform at the centennial annual conference. She also is a Choral Performer with the American Choral Directors Association, and performed with the TWU Concert Choir at the sixtieth national conference. With years of experience as a performing artist and a love for helping others, Sophia is enthusiastic & recognized for musical proficiency and scholarly achievement. Creative Soul is ecstatic to have her on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Kelsey

Currently majoring in Music from Texas Woman's University, Kelsey is working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Arts & Music. With a love for teaching & all things Violin, Kelsey has worked with students of all ages, including from Pre-school through High School. She performed locally as an Orchestra Member for the Arlington Youth Symphony Orchestra (2012-2016). She also attended the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy. We love having Kelsey on our amazing Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Caleb

Caleb has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Southeast Missouri State University. He graduated with a 4.0 Grade Point Average and loves to achieve, with honors and awards including the Outstanding Piano Composer Award, the Duane Langley Musician Award & honors in Choral Conducting, Aural Skills II, & 20th Century Technique. He also enjoys his time as the Associate Pastor of Worship at First Baptist Church of Alvarado. We're ecstatic to have Caleb on our top notch amazing Creative Soul Faculty!

Rachel

Rachel is current earning her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Tarleton State University & University of North Texas. She was in several marching bands & orchestras, including The Sound and the Fury Marching Band & The Green Brigade Marching Bands, . She is also a member of the Denton Bible Orchestra and helped with Tarleton Hosting UIL for band and choir. She also has experience as an Orchestra Member for Methodist Church of Big Springs. With her fun personality and creative nature, we're ecstatic to have Rachel on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Erik

Studying Modern Music in Drums from Visible Music College, Erik is a professionally trained drummer with 15 years experience in stage performance. As a Musician and drummer for worship team at Munger Place Church in Dallas, Christian Ministries Church & Plymouth Park Baptist Church, he also performed worship nights with a Dallas Jazz Quartet. With experiences in most playing styles, including Rock/Pop, Alternative, Jazz, Latin, Hip-Hop/Rap, and Worship, Erik has mastered the 40 drum rudiments, as well as having the ability to sight read drum charts in the genres listed above. He also enjoys transcribing drum charts using Finale. He is excited to help more young musicians develop their craft on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Morgan

Morgan has a love for singing & music and is currently earning her Bachelor's in Music at the University of Arlington. She is part of University Singers at UTA, with performances as the lead role, songwriting & contributions to arrangements for RISE A Cappella, I'll Live Project, Ragtime! The Musical, & Google It. She's also worked on composing for TCC Choir. Her other achievements include: TMEA Two Year College All State Choir 2015-2017, 2nd Place Quarter Finals ICCA 2018, 1st Semi-Finals ICCA 2018, 4th Nationals ICCA 2020, 1st Place Quarter Finals ICCA 2020 & A&R Team for UTA Student Records. We're excited to have Morgan on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Allison

With a heart for teaching and working with kids, Allison is currently earning her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas of Arlington. She was a Supplemental Instruction Leader at Tarrant County College. She also has a love for other performing arts in directing,stage management and other technical aspects of theatre, acting as Elsa in English Children's Gala Musical with Korean Musical Company in Busan, South Korea. She also had professional acting experience at Hardin-Simmons University & other venues such as Casa Manana. She was awarded All-Star Cast and Honorable Mention All-Star Cast by UIL One-Act Play & a Superior rating on multiple UIL State solos and ensembles. She also was part of the audition-only TMEA All-District and All-Region choirs.

Graham

Graham has Bachelor's Degree with Secondary Teaching Certification from University of Texas at Arlington. He enjoys tutoring kids one on one, and has worked in FWISD teaching a variety of ages and areas. We're ecstatic to have Graham on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Colton

