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.


Antwan grew up performing music in a town of Meridian, MS! He and his wife has been living in Dallas, TX for at least 5 months. He’s a graduate of the University of Southern Miss with a Bachelor’s in Jazz Studies on the Saxophone. Antwan was a head middle school Band Director and also an assistant high school director for 3 years in MS. Learning to play and to be able to teach all wind instruments, piano, and percussion/drums was a very challenging, but humbling experience! Antwan always had a passion for performing, but also love teaching just as much. Students need a mentor in their life to show them how to succeed not just musically, but with life challenges as well, and this is why Antwan is apart of Creative Soul Music School!

What Antwan Teaches:
Student Bands
Orchestra Instruments


Rebekah, from Godley, Texas, is a pianist, singer, songwriter, and has recently dived into the world of playing the cello as well. She is a recent graduate of Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas where she received her bachelors degree in music business. She began playing piano approximately ten years ago, not knowing that this side hobby would develop into a deep passion for music. Her primary instrument of study while in college was piano, although she also participated in either Chamber Choir or Select Women’s Ensemble for the entirety of her time at Tarleton, and had the great honor of traveling to New York City with the Tarleton Chamber Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall. Rebekah also began playing piano on the worship team at her church in Granbury, Texas five years ago. Here Rebekah realized the power of music and how it can transform lives. She now is a co-lead singer and songwriter on the worship team, known as The Beloved, and they are very excited to record and release their first album later this year. Becoming a lead singer for the team, however, was quite a bit of a journey for Rebekah. Rebekah has loved to sing ever since she was a little girl, but was always too afraid to sing publicly. That all changed a few years ago when she attended a songwriting retreat held by the worship team she was playing piano for. At this retreat she wrote a song and through much coercion sang it to the team. Little did she know this simple act would create a profound effect in her life. Not only did the band learn the song, but she went on to lead it at church, thus beginning her journey to becoming a lead singer in the group. She later went through the process of copyrighting that song, which will be featured on the group’s upcoming album. This song would then lead to a new passion for Rebekah- songwriting- as well as a new mission to help other musicians who struggle with fear and insecurities to realize their full potential and accomplish their dreams. Rebekah is excited for her present and future musical adventures and would love to see her students excited about their musical journeys as well! She is very excited to be a part of Creative Soul School of Music and the amazing mission they have to impact lives through music.


Cydney, age 26, graduated with a Bachelors in Music and Worship Ministry in December 2017. Singing for as long as she can remember, she also plays the piano, ukulele, and enjoys songwriting as well. Her favorite movie is a tie between the Avengers series and Beauty and the Beast. She really loves to watch kids grow and see how they see the world around them. She believes a child's imagination and creativity is a wonderful thing that should be nurtured. She can't wait to help your child use music as an outlet for their creative mind.

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.”


Caitlin was born and raised in the DFW metroplex and has been involved with music and children for nearly 5 years. She’s performed in talent shows, school choir competitions and church events since the age of 13. While many may enjoy working with children, they are Caitlin’s heart and delight. At the age of seventeen, Caitlin became an assistant director for a ministry called Children of Glory where she helped direct children’s worship teams and services. Since then, she has been involved with multiple worship teams and children’s ministries, dedicating herself to the development of children through the expression of music. Caitlin teaches piano, knowing that one gains so much more than just the ability to play the instrument. How valuable is it to learn a skill that ultimately improves speech, language, memory, attention, and even the ability to convey your thoughts better vocally? She has a deep love for music and is excited to teach this valuable skill to children whodesire to develop their creative souls through lessons at Creative Soul School of Music.


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.


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.


Jillian developed a love for music at a young age. She began playing piano when she was four, and when she picked it back up at a later age, she realized she didn’t want a life without music and began to pick up other instruments such as violin, guitar, ukulele and mandolin. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Music Business at Evangel University. Her main goal is to individualize lessons to the student and tailor to their needs. Her dream is to continue composing music and grow her music producing abilities. Her engaging and upbeat personality, and patience with her students makes her a top notch Creative Soul Instructor. Her love for teaching and going the extra mile in lessons and life is an inspiration to her students and team.


