Our Managers

James Vivian - Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

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Tristyn has been singing since she was 5 years old and is completing her degree to share her love of music  teaching at a university. She takes pride in helping shape her students into great performers and musicians.

Nicola Brady - Visual Artist

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

Nicola Brady - Visual Artist

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Nicola Brady is a local visual artist and certified art educator. She is currently working on a series of mixed media, surreal works that will be shown at Metropolitan Press in Dallas. Her classes are tailored to all ages and she is passionate about helping her students find their own unique, artist voice!

Jesse Washmon

Jesse Washmon

Nicola Brady - Visual Artist

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Jesse Washmon is a freelance guitarist native to Denton, TX with a Master’s of Music degree in Jazz studies from UNT and a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Guitar from TCU. As well as teaching privately for over 5 years, he has performed extensively in a variety of styles around D/FW 

Steven Starks

Jesse Washmon

Steven Starks

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Steven Starks is a professional drum set player and educator from Oklahoma City, He was a member of The Buffalo Ruckus, touring and recording with them extensively for 2 and a half years, as well as playing and recording with Derryl Dodd. He received his bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, and while in school played with many different jazz ensembles; including recording and touring with the award-winning U-Tubes jazz group. 

Olivia Hahn

Jesse Washmon

Steven Starks

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Olivia Hahn is a viola, violin, piano, and cello teacher from Carrollton TX and is currently studying at the University of North Texas for a bachelors degree in string music education. She has been playing the viola for 9 years and is a teacher of the UNT String Project, as well as a member of the American String Teachers Association.

Guitar, Piano & Drums!

Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

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Philip Williams has been teaching voice for 7 years in Houston and North Texas and actively performs as a soloist and ensemble member of the Fort Worth Chorale. He holds degrees in Voice/Pedagogy from the University of North Texas and Pepperdine University.

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Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

Philip Williams has been teaching voice for 7 years in Houston and North Texas and actively performs as a soloist and ensemble member of the Fort Worth Chorale. He holds degrees in Voice/Pedagogy from the University of North Texas and Pepperdine University.

Steven Sellers

Phillip Williams - Manager

Steven Sellers

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Steven Sellers is a multi-instrumentalist from San Antonio who has been performing and teaching for over a decade. Steven specializes in a variety of styles including jazz, bluegrass, country and rock and is currently at the University of North Texas pursuing a degree in jazz performance for guitar. 

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Travis Udall is a double and electric bassist, composer, and educator from Houston, Texas. In 2018 Travis earned his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies - Bass with honors at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Travis has studied with several renowned bassists, including Lynn Seaton, Dr. Gudrun Raeshen, Damon Smith and Jeff Hill. He has been playing bass and other instruments, such as guitar and piano, for a decade and is a freelance musician playing with some of the best musicians in DFW with bands like Saints Eleven and The Texas Gypsies. When he isn’t maintaining a busy freelancing schedule in the DFW area, Travis teaches double bass, electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, and piano.

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Henry Lim is a compassionate musician who is deeply committed to the success of his students and his community. His dedication for others has taken him across DFW performing for charities and nonprofits. As a violinist and pianist, he holds a B.A. in music from the University of North Texas. His time away from music is spent conducting medical research in Dallas or spending time with his dog. 

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Tanya Melendez is a Private Voice and Piano Teacher who works with students to learn and improve on their technical, theory, and musicality. She strives to guide her students to develop their skills and have an appreciation for music.

She was born in Boynton Beach, Florida, but has lived most of her life in the DFW Metroplex. She completed her bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of North Texas in 2017. Before starting her voice studio, Tanya worked as an Elementary Music Teacher in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.

Band & Orchestra

Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

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Philip Williams has been teaching voice for 7 years in Houston and North Texas and actively performs as a soloist and ensemble member of the Fort Worth Chorale. He holds degrees in Voice/Pedagogy from the University of North Texas and Pepperdine University.

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Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

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Philip Williams has been teaching voice for 7 years in Houston and North Texas and actively performs as a soloist and ensemble member of the Fort Worth Chorale. He holds degrees in Voice/Pedagogy from the University of North Texas and Pepperdine University.

Aaren Cadd

Phillip Williams - Manager

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Aaren Cadd is a native of Kentucky, where she graduated from Murray State University with her B.A. in Music Vocal Performance. Aaren is currently finishing up her Masters in Music at UNT and teaches piano and voice at the Music Academy.

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Travis Udall is a double and electric bassist, composer, and educator from Houston, Texas. In 2018 Travis earned his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies - Bass with honors at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Travis has studied with several renowned bassists, including Lynn Seaton, Dr. Gudrun Raeshen, Damon Smith and Jeff Hill. He has been playing bass and other instruments, such as guitar and piano, for a decade and is a freelance musician playing with some of the best musicians in DFW with bands like Saints Eleven and The Texas Gypsies. When he isn’t maintaining a busy freelancing schedule in the DFW area, Travis teaches double bass, electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, and piano.