Colton is a pianist and vocalist who relocated to the DFW area from Victoria, Texas. Though having worked three years as a process engineer at a chemical plant, he maintained his passion for music that began at age 9 when he began piano lessons. In Victoria, he participated in multiple worship groups as a freelance worship pianist, and he led worship for 5 years at his home church, Martin Luther Lutheran Church. He also was the keyboardist for a band called Redeem a Nation in High School, and he participated in choir and men’s chorus during high school and college respectively. No longer living in his hometown, Colton is ready to take his music career to the next level, aspiring to be a full-time indie musician and songwriter. His specialties include classic rock, contemporary Christian, video game music, and his own original songs. He also plans to learn violin in the near future, taking his inspiration from Lindsey Stirling, so look out for possible violin lessons in the future as well! He is excited for the new opportunities that he will have to grow as a musician and as a person, as well as the opportunities to help others of all ages do the same. Colton feels that musicians need to learn to be forgiving of themselves and of others during practice and during performance. This way, they can can learn from their mistakes and grow rather than allow the mistakes to weigh them down and to prevent them from going forward.

Donicio

Donicio has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Wyoming. He has a Teaching Certification in Music for K-12, and a love for all things teaching music! He worked with UW Presents, a cultural presenting series at the university - overseeing audience and performance logistics, accommodating performer and patron needs, and helping to make the performances a success. As a Music Theory Instructor at the University, he taught and reviewed material for aural theory at a collegiate level. He has also counseled 6th-12th grade music students, and worked with the Grand Teton Music FestivalStage Crew. He also served on the University of Wyoming Student Advisory Council, was President of the Jazz Advocates of Wyoming, Vice President of the National Association for Music Education, & performed as a Musician for the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble (2016 - 2020), Dizzys Club Coca-Cola: WJE with Terell Stafford (2017), WJE: Winds of the Snowys (CD) (2018), Jazz Educators Network: WJE with Terell Stafford (2019), New Image Band (2012 - current), Basmati Band (2017 - current), Whitney Center Jazz Orchestra (2019), UW Wind Symphony (2016 - 2019). We are ecstatic to have Donicio be a part of our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team & Family!

Jessica

Jessica has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has 9 years of music training accompanied with 15 years of volunteer work in churches as the lead pianist with fellow orchestra. She loves working with kids and helping her students through a holistic approach to music instruction that promotes the student's physical, mental, and emotional development. She says she is also "passionate about the increase in quality of life and improvement of students' sense of self-worth and self-esteem through music learning."  Creative Soul is elated to have Jessica on our top notch Faculty team!

Luke

Luke has a love for all things Drums, teaching & music! Currently studying at TCC, Luke has a positive attitude that is inspiring to his students. He started Percussion through Marching Band in Middle School and loves to team with others to help them achieve their goals for success. We are excited to have Luke on our Creative Soul outstanding faculty!

Josh

Josh graduated Summa Cum Laude from Louisiana College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Worship Leadership Degree. He is currently working toward his Master's Degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth TX towards a Masters of Music in Worship Leadership. He has nearly 10+ years of classical & collegiate training on various instruments, 8+ years in Marching Band (Percussion Section), 2+ years music theory training conducting training & conducting church choir experience. He has well trained ears, with Innate sense of Perfect Pitch, which is a heightened discernment of notes, intervals, and intonation. He also enjoys Composing, having written over 25 songs written, over 35 co-written/arranged, many more in progress. His leadership training includes: Student leader of Louisiana College Chapel Band, Leader of LC Baptist Collegiate Ministry Worship, Leadership in churches, student and music ministry, Leadership of an independent band, Levi Square & Independent study of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast. His internships included Music Ministry & Worship Leading at First Baptist Church & Longview Baptist Church in Lousiana. Creative Soul is elated to have Josh on our outstanding Faculty Team!

Patrick

Patrick has a Bachelor's Degree from the prestigious Texas Christian University. He has a love for everything Guitar & Bass and has experience in training & teaching on those Instruments for 15+ years. He loves to improv and composing in any key. We are excited to have Patrick on our outstanding Creative Soul Faculty!

Mark

Mark studied Music Education at the prestigious University of North Texas. With a heart for people and teaching, Mark is classically trained. He also taught Elementary Piano at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. His other achievements include THCA Activity Professional of the Year (2015). We are excited to have Mark on our Creative Soul Team!

