Teacher Spotlight: Juliet – Piano & Voice Teacher in Plano, TX

We are happy to introduce you to Juliet! She offers in-home music lessons in Plano & surrounding areas.


Juliet is a passionate musician with skills in the area of teaching, worship, songwriting, coaching and more. Her private piano lessons began at age 7 and continued in high school and college. She performed in musical theatre and received extensive music theory training. She entered college with an initial focus on classical and jazz piano. Ultimately, she switched her focus to worship ministry, graduating with her Bachelor’s of Science in Worship Arts. During her time in college, she also completed a 2-year internship at Faith Assembly in Orlando, Florida.

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With drive and muse, Juliet has been teaching students of ages 4-25 for the past few years and is eager to share her love for music with her students at Starlight. She likes to focus on music theory to deepen her students’ understanding.

One strength Juliet has is being sure to demonstrate precisely what she wants students to practice. Making sure they have a firm grasp of what to work on throughout the week between lessons allows for optimal growth.

Having had a passionate music teacher herself, Juliet prioritizes sharing that same level of passion about piano and teaching. Teaching with great patience and joy is something she values highly. Her ultimate goal is to create a space for students to love their instrument and in return put their time and efforts into growing in their skill and knowledge. 

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Juliet!


She is the kind of teacher you have fun with but still take seriously. Her students love to have Juliet over, but still feel the pressure of having to practice what she taught. She is very patient, especially with the younger ones. But what we loved the most was her ability to make learning fun. Juliet appealed to each of their musical interests and applied it to their lessons! She made every lesson educational yet personal.

Abby V.

Juliet teaches with passion and purpose, and pulls her students in with graceful words that both champion and challenge them. She really cares about the content she is teaching, but cares more about the student actually retaining the knowledge of the content.

Cade L.

Juliet is disciplined and has great leadership skills. She is dependable. Her self-motivation is one of the qualities that make her a great teacher, because she is always looking for ways to better her craft and to keep her students engaged.

Kellany F.

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Teacher Spotlight: Dusti – Clarinet, Guitar, Piano, Voice Teacher in Euless, TX

We are happy to introduce you to Dusti! She offers in-home music lessons in Euless & surrounding areas.


Dusti began learning music at a very young age, and started formal piano lessons at age 5. Since then, she added to her music education by taking musical theater classes at age 7. She continued taking private piano lessons and learning the art of musical performance. At age 12, she began learning clarinet. She took private clarinet lessons for four years. She continued with musical theater and added private voice lessons to the mix at age 15. Suffice it to say, at any one point in time since age 4, Dusti has been learning an instrument or perfecting the artform of music performance.

After graduating high school, Dusti focused on her vocal performance and music education path. Dusti graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Music Education from Concordia University – Portland in 2011. Since graduation, she has gone on to pursue a Master’s degree in Special Education Emotional Behavioral Disorders, and is now at Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus pursing her Associates in American Sign Language.

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In 2010, Dusti began teaching music to groups of young learners. Since then, she has taught small group lessons for children in after-school programs and in the private school setting up until 2020. Since then, she has focused on teaching private piano lessons and also subs regularly for the music department at Park Row Christian Academy in Arlington.


Dusti’s main goal is to inspire and empower her students. She aims to inspire a love of music in all of her students. Everything is better with music, and Dusti hopes that her students grow to know this first hand. She also believes that each student should be empowered to take ownership over their private lesson experience. Dusti will encourage and inspire the student as far as the the student is willing to go themselves. This is a place to grow musically, artistically, mentally, and emotionally.

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this excellent teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Dusti!


Dusti is credentialed in Trauma-Informed Care and Trauma-Informed Teaching. She can also sign ASL and is proficient in Spanish. Dusti is looking forward to making music with you!


She aims to help the student learn the big picture and how the subject at hand fits into that. She works to meet the student where they are and bring them along so that they build confidence and meet their own goals. Her strengths are connecting with people and ensuring she lets those she works with knows she cares.