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.


Starting with Jazz Band in High School, Jerome, grew to becoming Leader of the locally famous band Spoonfed Tribe Band for the past 20 years! He Co-Produced all 9 Albums with this band. He also performs with another locally acclaimed band 57 Sauce for the past 10 years. He has been teaching for 10 years, several of which have been at Creative Soul. He has a passion for helping students grow in their music potential through individual lessons and in group setting such as our group classes & bands. To learn more about Jerome, check out this article made about Jerome in the Dallas Voyager - http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-brandon-jerome-bristow-spoonfed-tribe-fort-worth/


Rowdy, an accomplished Guitarist, has been teaching at Creative Soul for over 4+ years! He also has much experience performing locally with his band.


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!


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 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!


Learning to sing from his mom while sitting on the piano bench at her teaching studio as a child, Simon wanted to play along. Piano soon gave way to his first guitar, his first rock band and school orchestra. After high school, Simon attended DePauw University, where he studied creative writing, theatre, piano, jazz guitar, violin and competed in the harrowing track and field discipline known as “steeplechase”. After school, Simon landed a job at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music where he taught and studied fiddle, mandolin, banjo, upright bass and guitar from some of the world’s best educators of American folk music. Before finding a home in Fort Worth, Simon made stops in the Arkansas Ozarks and Austin where he taught both at The School of Rock and developed an early childhood music and movement curriculum for preschools based on music from his Kindie (kid + indie) Rock band “The Que Pastas” while also touring internationally with the country bluegrass band “High Plains Jamboree”. “Experiences and travels aside, teaching remains a true passion; to create a fun filled learning environment that can change lives one half-step at a time!”


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.

Taylor B.

Taylor, originally from Miami, grew up in a small mountain town in Georgia and recently moved to Texas with her husband to continue studying music. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Music, focusing on vocal studies, and will be working on her Masters degree in Voice Pedagogy at Southwestern Seminary. She has been a singer most of her life and also plays piano. Taylor has sung in many musicals and ensembles, as well as performed in solo recitals. She has sung various styles and genres and loves teaching them to her students. Teaching music is her passion and she can’t wait to watch her students grow!


Yuanyuan Que, a professional pianist, qualified and experienced music teacher, music composer and poem writer, graduated from University of North Texas and earned degree Maser of Music in Piano Performance, related field in Piano Pedagogy. Her Bachelor’s in Piano Performance was earned from Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Her teaching is patient, happy and effective. She loves and enjoys teaching. She is very happy to share her knowledge and to keep learning new things. Her basic teaching philosophy is passion, purpose, creativity and growth. Using her passion to teach, share, give and lead students to find the real meaning of their lives; plans what she is going to do for her teaching; fosters and motivates students’ creativity; keeps herself humble to grow and learn in every day. She worked as piano instructor in YueBa Music Training Institute and Xingkong Music Training Institute.


Ezequiel is a freelance musician born in Dallas, Texas. Ezequiel began his musical career on the drum set. As a young musician he began performing at local churches and his high school. Ezequiel began his college career at Eastfield Community College. There he played with the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Oscar Passley. He also studied Jazz Bass with Carlos Rengifo. While at Eastfield, Ezequiel was nominated for the Alice Jones Berding Memorial Award in Music. Ezequiel ended his studies at Eastfield in 2017 and in that same year began attending the University of Texas at Arlington. Today, Ezequiel is continuing his studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. He works as a free-lance musician. He also plays every Sunday at Trinity Harvest church and with party bands Off the Rekord and Intensity.


Nathan Wilks is an American composer, pianist, and guitarist living in DFW. He is a graduate of the University of Utah (Ph.D) and Texas Christian University (MM), and for well over a decade he as taught hundreds of students across the country including college classes, academic seminars, and private lessons. His doctoral dissertation on repetition in rock/pop music has been of interest to musicians both inside and outside of academia. As a composer, Dr. Wilks has been the recipient of numerous awards and commissions including the Salty Cricket Audience Choice Award and the Durington Composition Prize.

Yuan L.