Leigh

Leigh received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon Institute and her Masters Degree in Music from the University of Texas. She is a founding member and first violinist of the Tosca String Quartet. She has toured the world twice with David Byrne and the Tosca Strings. She has performed and recorded with David Byrne, Ray Benson, Bob Schneider, Dixie Chicks, Kip Winger, Blondie Chaplin, Heather Greene and Susanna Baca, and has played on the soundtracks for Waking Life (2001) Ladron, Borderland, and El Cantante and the PBS documentary Last Best Hope. She is also a member of Govertango, BARBWIRE, American Repertory Ensemble, Golden Hornet Project, Erik and the She-Wolves, Austin Lyric Opera, and the Austin Chamber Music Center. An avid tango violinist, she has participated in master classes in Buenos Aires by renowned tango violinists Mauricio Marcelli and Raul Gallo. She was nominated for the Austin Critic’s Table Award for her performance of Augusta Read Thomas’ Spirit Musings. Creative Soul is ecstatic to have her on our top notch faculty team!

John

An avid musician & performer, John has 34 years of professional performing experience in various bands locally in DFW. He enjoys teaching a variet of music including Piano, Guitar, Drums & Bass. As a dad, John shares our mission for growing young minds musically and understands the important impact of music on so many families. We are ecstatic to have John on our amazing Creative Soul Faculty!

CJ

CJ has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Point University in West Point, GA. He loves to teach all ages of students from little ones through adults to further develop their understanding and appreciation for music. His instructing goals are to develop a fun, relaxed, and creative learning environment and tailor lessons to each student's learning ability and individual interests, allowing each student to grow towards his or her full potential. He also enjoys partnering with parents to develop student progress and good practice habits, and enhances students' understanding of music theory through professional resources. He has served as a Musician for various local & abroad churches including Grace City Community Church, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, and others, helping to work with Choir Leaders & Ministry Directors to ensure smooth services. We are ecstatic to have CJ on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Tanner

Having graduated from the famous Berklee College of Music with a Degree in Guitar Performance/Jazz Composition. Tanner is also an experienced Professional Musician, Bandleader and Composer with 7 years of training and extensive performance experience. With a love for teaching, he has a strong desire for students to succeed.  He skillfully balances maintaining discipline with warmth during rehearsals, leading Contemporary Worship Bands at First United Methodist Church in Arlington. He also composes and performs in many musical genres and styles. We are ecstatic to have Tanner on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Micah

Micah is a Multi-instrumentalist with 6+ years of teaching experience to all ages in private and group lessons geared towards developing a passion, interest and inspiration for music. With a Bachelor's Degree and Music Minor in Performance for Cello from Northwestern State University, Micah has also enjoyed teaching in various music programs, childcare centers and Academy for the Arts. Micah loves to build confidence in our students by encouraging them to overcome stage fright by preparing them to play or sing in front of an audience. He also loves incorporating life lessons and skills using creative, age-appropriate songs alongside individually tailored curriculum to make learning more interesting and adventurous. He believes in helping students push through "mental barriers using self-composed songs to create a stress-free environment for education" that is fun and engaging. We are ecstatic to have Micah on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Justin

Justin Smith is composer and multi instrumentalist with a wide variety of genre experience and a love of all music, whether it be playing or teaching! Justin has worked in music industry for around 7 years, creating music for companies like Adidas, Animation, Short films and video games. With experience and passion for music, Justin is ready to turn students into accomplished musicians & excited rockstars! We are ecstatic to have Justin on our top notch Creative Soul Team!

Caylee

Caylee is currently earning her Bachelor's Degree in Music at Tarrant County College.  As part of our Creative Soul Family, it all comes full circle for us as Caylee was a student, performer & Battle of the Bands Winner in our very own Student Band Group Classes & Competitions for many years in her youth. She has a positive experience and legacy to pass on to our students now as a Faculty team member with Creative Soul. At Trinity Preparatory Academy, she also enjoyed serving in the Service Choir. With a love for all things Guitar and Bass, she helped in numerous local performances as sound booth technician and band support. We are ecstatic to have Caylee with us on our Creative Soul Faculty!