Katt A.

She tutored my first grader and was so patient and interactive with her! Would definitely recommend!

Jennifer B.

Dusti is very knowledgeable in music and teaching. She is entertaining and fun in all that she does!

Kati T.

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Teacher Spotlight: Joley – Piano Teacher in Grapevine, TX

We are excited to introduce Ms. Joley! She offers in-home piano lessons in Grapevine, TX, as well as surrounding areas.


Ms. Joley’s earliest music memories are of dancing at folk festivals, singing in church, and trying to carefully put the needle to vinyl records on a turntable. In elementary school, she learned to play piano; and in middle school, she learned the flute. Then, in college she focused on flute, piccolo, and jazz piano.

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After graduating from UT Austin, Ms. Joley played with the Austin Symphonic Band classical community, and she branched out to electronic keyboard and percussion in the Austin music scene. Singing with family and church choirs gave way to leading worship bands and honing other live vocal and instrument performance. Joley played and sang as much rock, disco, singer-songwriter, acoustic, and Americana as she could. Ask her some of the zany names of those talented bands! She is grateful to have worked with innovative composers and players that expanded her musical abilities.

Ms. Joley has professionally recorded two CDs of original jazzy, bluesy tunes: Precious Cargo and Mosaic. She currently sings and plays rock-blues with Heritage Bridge Band, classical-jazz with the harp quartet HarpEssence, pop-soul with the Joley3 trio, and some solo piano-vocal performances.  Besides uplifting people at church, her favorite music gigs have included weddings, retirement villages, corporate celebrations, and school/library educational programs.


Joley has taught public-school students in large classes: Mathematics, Spanish, and Music. Each year, she knew all 800 of her students’ names before Christmas! She is passionate about helping small groups of children in their early formative years, providing opportunities for them to grow musically. The joy of making music together is the core of her teaching style, and she works to instill that love of music in a way that can stay with her students for life.

If you would like to enroll in piano lessons with this extraordinary teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Joley!


Joley’s knowledge about music, performance, presentation, and other aspects of music execution taught me so much. Her teaching style has super impressive results, teaching musical talent and also imparting incredible confidence and optimism as well. I wish everyone had a music teacher like her!

John W.

Ms. Joley has many strengths. She is patient, flexible, passionate about music and people, and loves children. She inspires kids to set goals, practice, and enjoy the gift of learning new things. I always recommend Joley to everyone I know. She brings such joy to my family.

Jennifer G.

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Teacher Spotlight – Tibrisha – Voice and Piano Teacher in Denton, TX

We are pleased to introduce Tibrisha, our newest piano and voice teacher in Denton, TX!

Educational Background:

Tibrisha earned an Associate of Art degree in Music from Navarro College in 2017. She went on to attend Texas Woman’s University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts – Music in 2020. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Arts – Vocal Pedagogy.

Tibrisha has been involved in music and singing all of her life, starting at an early age with singing and performing in church. As she grew older, she became involved in choir and musical theatre in highschool, and continued her involvement in college, performing in multiple choir ensembles. While working toward her degree, Tibrisha was a member of TCCDA (Texas Community College Directors Association), All State Choir in 2016 and 2017 and performed at the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) convention during those years. Following those performances, Tibrisha has become a member of Texas Woman’s University’s Concert Choir – a premier treble ensemble that has attended and performed national conferences in the last few years such as ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) in 2019 and TMEA in 2020. 

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Teaching Background

Tibrisha is new to teaching music in a private setting but due to her educational background, she has had the opportunity to teach students through classes including Graduate Vocal Pedagogy. New environments are not an issue for Tibrisha, due to her dynamic personality, extensive education, and training. Tibrisha has the skills necessary for being a great teacher and is ready to work with any student who is interested in learning to love music the same way she loves music and singing.