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Henry Lim is a compassionate musician who is deeply committed to the success of his students and his community. His dedication for others has taken him across DFW performing for charities and nonprofits. As a violinist and pianist, he holds a B.A. in music from the University of North Texas. His time away from music is spent conducting medical research in Dallas or spending time with his dog. 

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Tanya Melendez is a Private Voice and Piano Teacher who works with students to learn and improve on their technical, theory, and musicality. She strives to guide her students to develop their skills and have an appreciation for music.

She was born in Boynton Beach, Florida, but has lived most of her life in the DFW Metroplex. She completed her bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of North Texas in 2017. Before starting her voice studio, Tanya worked as an Elementary Music Teacher in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.

Vocalists

Scott Himel - Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

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Scott Himel graduated from The University of North Texas and enjoyed 15 years as a head band director.  He currently directs our band programs and works closely with all our teachers developing their students programs. "It has been my pleasure to serve the North Texas community for the last 25 years and I am excited about the future of music education with The Music Academy"

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

Tristyn Purcell - Asst. Manager

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Tristyn has been singing since she was 5 years old and is completing her degree to share her love of music  teaching at a university. She takes pride in helping shape her students into great performers and musicians.

Hannah Leeper

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Hannah Leeper

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Hannah Leeper, completed her Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of North Texas in 2019. She develops healthy voices as students learn age-appropriate repertoire and concepts in technique which will improve the longevity of singers’ voices. She builds students’ confidence through performance and personal connections to repertoire 

Olivia Hahn

Nick Woodhouse

Hannah Leeper

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Olivia Hahn is a viola, violin, piano, and cello teacher from Carrollton TX and is currently studying at the University of North Texas for a bachelors degree in string music education. She has been playing the viola for 9 years and is a teacher of the UNT String Project, as well as a member of the American String Teachers Association.

Steven Starks

Nick Woodhouse

Nick Woodhouse

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Steven Starks is a professional drum set player and educator from Oklahoma City, He was a member of The Buffalo Ruckus, touring and recording with them extensively for 2 and a half years, as well as playing and recording with Derryl Dodd. He received his bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, and while in school played with many different jazz ensembles; including recording and touring with the award-winning U-Tubes jazz group. 

Nick Woodhouse

Nick Woodhouse

Nick Woodhouse

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Nick Woodhouse is a freelance musician and composer who is finishing a degree in jazz bass performance. He started on piano when he was three years old and branched out to other instruments such as drums, guitar, bass, trumpet, ukulele, and the voice. Most recognizable performance are with the drumcorp Colt Cadets 2015 and Hershey Park's Soda Pops 2019.

Meet Our Teachers

Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

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Philip Williams has been teaching voice for 7 years in Houston and North Texas and actively performs as a soloist and ensemble member of the Fort Worth Chorale. He holds degrees in Voice/Pedagogy from the University of North Texas and Pepperdine University.

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Phillip Williams - Manager

Phillip Williams - Manager

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Philip Williams has been teaching voice for 7 years in Houston and North Texas and actively performs as a soloist and ensemble member of the Fort Worth Chorale. He holds degrees in Voice/Pedagogy from the University of North Texas and Pepperdine University.

Aaren Cadd

Phillip Williams - Manager

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Aaren Cadd is a native of Kentucky, where she graduated from Murray State University with her B.A. in Music Vocal Performance. Aaren is currently finishing up her Masters in Music at UNT and teaches piano and voice at the Music Academy.

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Travis Udall is a double and electric bassist, composer, and educator from Houston, Texas. In 2018 Travis earned his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies - Bass with honors at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Travis has studied with several renowned bassists, including Lynn Seaton, Dr. Gudrun Raeshen, Damon Smith and Jeff Hill. He has been playing bass and other instruments, such as guitar and piano, for a decade and is a freelance musician playing with some of the best musicians in DFW with bands like Saints Eleven and The Texas Gypsies. When he isn’t maintaining a busy freelancing schedule in the DFW area, Travis teaches double bass, electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, and piano.

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Henry Lim is a compassionate musician who is deeply committed to the success of his students and his community. His dedication for others has taken him across DFW performing for charities and nonprofits. As a violinist and pianist, he holds a B.A. in music from the University of North Texas. His time away from music is spent conducting medical research in Dallas or spending time with his dog. 

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Tanya Melendez is a Private Voice and Piano Teacher who works with students to learn and improve on their technical, theory, and musicality. She strives to guide her students to develop their skills and have an appreciation for music.

She was born in Boynton Beach, Florida, but has lived most of her life in the DFW Metroplex. She completed her bachelor’s degree in music education at the University of North Texas in 2017. Before starting her voice studio, Tanya worked as an Elementary Music Teacher in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.