Cody

Cody is a diverse and skilled musician in a multitude of instruments including guitar, violin, bass, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer & singing! He has a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts, graduating with Honors from Western New Mexico University. With a warm personality and heart for teaching, he also enjoys Songwriting and Composition and performing locally with other musicians. We're excited to have Cody on our top notch Faculty team!

Fernando

Fernando has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from Texas Wesleyan University and a TX Associate of Arts in Music from Tarrant County College. He enjoyed performing in the TCC chamber ensemble festival clinic session with Trio Oriens (2018). His other awards include: TCC Communication, Arts and Entertainment Department Award recipient (2018 & 2019), Michael Edwin Brooks, Jr Music scholarship(2017-2018), 3rd Place in Under the Clock Tower's Writing Competition (2017), President's Honors Concert (2021), Jim Barros Music Scholarship (2018-2019), TCC Sonata club music ensemble scholarship (2018-2019). He was also a devoted Member of the Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir TMEA (2020). Originally from Peru, Fernando has a heart for helping the community and supporting education. Since moving to the US, he has been able to continuededicating his time to helping communities in need through my church and school, assisting others in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. His other performance and collaborations include:Chamber music13th Annual Duo-Piano Competition February 13, 2021Disney Spectacular September 14, 2019, Valentine Extravaganza- Sonata Club (2019), Metroplex piano students recital- (2018-2019) Tarrant County College-String ensemble recital (2019), Metroplex piano students recital April 2018. Tarrant county college-Chamber Music for Piano and Strings Concert (2018), Choir concerts/OperasOpera Brown Bag (2019), A Night at the Opera with the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra and Tarrant County Collegevocal ensemble (2018), Tarrant County College – Orchestra concert (2018). We are so excited to have Fernando on our amazing Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Jonathan

As a Composer, Music Theorist, and Mult-Instrumentalist, Jonathan "Jon" has a love for a variety of instruments and musical genres. He's currently earning his Master of Arts in Music Composition Summa Cum Laude from the world renown University of North Texas. He also has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition and Theory from from Appalachian State University. He also enjoyed studying Irish Traditional Music Studies through the University College at Cork. As a UNT Lab Student, he tutored students in music theory, composition, aural skills, and music history, and facilitated group exam review activitieswith students. As a Music Ministry Intern at Alliance Bible Fellowship, he assisted in the production of weekly worship services, including live sound engineering, audio recording and editing,transcription/arranging, and music performance. His other accomplishments include: Student Director - ASU Irish Ensemble (2018 - 2020), Composition Area Representative for Dean’s Student Advisory Council (2017 - 2018), & Music Composition & Performance Coordinator at High Country Herbarium Art Exhibition (2018). With a heart for teaching, Jonathan is an attentive listener with flexible Instrument Proficiencies in Piano, 16 yearsMandolin (incl. tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki), 6 yearsGuitar, 5 yearsViola, ,2 yearsOther: bass guitar, tin whistle, ocarina, bodhran, ukulele, horn, upright bass, harmonica, Irish flute, fiddle. His Performing Ensemble Experience include: the UNT Baroque Orchestra, Worship Music, ASU Collegium Musicum, ASU Irish Ensemble, Collaborative Pianist 2017, 2019, ASU Jazz Ensemble II,  Miranda Stone’s Recital Combo, ASU Concert Band, Appalachian Chorale. We are ecstatic to have Jonathan on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Caleb

Caleb is a Singer & Songwriter with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Music with a Concentration in Voice from the world renown University of North Texas Music Program. With 10+ years of Choral Experience, he has a love for all things singing, producing & composing. As a Youth Musician Director at Bethlehem Baptist Church, he lead Sunday Worship fo the youth bands & choirs, conducting weekly rehearsals and providing musical accompaniment for Church Services & Events. His other leadership & performance achievements include All-State Choice Member(2015-2017), UNT Men's Solo Choir Soloist (2019), and High School Student Director (2017). We are ecstatic to have Caleb on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Martin

Martin has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Texas and an Associate in Arts in Music & Jazz Piano. He is a Church Musician and Audio Engineer at the Templo De Celebracion, where he collaborates with musicians and singers and the rest of the media team to carry out impactful worship services and events. He also manages their audio and sound production for livestream. Spanish Speaking & with a love for teaching, we are ecstatic to have Martin on our Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Cara-Lee

Cara has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University. Her theatre debuts include: Oklahoma in Concert, Rimers ofEldritch, Heart in the Ground, at Missouri State University,  Spring Awakening at Spectra Theatre Co.,  Hairspray at Plaza Theatre Co. & Bye Bye Birdie at Artisan Center Theatre. We are excited to have Cara-Lee on our amazing Creative Soul Faculty!