Personality/Teaching Style

Tibrisha has an encouraging teaching style. Her philosophy is that there should always be healthy learning and proper technique at all times. She believes that there is not one way any person should sound when making music. If students can bring the desire to learn, Tibrisha will bring her best in order to sucessfully educate them. She is a warm and very loving teacher. Tibrisha has a goofy and fun personality; she is approachable and is able to communicate to her students in a variety of different ways needed. Tibrisha wants her students to know that in their lessons, all the attention is on the student. The student comes first during their time together and Tibrisha’s desire is for her students to grow in their love for learning music. 

What others are saying about Tibrisha:

Tibrisha is a has a friendly and engaging personality, and when teaching, her style is fun but professional. She uses examples and metaphors in a very effective way that gets positive results. I am imporessed with Tibrisha’s knowledge of music pedagogy.

I absolutely would recommend Tibrisha to a friend. Tibrisha is an intelligent and talented musician who would be an asset to any music studio.

Jess, Denton, TX

Special Skills 

A special skill that Tibrisha possesses is that she is creative and often thinks outside of the box in order to help her students out in any way possible to learn. She is able to teach many different genres and styles of singing. She is able to teach: Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, Contemporary music, Opera and so many more. Her passion is using musical theatre and pop songs to help students learn and have fun expressing themselves while learning new skills. 

If you would like voice lessons with this lovely teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Tibrisha!

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Teacher Spotlight: Elizabeth – Music Therapist – Voice, Piano, Guitar, and Ukulele Teacher in Dallas, TX

We are so pleased to introduce our gem of a teacher, Elizabeth! She is a master of all trades and a true teacher at heart. Elizabeth has the skill and education to wow you with her own performance abilities, but beyond that, her shining personality, patience, contagious joy, attention to detail and love for her students are what truly set her apart as a teacher.

Elizabeth is a Board-Certified Music Therapist with a Bachelor of Music from The University of Alabama. At UA, Elizabeth’s primary focus was classical voice with secondary instruments of guitar and piano. Elizabeth began singing as a young child and has performed in competitions and performance choirs throughout the south east.

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Elizabeth is passionate about working with children of all ages and abilities. She began teaching with preschool choirs and assisting choral ensembles at the University of Alabama. Elizabeth most recently worked in the music therapy department at Children’s Medical Center Dallas where she taught piano, guitar, and ukulele to patients.

To Elizabeth, the most successful lessons are when the student is able to laugh. Although studying music requires hard work and (almost) daily practice, the student’s weekly lesson with their teacher should be an opportunity to find the joy in music making. Elizabeth prefers that students assist in choosing repertoire as well as learning pieces from different genres to become a well-rounded musician.

What others are saying about Elizabeth:

Elizabeth is a genuine person who is great at building rapport with new people.  Elizabeth’s style is creative, organized, and person centered.  During her internship, she learned what her patient’s individual needs were, then wrapped her knowledge, patience, and expertise around them.  She is great with new challenges and is very flexible, handling new situations as they arise.  Elizabeth also has a solid musical foundation and wonderful music skills. 

Karen, Music Therapist at Children’s Medical Center

Elizabeth has so many beautiful qualities. At the core, she is an incredible person and makes those around her feel supported and understood.  I would recommend Elizabeth in a heartbeat!

Dallas, TX

Elizabeth teaches guitar, voice, and Ukulele to my children. They are absolutely in love with her as a person and are very responsive to her teaching style. It’s so nice to see them making noticeable progress and loving their lessons! One of my girls said today, “Wednesday is the highlight of my week! I just love my ukulele lessons SO much!”

Providence Village, TX

Special Skills:

Elizabeth’s background in music therapy uniquely allows her to develop a music lesson catered to each individual student and their abilities. While Elizabeth has classical voice training (opera, art songs, etc.), she also has trained in musical theatre and contemporary voice (pop style). Elizabeth is able to teach voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele to students of all ages.

If you would like to enroll in music lessons with this extraordinary teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from Elizabeth!