Born near Beijing, China, Yuan began formal Piano study at the age of six. She excelled under the tutelage of several university music instructors and artists. Piano performance was emphasized from grammar school through college, and Yuan has performed on the international stage as well as at Carnegie Hall in New York City. After graduated from Texas Christian University with Bachelor of Music in Piano-Performance, Yuan is now pursing her Performer’s Diploma at Southern Methodist University. In March 2016, she won the First Prize in the Collegiate Group of the First Kuleshov International Piano Competition, and was invited to give a concert in the University of Central Oklahoma. Yuan loves people and loves the piano. She will inspire and delight you with her talent and her teaching skill.


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.


Mona has a Bachelor’s Degree from Iran, and is working on earning her second Bachelor’s Degree from UTA. Her love for music drives her to pursue future fields in music along with medicine. She has been playing piano for several years & enjoys teaching where she can see her students learn to love an instrument and playing from the heart. She believes music comes from the inside to express feeling. She also attests “Music is a healer and helps you to feel fresh and happy and this is what I’m telling my students to enjoy what you play.”


A native from China, Jiazhi began playing the violin at age 4. In 2006, he got admitted by the Attached Middle School of Shenyang Conservatory of Music. During six years at Shenyang, he has received prestigious student grant and elite violinist award. Mr. Jiazhi came to the United States in 2012 where he went to Texas Christian University under full scholarship. During school, he joined the Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra and performed at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Buenos Aires and Rosario in Argentina. He was also a Dean’s List reward recipient during undergraduate program. While he was in college, Mr. Jiazhi also devoted his talents to the church and community. He joined the orchestra of Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth from 2013-2016. After graduate with a B.M. degree at TCU, Jiazhi got admitted by the University of Texas at Austin under David and Mary Winton Green Chair Scholarship. After moving to Austin, Mr. Jiazhi expanded his career with violin pedagogy and symphony orchestra. He also plays as a violinist at the Temple Symphony Orchestra during 2016-2017. In the summer of 2017, he participated Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard School in New York. Mr. Jiazhi received his M.M. degree in May 2018 and return back to TCU for Artist Diploma program.

Kyle F.

Kyle has been playing in bands since 2007, his first experience being with playing with the Trinity Bible Church youth group praise band. In high school, he joined his first band Strive, Atlantis! which gave him his first taste in the music scene in North Texas. Kyle went to Texas Christian University where he got a B.S. in Film, TV, & Digital Media and a minor in Music. He still continues to take lessons from Kyp Green, the jazz bass teacher at the TCU school of music. Kyle works for Afallon Productions doing live sound, box office, show promotion, and other things in addition to teaching. His bands include I Am Clark Kent which was nominated for the Fort Worth Weekly's Best "Avant-Garde/Experimental" act in 2016. Ladybug, which is a math rock fusion trio that just released an EP titled "Love Songs" this past August. Kyle's newest project is a funk & jazz fusion collective compromised of musicians from TCU and the Fort Worth Music Scene. He is also working on his first soundtrack for a short film being made in the TCU Student Film Association. His favorite genres include jazz, funk, 90s country, indie rock, and many more. Kyle stays busy writing and playing different types of music, something that one of his heroes, Michael League of Snarky Puppy, told him was the key to being a great bassist and musician.


Morgan grew up in Flower Mound, Texas and participated in musical theatre around the Dallas area until she went to college at Oklahoma City University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in musical theatre. While in college, she learned piano and guitar and found a love of performing folk and pop music, which she continues to do today. When she isn't teaching, she performs in plays and musicals around the DFW area. Morgan has been lucky enough to teach for a few years now, and she is excited to join the team at Creative Soul. Whether she's teaching voice, piano, or guitar, she loves to get to know her students through song, working on pieces that bring out what that student loves about music!


Dexter is currently finishing a degree in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas. He is a drummer, educator, and composer based in Denton, TX. A lifelong performer and teacher, Dexter has been playing the drums since the third grade in a wide variety of situations ranging from rock bands to jazz club dates to world class drum-lines. He teaches students both in and outside of school, working with all skill levels and in many different disciplines including Pop/Rock, Latin, Jazz, and more. He has a love for drums & teaching, and currently teaches the Tuesday Marching Band at UNT. We are excited to have Dexter on our team!