Raquel

Raquel is currently earning a Bachelor's Degree in Music with Teaching Certificate from UTA and an Associates of Music from Tarrant County College. Her emphasis is All-Level Instrumental with Orchestra emphasis. Her other achievements include: Dean's List for College of Liberal Arts & is a Texas Music Educators Association Member. We are ecstatic to have Raquel on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty! 

Spencer

Spencer has a Bachelor's Degree in Music & Business from the world renown University of North Texas. He has a passion for all thingsmusic performance, production, and jazz history. From Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington to Roy Hargrove and Maria Schneider, Spencer has extensive knowledge of the evolution of jazz and its recorded history. In 2017, Spencer worked alongside the Toshi Clinch Big Band in recording Vesuvius, a 10-track jazz album recorded at Echo Labs in Argyle Tx. In his teaching, he loves to focus on establishing solid fundamentals (reading, tone, basic theory, history, and technique) while still making it engaging to young students and intermediates. In 2017, Spencer spent 3 days at Echo Labs to record Vesuvius, a 10-track jazz album with UNT alumni. Led by the arranging talents of Toshi Clinch and Drew Zaremba, this 26-piece band recorded a professional quality product covering various styles of jazz. While studying at UNT, Spencer was able to study under some of the best trumpet instructors in the country. This includes Jay Saunders, Mike Steinel, Rodney Booth, Tonya Darby, John Holt, and Allen Vizzutii. Spencer has also performed with multiple jazz ensembles including several lab bands, Latin Jazz, the Zebra Fusion Band, and several non-university bands. Spencer is looking to give back to the music community and is interested in teaching the next generation of musicians. With the knowledge gained by some of the finest, he hopes he can prepare young musicians with the skills they will need for college and a career in music. We are ecstatic to have Spencer on our Creative Soul Faculty!

Amaryah

Amaryah is currently earning her Bachelor's Degree in Songwriting from Visible Music College.  With a love for teaching & education, Amaryah focuses on cultivating a productive, compassionate & engaging learning environment. She thrives in building and developing young minds to strive for success through msuic. She also served on the team at the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum - an exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution. We are ecstatic to have Amaryah on our team!

Isaiah

Isaiah has a Bachelor's Degree from Ferris State University and has a love for music and all things piano, guitar & bass. We are excited to have Isaiah join our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Bradley

Bradley has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. His honors include Best Performer at the Grammy Museum's 3rd Annual Soundstage Showdown (2018), Best Jazz Jury Performance (2017), and Runner up for AGD Song of the Year (2020). He is an enthusiastic musician excited to help students succeed through music. He also lead the University of Arkansas at Monticello's project ensemble band, performing at various university events and currently as a local performing musician. He served as recruiting ambassador for the Jazz Band across Southeast Arkansas. We are ecstatic to have Bradley on our fantastic Creative Soul Faculty!

Ashton

Ashton has a BM in Worship Studies from Liberty Univsersity, with honors including LU Dean's Lister from 2015 to 2019, Hall Leadership from 2016-2019, Mathena Family Worship Scholarship, & Honors Student from 2015-2018. Ashton's goal is to help students achieve their vocal goals frombeginner to intermediate in almost anystyle. She prioritizes healthy singing anddeveloping the singer's artistic style in her instruction. She enjoys seeing grow their talent and hone theirskill, helping themachieve even greater things in the future. We are excited to have Ashton on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

David H.