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Teacher Spotlight: David – Voice and Piano Teacher in Dallas, TX

It is our pleasure to introduce our newest voice teacher in Dallas, TX! David offers in-home music lessons as well as online music lessons.

Educational/Performance Background

David holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance/Opera from the University of North Texas, where he studied with William Joyner. David completed his Bachelors of Music in Music Education at James Madison University in Virginia prior to attending UNT.

David has been singing for as long as he can remember. He sang in his church choir as a young boy and continued to sing in choirs in middle school and high school. His grandfather also heavily influenced him musically; who was a great amateur pianist that loved opera!

David has performed many supporting roles in operas throughout his time in undergraduate and had a few leading opera roles during his time at UNT. Most recently, David has been contracted with The Dallas Opera as an Education Outreach Artist for the past two seasons (2019-20 & 2021). The Dallas Opera Outreach Program performed at several Elementary, Middle, and High Schools throughout the DFW area to bring good music and entertaining opera stories to the younger generation.

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Teaching Background

David is a passionate teacher that loves seeing his students succeed! David works well with ages 6+ and specializes in ages 14+ in healthy vocal technique. David has been teaching for 3+ years and works on proper breathing techniques and helps his students prepare anything from choir music to performance techniques. His main focus and foundation of singing is a natural, healthy, and efficient approach. David also has choral teaching experience leading and conducting small ensembles to large choirs.

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Personality/Teaching Style:

David is a very energetic person and teacher! David gets excited and cheers on his students when they succeed to help drive them toward their goals. As stated above, David uses a foundation of proper breathing techniques to help open up the voice, producing a natural and efficient sound. He is a huge believer in connecting the speaking voice to the singing voice to produce a healthy and natural sound. David also frequently asks his students what they feel when they sing or vocalize, as singing is a very sensational activity. He guides his students to having the correct and healthy sensations when singing. Just as an instrumentalist needs to adjust their fingering or embouchure (mouth position), a singer needs to adjust their approach by feeling or sensing what is occuring with their voice when singing.

What others are saying about David:

David is an upbeat and positive young man, a natural “pied piper” type of person who through his own positive energy helps to bring out the best in those around him.  David’s comments to his peers in my Studio Class were always positive and encouraging rather than negative and disparaging.

I would absolutely recommend David Bogaev to a friend!  He has been in my home.  I have been to dinner with David and his wife.  I occasionally left him in charge of my Studio Class, on days when I was away and could not lead the class, myself.

David Bogaev is an outstanding human being whom I recommend without reservation!

William, Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies, UNT

Special Skills

David is classically and operatically trained and is able to teach proper classical vocal techniques. However, David grew up singing Classic Rock with his father and also sang in Gospel Choirs and still loves singing those types of music today. Therefore, David uses his classical training and breathing techniques to open up the voice to produce an efficient sound, no matter what genre a student is interested in. David is able to teach opera, rock, gospel, jazz, musical theater, and many more vocal styles! If there is something a student would like to work on and David isn’t very familiar with it, he will research it and be ready to teach it by the next lesson. David is also able to teach music theory and ear-training to ages 12+ for students interested in furthering their musical knowledge.

If you would like voice lessons with this extraordinary teacher, fill out our quick enrollment form to begin learning from David!

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Teacher Spotlight: Anthony – Voice, Piano, and Guitar Teacher in Denton Texas

We are pleased to introduce you to Anthony! He offers in-home music lessons in around the Denton area.

Educational Background

Anthony is nearing the completion of his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas. He has had years of university-level vocal instruction and has been a member of the UNT Choir for six semesters. UNT is widely known for it’s rigorous music program, and as part of his required studies, Anthony has developed a firm grasp of music theory, ear training, and piano artistry. Outside of college, Anthony has studied with a world-renowned guitar player, Bill Hudson, and continues taking lessons to further his own abilities as a player.