Tim B.

Tim comes from California where he majored in music while learning drums, guitar, and bass. After moving to Texas with his wife Sarah, he got his Texas Teacher's Certification. He finds great joy in both learning, and helping others, and has the mindset that anything can be taught, as long as you understand the learner, and approach the content in a way that they understand. He brings this attitude to his students and projects an enthusiasm for learning so they can grow and share in a passion for music. He has played drums, guitar, and bass in various rock bands for the past fifteen years, and is excited to be on our Creative Soul top-notch team!


Elaine’s love of the violin began at the age of seven when she was introduced to the orchestra in elementary school. She continued performing and studying music into college at Grambling State University where she performed with the Symphony Orchestra and GSU String Quartet. Elaine’s love of music is seen most while on stage bringing classical music to life. Her passion has led her to the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving where she performs Today. She also has performed with the Fort Worth Youth & Civic Orchestras, Grambling State Symphony Orchestra, & Sinfionietta Orchestras. She has a love for teaching as well and plans exercises for students private practice time focusing on complete musicianship including bowing techniques, scales, music theory, and technique. She enjoys creating lesson plans specific for each student and is excited to work with new students on our Creative Soul Team!


Cade is currently a Music Major, studying music at TCC. Fun fact about Cade: he began his love for music when he started drum lessons in our Creative Soul Music Program in 4th grade! He studied drums, guitar & piano with us for several years, developing a passion for learning & getting memorable & valuable experiences through our Student Band Program classes & events. Cade performed at several venues with us in our Student Band Program and even graduated to interning with us in later years. He is now earning his degree in music at college, continuing to hone his craft on the drums and shares an excitement for teaching young children where it all started for him at our schools! Cade loves the drums and all things percussion! He's excited to teach whomever wants to learn more about music! Creative Soul is blessed by his story and we love having Cade on our team!


Taylor is currently studying Music Education from the prestigious music program at University of North Texas. She UNT choir member 2017-2018 & a worship leader at her church as a vocalist/pianist for past 5 years. She grew up in Springtown, Texas where she was an active participant in theatre and choir. Her other accolades include: UNT University Singers Choir member 2018-2019 - On Stage Chorus - The Cunning Little Vixen Received gold at TSSEC State Solo and Ensemble competition all years of high school Outstanding Performer Award senior year Received a chair in the 2016-2017 Southwest American Choral Directors Association Honor Choir in Kansas City Nov 2018 Received a chair in the TMEA All-Region, Area, and 2017 All-State Choir Her main passion is teaching and we are excited she’s a part of our Creative Soul Team! Taylor is also a member of the worship team at Trinity Fellowship church in Decatur where she plays piano and sings. Taylor loves working at Creative Soul Music School because it gives her an opportunity to teach kids how to play what they feel and be free with their musicianship.


With a Bachelor’s Degree and an extensive business & management background, Stephan’s love for music began at age nine. He was in church and heard the musicality of songs and could not stop staring at the musicians. He would sneak away to play drums when the church had potluck dinners. This drive and passion led him to learn various styles and approaches to music from jazz, corps, classical, to concert bands his love and relentless pursuit of music would always grow. This growth would lead him to teach music during college and start the passion to share his love of music with all. Stephan has a primary love for music & drums that he looks forward to share with our students! Between his long-time experience serving as a drummer at his church worship band & other volunteer opportunities, he values helping others succeed & being a part of creative teams serving others to accomplish goals. We are happy to have him partner with us in our shared Creative Soul mission and join our top notch teacher team!


Anthony has 8 years of experience in honing his craft to prepare for teaching. He also has training & experience with student band & children's programs & is excited to join our team!


Sarah has a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance & 4+ Years of Teaching Private Piano Lessons! She has a fun energy and committed passion for her teaching! Her full bio coming soon!...