David has a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the world renown University of North Texas. He also attended the famous Booker T. Washington HSPVA in Dallas. He is a Worship Musician & Arranger for Southcliff Church. As a Professional musician, writer and arranger in a wide variety of roles, styles, and settings, he has performed in a professional context on various instruments including electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, voice, bass, mandolin and banjo. We are ecstatic to have David on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Tess

Tess is currently earning her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the prestigious and world renown University of North Texas Music Program. It is such a joy to have Tess on our Creative Soul Faculty since she has been a Creative Soul student for the past 3 and a half years as well! Her other accomplishments include: Mustang Jazz Choral Ensemble where she earned 1 out of only 16 spots. She also was in her Varsity Mixed Choir, the Second highest choral ensemble offering in the GHS Choir Program. In the Concert Women Choir (2017-2018), she participated as the highest ensemble honor for freshmen.  Other Musical Accolades: TMEA Texas Music Scholar (2018-19,2019-20. 2020-21), Exemplary Musicianship Award, UIL Soloand Ensemble (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20), Grapevine HS Choir & Outstanding Junior(2019-20). We are ecstatic to be inspired by our very own Creative Soul students achieve their musical goals & give back to our Creative Soul community by teaching with us! We love having Tess on the team!

Jack

Jack is currently earning his Bachelor's Degree Texas Christian University. As a member of several distinguished choirs including ACDA MN All-StateHonor Choir, ACDA MidwestRegional Honor Choir, ACDA Midwest StateHonor Choir & SEC MN RegionalHonor Choir, he also is a member of the TCU Concert Chorale, The TCU University Singers, and The Horned Tones of TCU.  He was also a performer for Woodbury Community Theatre, Aspire Academy Show Choir, and The Loft Stage at East Ridge High School. His accolades include:  a 1500 score on his SAT, a TCU scholarship award winner of the Costello Family Scholarship for the School of Music, Deans Scholarship & TCU Scholar. He also received Varsity letters in Choir and Theatre. With an excitement for teaching, we love having Jack on our amazing Creative Soul Faculty team!

Rowan

Rowan is currently earning his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Texas. He is a Junior Radio Reporter at RAM Radio, doing sound board, editing & live event productions. He also has a love for teaching and is a Preschool Teacher at First United Methodist Church. He enjoys performing with his Band locally, and finds great joy in sharing musical abilities and inspiring others to do the same. We are ecstatic to have Rowan on our Creative Soul Faculty!

Gladis

Gladis is currently earning her Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Texas Christian University. She has a great enthusiasm and passion for music, learning and making an impact on younger generations through music education. Also having Music Performance studied at the University of Southern Mississippi, she completed her Bachelor of Science and Humanities with music orientation from Honduras National School of Music. She has various orchestral experience as well in the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra at the University of Southern Mississippi as the Second Flute & Piccolo Player and also First Flute at the Philharmonic Orchestra of Honduras (2016-2018). She also enjoyed participating in The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band at the University of Southern Mississippi. She took part in the Flute Intensive and Orchestra Program at Masterworks Festival at the Music Festival at Converse College in South Carolina, and also was a member of the Youth Symphony Orchestra in Honduras National School of Music. Her other accomplishments include performing in:  II, III Central America Philharmonic Encounter Gala Concert. ( 2015 and 2016), III and IV Youth Symphonic Camp YOA (2016 and 2018, International Flute Festival 2014, 2016 and 2018 all in Honduras, International Flute Festival (2017) in Panama, Southern Flute Festival (2019 and 2020) University of Southern Mississippi, & Mid-South Flute Festival (2020) University of North Alabama. We are ecstatic to have Gladis on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Cedtrese

Cedtrese is currently earning her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dallas Baptist University and has an Associates of Arts Degree as well. She has a robust background in Music, including theory, performance, composition, arrangement and a passion for education and teaching. She received the Musician As Entrepreneur Internship at Bible Way Community Baptist Church in Irving, where was involved with the Music Ministry and Praise and Worship Teams there. We are ecstatic to have Cedtrese on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Lyn