Teaching Background

While Anthony is new to teaching music, his university education has involved pedagogy classes, and Anthony has gone through Starlight Music Lessons’ comprehensive training program designed for newer teachers. Anthony’s musical knowledge, paired with his fantastic personality and love for people make a wonderful combination for being an excellent teacher.

Anthony does have some experience teaching private students, both online and in-person. He has been asked to help teach vocal technique and pedagogy at A.C. Jones High School, and he currently works at a Montessori school teaching and guiding students from the primary ages of three to seven. Putting his passion for teaching and music together is something he has always wanted to do. He loves helping students of all ages learn and grow!

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Personality/Teaching Style

Anthony’s style is very dynamic, focused and energized. He believes that each student has a different desired outcome for their lessons, and he will cater the lesson to each student’s musical goals. Anthony can teach both academically and free-form, depending on what the student wants to achieve throughout the lessons. While being flexible in his approach to teaching, Anthony still advocates that true progress can only happen through consistent practice and commitment. A core tenet of Anthony’s philosophy is that learning your favorite songs will vastly improve your skill, commitment, and love for your instrument overall. Students will find Anthony to be fun, understanding and eager to help you grow as a musician.

What others are saying about Anthony:

Anthony is a great guitarist, vocalist and overall musician. He is very smart when it comes to Music Theory as well. He has always been willing to learn new things and understands the importance of constructive criticism. Anthony takes as much educational information possible to grow and be an overall knowledgeable student. He has excellent leadership skills as he has demonstrated support and kindness to others. Anthony has a humble heart, and is always willing to be there for those in need. He understands the meaning of hard work and understands what it takes to make something happen. His character demonstrates strength, respect, passion and dedication

Fine Arts Department Head, A.C. Jones High School

Special Skills

One of Anthony’s specialties lies in teaching a variety of techniques on guitar, from beginner methods like alternate picking and power chords, to more advanced techniques such as sweep-picking and tapping. With this knowledge of the guitar, he can also teach a variety of genres, such as pop, folk, rock, etc. Anthony will gladly take the time to learn your favorite songs outside of the lesson and teach them to you during your lesson!

Anthony can teach classical vocal repertoire, as well as offer technique and tips to students looking to sing pop music. He can also teach music theory and ear-training, which helps students progress more quickly and understand music on a deeper level.

Anthony looks forward to seeing you in his lessons and growing with you! Please CLICK HERE to fill out our brief enrollment form. If you have any questions about music lessons, contact Starlight Music Lessons today!

Teacher Spotlight: Daria – Voice, Violin, and Piano Teacher in Frisco, TX

It is our pleasure to introduce Daria, our spectacular piano, voice, and violin teacher in Frisco, TX! Daria offers lessons online and in her Frisco studio.

Daria – Piano, Voice, and Violin

Educational Background
Daria holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from The Manhattan School of Music, the world-renowned music conservatory. She has studied voice with Mignon Dunn and Maitl Peters and accompanying with Kenneth Merrill. She went on to study voice with Lorraine Ernst Sandra Darling and at John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, received her Artist Diploma. Later on she studied voice with David Jones. Additional studies include Musical Theatre from New York University, German Lieder Program from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Dalcroze Teacher Training Program from the Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses School, Professional Artist Program from Songfest Festival, and Advanced Artist Opera Workshop Program from Daniel Ferro’s Vocal Program.

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Daria's Studio
Daria’s Studio

Teaching Background
As a highly dedicated music teacher with more than 16 years of experience, Daria has taught classical voice, musical theatre, piano, beginner violin, and children/youth/adult choirs in a kindergarten, private schools with public schools’ setting, and a college.

Personality/Teaching Style
Daria is a cheerful and uplifting person who has a caring and a passionate heart. She believes in a flexible manner of instruction, responsive to the unique personality of each student.