Billie Wigington is a professionally trained musician and specializes in Drums, Guitar, and Piano. Billie is a graduate of Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California. He has an appreciation of all genres of music, but Rock & Roll is his specialty. Growing up Billie has primarily been a drummer at heart, with over 15+ years of experience playing as well as multiple years playing in bands and performing on stage. He is very passionate about sharing his knowledge of music with upcoming musicians. He has a love for partnering performance with helping others succeed in music through teaching. A learner at heart, he desires to instill a love for learning in his students as well. With his passion for music, Billie additionally offers an enthusiastic, caring, & positive attitude that inspires his students growth. We are excited to have Billie on our top-notch teacher team!


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!


Shera is currently earning her Music Education Degree from the prestigious University of North Texas music program. Skilled at various instruments, her first love is horns. She performed at her Bracken United Methodist Church in New Braunfels. She enjoys teaching, has a heart to serve and is excited to be on our Creative Soul Team!


With a Bachelor's Degree from the prestigious University of North Texas in Denton, Lawrence is ecstatic to be a part of our Creative Soul Teacher Team! He shares a love for piano and drums, and a desire to connect with others through music. He also enjoys collaboration through studio & music production, and has various music production experience with studios across DFW. His excitement for teaching and love for music, makes Lawrence a great match for our Creative Soul Team!


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.


Joseph is currently studying Jazz & RTVF at the prestigious University of North Texas. He earned the Sue Hall Memorial Musician's Scholarship, and enjoys learning about music styles from around the world to share with his students. Versed in several instruments and having 8 years experience in A/V, sound/lighting design, Joseph brings a variety of talents to our team. He is excited to be a part of our top notch teaching team!


Samuel studied piano at El Paso Conservatory of Music and has an exuberant energy and passion for teaching. Samuel has a Bachelors Degree and loves to learn.


Native from Nashville, with a Master's Degree in Violin Performance from TCU & her Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance from Lipscomb University, Grace is ecstatic to be a part of our Creative Soul faculty! Taking part of local & national orchestras, she brings an inspiring and relevant energy as a working musician to her lessons. She has a passion for teaching and sharing her craft with others, and can't wait to encourage her students to excel not only in their musicianship, but in their performance abilities and opportunities. We're so excited to have her as part of our team!


Josh is working towards earning his Bachelor of Arts in Music in Percussion & Drumset from the prestigious and nationally acclaimed University of North Texas music program. His achievements & contributions include: Down Island Caribbean Jazz, May 2018 – Present Drumset player in Caribbean Jazz ensemble. Gigged extensively throughout the Charleston, SC area. University of North Texas, August 2014 – May 2018 UNT Latin Jazz Ensemble, August 2015 – May 2018: Performed as percussionist and Timbale player. Represented UNT across DFW for high profile patrons. Performed with Grammy award winning pianist Danilo Perez. UNT U-Tubes Jazz Ensemble, January 2018 - May 2018: Performed in UNT’s premiere jazz trombone ensemble, showcasing a mix of modern large ensemble playing and small group vocabulary. UNT 7 O’Clock Lab Band, August 2018 – December 2018: Performed in one of UNT’s nine big bands, covering both classic big band vocabulary as well as modern large ensemble playing. UNT Zebras Ensemble, August 2015 – December 2015: Performed as multipercussionist in a jazz funk/fusion setting. UFO Funk Band, January 2015 – May 2016 Performed contemporary multipercussion in a jazz funk setting, playing around the DFW area and recording a full length album entitled RESPONSE. Worked privately through this band with Grammy winning artists Michael League and James Morrison. Plymouth Park Baptist Church, October 2015 – May 2016 Percussionist for worship services every Sunday morning. Covered both contemporary and orchestral percussion. Josh is excited to be a part of our Creative Soul Team of top notch teachers!

Brian B.