Lyn is currently earning her B.M. in Performance from Texas Christian University and has a love for all things music and teaching. She participated in the TCU Flute Festival as a studio member, demonstrating improvisation in a baroque pop workshop as well as performing in a small ensemble Full Symphony Orchestra. She was Principal flutist for the Martin High School Symphony Orchestra and Performed for the Midwinters Superintendent Conference January 2020. She also performed in the TMEA Convention as the Full Honor Orchestra(2019) & Wind Symphony Principal flutist for the Martin High School Wind Symphony. She was head section leader during marching season and concert season. She received Honors & Awards 1st division in Martin High School Solo contest (2017-2019) and was 1st division in UIL Solo and Ensemble (2017- 2019). She is also a recipient of the John Phillips Sousa Award (2020) & Silver Feather Band Award (2020). We are ecstatic to have Lyn on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Jesus

Jesus is currently earning his Bachelor's Degree in Music from the prestigious and world renown Music Program at University of North Texas. With a love for all things Guitar and Bass, Jesus has an excitement for learning and teaching. We are ecstatic to have Jesus on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty!

Chris

Chris has an Associate of Arts (A.A) from New Tribes Bible InstituteAssociate of Arts (A.A.) & Religion/Religious Studies Certificate from Word of Life Bible Institute. He also enjoyed touring professionally through Dynasty RecordsDrummer for 2 years.  As a professionally touring musician, Chris loved all things Drums, Guitar, & Bass! He can't wait to inspire his students locally through teaching with Creative Soul and we're ecstatic to have him on our top notch Faculty team!

Reynaldo

Reynaldo has a Bachelor's in Music Education from Texas Wesleyan University with an emphasis on instrumental teaching. His awards include: Texas Wesleyan Music Scholarship, UIL Region Orchestra, UIL Solo and Ensemble Division I, & the Fort Worth ISD Gold Seal Program: Fine Arts Award Recipient. We are excited to have Reynaldo on our outstanding Creative Soul Faculty!

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Naikai

Naikai has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Texas Woman’s University and an Associate’s Degree in Art Field of Study Music from Hill College. She thrives in the areas of Musical Theatre style singing, Classical style singing, and Sight reading/singing. She also share a love for Composition - turning poetry into song and performing as a local musician. Her other awards include: Who’s Who in America (2017) for excelling in arts while maintaining above average GPA and Dean's List 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020. She enjoyed her time in a Music Fraternity as the President 2016-2017 & Vice President 2015-2016. We are excited to have Naikai on our outstanding Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Bo

Bo loves to teach music. He believes that music is a language, a useful form of communication as well as an artform. With 10+ plus yearsof teaching experience from private instruction as well as classroom K-12, he enjoys teaching a variety of instruments to a multitude of ages and skillsets, helping students accomplish their musical goals. He attended Prescott College in Arizona, composing music over zoom for Prescott Project. His music was played over the radio in Phoenix, AZ. He studied Individualized Studies with Music Ed Concentration at the Virginia State University as well. He was also founder of the UPhi Band Organization there. We are ecstatic to have Bo on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Kevin

Kevin is a Music educator and performer in percussion, with a passion for helping students discover their potential and the joy of music, whileat the same time, teaching and inspiring them to achieve their very best in music and all they do. He has a Bachelor's of Music in Music from the University of Texas at Austin. His emphasis included Theory/Composition with Honors. He also has his Performance Recital Certificate from UT Austin & his Texas Teaching Certificate. His other experince includes: Assistant Band Director, Northside Independent School District – San Antonio, TX where he served as director for sub non-varsity and non-varsity bands; Assisted with varsity bands, and served as director for drumline, jazz band, percussion ensemble, bucket group, steel drum band, beginning percussion and woodwind classes, assisted in low brass. We are ecstatic to have Kevin on our top notch Creative Soul Faculty Team!

Robin

Robin is a Professional Singer-Songwriter & Actress, TV Graphics operator and show host and producer. She is also Artistic Director at Unity Church of Dallas. As Artistic Director of Studio B Performing Arts Theatre in Flower Mound, she was the Executive Producer of all shows & helped to develop youth programs in theater disciplines. We are ecstatic to have her on our Creative Soul Team!