Styles & Methods I can Teach
Dalcroze, Alfred, Bastien, Hanon, Suzuki, Concone, Marchesi, Alexander Technique, Stage Combat, Hymns, Classical, Musical Theatre, College/Grad school Audition Preparation, Competition Preparation

What others are saying about Daria:

Ms. Chung is extremely dedicated to the concept of education. She feels a strong sense of responsibility to the students in her classes and she takes their success very personally. She is also exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them and coaxes the very best effort from each and every one. And I think this is the reason that her students love her so much and made such a huge improvement on making their music in such a short period of time. Ms. Chung is clearly one of the best faculty I have worked with in the last 19 years.

Daria is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. She would lead the students patiently step by step to help them make the right sound needed for the piece. She is willing to repeat as many times as possible until the students finally understand the idea. I have seen many students be amazed at the sound they were able to produce after her coaching.

Daria is a very sincere and caring person. She is able to understand and relate to many different people with various environments which must be the reason she was able to successfully teach various students and work in different environments. Also, she has given many performances for charity for the people in need for help.

Special Skills
Daria has given numerous solo recitals throughout the United States of America, Europe and Korea including New York Debut Solo Recital at Weill Recital at Carnegie Hall as an award recipient. She has also appeared in various chamber ensembles as a soloist and operas as main soprano roles.
Daria was a winner of the Artists International Competition, National Society of Arts and Letters Competition and the NATS Artist Awards Competition.

If you choose to learn from Daria, you will not be disappointed! If you are ready to enroll, click here to fill out our quick enrollment form.

Click here if you have questions and would like to talk to us about scheduling a trial lesson with Daria. If you live in another city in DFW or would like to inquire about our other teachers, let us know! We will do everything we can to match you with your ideal teacher!

Teacher Spotlight: Lauren – Piano and Voice Teacher in Dallas, TX

We are pleased to introduce Lauren! She offers in-home music lessons in Dallas, as well as online music lessons.

Educational Background:

Lauren is currently finishing her bachelor’s degree in music at Southern Methodist University where she is studying with Camille King. She has been a music student for most of her life starting at age 4. Lauren is part of the Meadows Opera Ensemble and has appeared in many productions including Alcina, Our Town, Cosi Fan Tutte, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and a touring production of Broadway Anthems for the SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute. In addition to her classical voice training, Lauren is passionate about musical theater and currently studies with Natalie Weiss from New York City.

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Teaching Background:

Lauren has shared her passion for teaching with others since she was 11. She has served in leadership positions with gymnastics teams, dance teams, and choral groups where she was tasked with mentoring and teaching less experienced participants. Lauren has also been fortunate to serve as a teaching assistant at a Montessori school where she worked with students in the classroom and music program. She has also been involved in the creative and choreography process teaching high school spirit squads and dance teams.

 Personality/Teaching Style:

Lauren has an upbeat, positive personality and loves to share that positivity with her students. She believes music lessons should be fun and foster a love and appreciation for music. She expects her students to practice regularly but is not harsh with students when this expectation isn’t met. Her number one goal is to make sure her students are enjoying every lesson and their own practice time.

What others are saying about Lauren:

Lauren is very specific with what she wants but generous and helpful with those students with whom she works. She can sing, dance and act and has great skills as well as love for helping others thrive. Lauren is always prompt, friendly, and prepared. She left her problems, if she had any, at the door. I loved working with her. She is a real professional.

Sara J. Romersberger
Associate Professor of Theatre
Southern Methodist University

Lauren is very disciplined.  Fine young musician.  Talented singer/dancer. I have enjoyed working with Lauren very much. 

Virginia Dupuy, Prof. of Voice.  SMU

Special Skills:

Lauren believes if a student can learn classical voice and piano technique, they can sing or play anything. With voice, Lauren emphasizes the importance of learning to sing in a very healthy, sustainable way. Her classical background also transfers over to musical theater and pop music. Furthermore, because she has a strong dance background, Lauren takes a very physical approach to music and stresses the importance of connecting with the body when singing and playing.

If you are looking for a piano or voice teacher in Dallas, TX, look no further! Click here to enroll.