With a love for learning, Brian has studied at such prestigious universities as Yale University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, & the Cleveland Institute of Music. An accomplished Violinist, Viola & Fiddle performer, his collaborations and performances include top acts such as with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, David Byrne, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Smokey Robinson, Reba Mcentire, Lyle Lovett, & The Moody Blues. His other musical achievements include: Principal Violist/Violinist @Greater Pensacola Symphony Orchestra - Pensacola, FL Leads Viola section of Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Liturgical Music Director @ Saint Paul Catholic School & St Paul Roman Catholic Church - Pensacola, FL ACTS core team member. Organizes music for both men and women's ACTS retreats. Principal Violist/Violinist - Mobile Symphony - Mobile, AL Led Viola section of Mobile Symphony Orchestra State College Head of Violin and Director FL & AL - Northwest, Florida, US PA Violin and Viola Teacher Summer Music Program @ Wilson College PA, Violin and Viola Teacher Summer Music Program @ Bryn Mawr College / Summertrios Music Festival - Bryn Mawr, PA Collaborations and performances with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, David Byrne, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Smokey Robinson, Reba Mcentire, Lyle Lovett, The Moody Blues Performances with Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Lincoln Center Chamber Players, Orchestra of St, Lukes. Fellowships / Scholarships: Tanglewood Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, International FestivalInstitute at Round Top, Encore School for Strings, Meadowmount School for Strings, Yellowbarn Music Festival Secondary Violin and Viola Teacher @ Yale University - New Haven, CT Electric Violinist and Violist @ Walt Disney Parks and Resorts - Kissimmee, FL Performed 5 shows daily with "Nova Era" at Epcot Center Principle Teachers - Violin, Viola - Robert Vernon, Juilliard Faculty, Principal Violist Cleveland Orchestra Sally Thomas, Juilliard Faculty Linda Cerone, Cleveland Institute of Music Camilla Wicks, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Jorja Fleezanis, Concert Master San Francisco Symphony, Concert Master Minnesota Orchestra Thomas Turner, Principal Violist Minnesota Orchestra Steve Ansell, Principal Violist Boston Symphony Jesse Levine, Yale Faculty Kazuhide Isomura, Tokyo Quartet Violist, Yale University Faculty Collaborations with Artists/Conductors/Composers as Principal Violist - Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Andre Previn, Anton Coppola, Bernard Haitink, Andrew Litton, Otto Mueller, Robert Spano, Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Emerson String Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, Robert Helps, Jorja Fleezanis, Aaron Kernis, Mason Bates, Kevin Puts, Kenji Bunch, Martin Bresnick, Ezra Laderman, Harvey Sollberger, Dan Welcher, Benjamin Lees, Elliot Carter, Joan Tower, Gil Kalish

Bryan S.

Bryan is a classically-trained percussionist, guitarist and vocalist with 15 years of experience as a working musician, instructor, and section leader. With a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Percussion from Virginia Commonwealth University, Bryan enjoys teaching all types of genres. He enjoys teaching music through individual and group lessons and as a section leader. He also attained his Texas educator’s certificate.

Kyle S.

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance, Kyle’s passion is sharing his love for singing and music with others, and cultivating it to see where it can take them. His vocal accolades include: 2nd Place in National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition (2016), UIL State Solo & Ensemble Winner (2013, 2014), UIL District Solo & Ensemble Winner (2012, 2013, 2014), TMEA All-State Men’s Choir, Tenor I (2013, 2014). He also was involved in productions at the Jubilee Theatre, Fort Worth, Texas as Assistant Stage Manager for: “Having our Say,” and “Beehive the Musical”. Other music related activities he enjoyed were: his Senior Recital (2018), Junior Recital (2017), The Retro Revue (2017), Choraleers (2017), Joint Voice Recital with Prairie view University (2017), Participated in Master Class with David Lee Brewer (2016) , Texas Southern University Choir (2014), Texas Southern University Opera Workshop (2014), Toured China performing songs from Porky & Bess (2015), Houston Ebony Opera (2015), & Ragtime (2014), & Fort Worth’s Opera Production of Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess (2018). We love having Kyle on our top notch Creative Soul teacher team!

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!


Cody has a Bachelor's Degree in Music (All-Level Choral) from UTA and a Texas Teacher's Certificate. He is currently an Assistant Choir Director at Arlington Baptist Church & a part of the Texas Music Educators Association. With a passion for teaching voice & piano, he also was a Choir Section Leader for the University Singers. We are excited to have him on our Creative Soul Team!