Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting
Kelsey T. is a composer of music for quartet, string ensembles, piano, guitar, and chorus. While studying music at the University of North Texas, Kelsey was classically trained to play guitar and piano, while performing in the Men's Chorus. His piece "Colors" (2010) for string quartet & piano became a point of interest in the writing of "161 Glass: Site Specific Music in an Artistic Context" by Christina Rusnak, Composer and Executive Director of Philadelphia's award winning ensemble, Orchestra 2001. Having been influenced by the musical works of Reich, Glass, and Xenakis, Kelsey's composition style is attributed to his interdisciplinary study of Music & Architecture. Today, he continues his work as a music teacher, contemporary composer, and as an architectural drafter for various architects in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.
Bass Guitar, Drum, Piano, Singing, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Organ
I started playing recognizable melodies on the piano at 18 months old. At that time I was told that I even had perfect pitch. By age 5, my mother started giving me classical, gospel, and improvisational lessons. I was one of her 50 students until my senior year in high school. Through elementary, junior high, and high school, I received a lot of performance experience from school marching/concert bands, choirs, church choirs, piano concerts, band/choral conducting, and composing.
I received my BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington; through college and to the present, I have received over 25 years of performing/directing experience from overseeing two mega-church music ministries. At these ministries, I served as the department head, responsible for lead piano, directing, arranging, worship leading, and departmental oversight.
I have produced 7 personal instrumental projects, and I have produced and recorded over 40 projects for other local, regional, and international artists. I currently travel with national, jazz, recording saxophonist, Joseph Vincelli, and my personal band Zamar. We have performed with a number of acts from Kirk Franklin, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Fred Hammond, and many more.
As an instructor, I have been blessed with an ability to be relatable, relevant, musical, creative, fun, and engaging. I understand the language of music as a performer, and instructor, but most importantly, I value the ability to help the student find their own path of learning the joy of making music vocally and instrumentally. With over 10 years of private teaching experience and 25 years of group experience, I have gained a wealth of knowledge on how to be instructive and personal with the young or older beginner, intermediate and even advanced players. Let's grow together musically.
Piano, Singing, Music Theory, Opera Voice
With 35 years of music-related experience, Danaila is in her 15th year of working as a professional musician and teacher. She has experience teaching from 5-year-old to 55-year-old students, from the beginners to advanced students. Some of her advances students are winners of national competitions and now having a successful career as singers in Europe and America.
Born in Bulgaria, Danaila began her formal music studies at the age of 5 with piano and theory lessons. She won her first prize performing piano when she was 10 years old. Her passion for singing took her to participate actively at children’s and youth choirs. As a soloist singer for a National Choir she traveled all around Europe, performing in France, Holland, Germany, Hungary, Greece inter alia. Danaila earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Master’s Degree in Voice Pedagogy in Bulgaria, both with honors, and received a special mention as outstanding student. She moved to South America where for over 10 years she was a full time College Professor teaching Voice, Piano, Voice Technique and Coaching, Music Theory, Ear Training and Choir Conducting. Danaila has been invited to be part of an international jury for Voice and Opera competitions. She has participated in numerous musical events as a pianist, singer, lector, clinician and conductor.
Danaila holds a Master’s Degree in Music from Texas Christian University. She awarded assistantship and worked as an Assistant Conductor at TCU Symphony Orchestra and Voice Coach at TCU Opera Studio. She has been nominated and initiated into the nationally recognized music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda. As a conductor she has been performing Operas, Choral-Orchestral, Symphonic, Chamber and A Capella repertoire in America and Europe.
Piano, Music Theory
Music Job History:
2005-present Private Piano Lessons at home studio
Was Elementary Principal, Owen Elementary, Lewisville ISD
My music teaching/playing background also includes: private piano instructor at home studio, elementary music teacher in Lewisville ISD and Odessa Public Schools, piano accompanist for middle school/high school band Solo Contests, former church accompanist for Methodist churches
Have 3 children, now ages 22, 24, and 26
Love gardening, reading, playing piano, ringing handbells.
I believe performing is an important part of music learning, so I schedule at least 2 recitals each year. Some of my adults prefer not to perform and that is okay too. My students had a Halloween and Christmas recital recently and played so wonderfully! The more you perform, the easier it gets!
Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trumpet, French Horn
I am a professional trumpet player living in Dallas. In addition to teaching, I perform regularly with groups such as the Lone Star Wind Orchestra and at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
My experience includes numerous performances with the following groups, bassist for "The New Irving Philharmonic Orchestra" principal string bassist , electric bassist, and guitarist for the "Fort Worth Civic Orchestra" "The Arlington Opera" and "The New Life Symphony" as well as being a professional band player for various church, corporate, civic organizations and special events in the Arlington area. I have several years of teaching beginner to college level guitar and bass as well.
I have played at "The Meyerson Symphony Center" as well as "Bass Hall" and have played in musical performances with Kelly Clarkston and Nia Peeples to name a few.
I have attained over 40 hours of music training at TCC, I also have a BBA from the University of North Texas.
I currently am a band member with a large local church, and have hundreds of performances as lead, and rhythm guitarist, extensive electric and string bass experience, and have composed hundreds of instrumental parts for various organizations. Because of my formal training and experience I am confident I can help you achieve your musical goals and also provide direction in your musical training and career as it applies to composing, arranging parts, ear training, and high level guitar &; bass performance.
Most of my students are beginners and I remember beginning guitar lessons as well, I will get you up and running quickly.
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