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Teacher Spotlight: Caleb – Voice and Guitar Teacher in Lewisville, TX

We are thrilled to introduce Caleb, our fabulous voice and guitar teacher in Lewisville!

Teaching Background:

Caleb began playing music when he was 7 years old, and he has continued to study and perform several instruments including violin, mandolin, guitar, and singing. Caleb officially  began teaching music lessons in 2015 after finishing his Bachelor’s degree at DSU. Throughout the years, Caleb has continued to teach voice and guitar lessons with private studios, professional studios, and school districts. While Caleb’s formal music educational background is primarily in classical music, he also excels in performing and teaching other genres such as Folk, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Metal, Country, Bluegrass, Musical Theatre, and Sacred Music.

Educational Background:

Caleb holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance from Delta State University where he studied with Dr. Mary Lynn Buchanan and Dr. Laurissa Backlin. During his undergraduate studies, Caleb actively performed with Delta State Chorale, Chamber Singers, and performed the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Caleb recently finished his Master of Music degree in vocal performance and operatic studies from University of North Texas where he studied with world renowned operatic tenor, Richard Croft. While working at UNT, Caleb performed several roles with UNT Opera including: Henry Davis in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Maitre Corbeau in Albert Roussel’s Le testament de la tante Carolina, and Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. He also performed with UNT’s early music group, Collegium and worked as a Stage Director for the Student Directors’ Scenes and Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen.

After graduating from University of North Texas, Caleb accepted the position of resident artist at Pittsburgh Festival Opera where he worked as a singer, stage-director, and sound designer. Caleb is currently an active performer in the DFW area where he has worked with groups and organizations such as Dallas Chamber Choir, Verdigris Ensemble, St. Michael and All Angels, and All Saints Catholic Church.

Teaching Styles:

During Caleb’s music career, he has worked with exceptional music educators such as Dr. Stephen Austin, Kumiko Shimizu, Dr. Elvia Puccinelli, Roy Howat, Dr. Susan Youens, Ryland Angel, and Richard Croft. His extensive study with these incredible professionals as well as his years of teaching has provided him with exceptional abilities to guide each student he works with to success. Caleb’s teaching style is one of an individual approach. While he does use a designed structural system of teaching private lessons, he believes every student is different and should therefore work to find the most prudent system for each student. He also believes that it is highly beneficial for the student to participate in repertoire selection and performance practices.

Special Skills:

Caleb has been performing almost every genre of music for years, and he has not only taught private lessons but has given masterclasses, audition coachings, and recorded multiple albums. Caleb has a wide variety of skills when it comes to the world of music. Some of the more special skills Caleb carries include: German, French, and Italian diction; ear-training; music theory; orchestration; conducting; stage-direction; and music technology.

What others are saying about Caleb:

Caleb is a fine performer, very good musician… is quick and reliable, and an excellent colleague. He has a warm and supportive personality, is very good one-on-one, I am sure would be a strong and empathetic teacher, and a very good team player. Caleb is a real talent and is more than ready for the challenges you might be able to offer him. I believe he would serve you and your students very well. I recommend him without reservation.

Jonathan Eaton
Winspear Chair and Director of Opera
University of North Texas

Caleb has a solid training in the area of pedagogy. He is very intelligent, a fine singer and sensitive musician. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and to you to hire!

Stephen F. Austin, MM, PhD
Professor of Voice
Center for Performing Arts Health
College of Music
University of North Texas

I am happy to enthusiastically recommend Caleb for consideration as a member of your teaching staff. I was Caleb’s Major Professor during his MM degree here at UNT.

Caleb was an ideal student. He possesses an ability to transcend technique and to take the listener into the song itself. He has a very solid technique. He is respectful, thoughtful, professional and was always prepared and ready to work in our lessons. I recommend him without reservation.

Richard Croft
University Distinguished Research Professor 2019

If you are in or near Lewisville, TX and looking for an excellent guitar or voice instructor, look no further! Click here to enroll in Starlight Music Lessons today!