Madelaine Martinez holds a bachelors and masters degree in vocal performance from the University of North Texas. She also is in her second year of being a young artist with the Dallas Opera’s Educational Outreach. Madelaine has been with the Music Academy since October 2015 and teaches voice and piano.
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.
Ruben Salazar is a working musician with 3 kids and a wife. He loves performing, producing, composing, and most of all teaching music.
Joshua Vigran is a prolific musician who has recently appeared at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Classical Encounters of Orange County in California. Mr. Vigran is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Piano Performance at the University of North Texas.
Esther Tran is finishing her fourth year as a violin performance major at The University of North Texas, under the tutelage of Professor Philip Lewis. She began her music education in Germany at age eight and since then has been teaching for six years with emphasis on technique, and in theory as a supplementary focus.
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 Master's in Music at UNT and teaches piano and voice at the Denton Music Academy.
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 for weddings, musicals, corporate events, and much more.
Sarah Hussein is a graduate student at Texas Woman’s University. Passionate and dedicated to teaching, she is working towards her M.A. in Piano Pedagogy.
Andrew McMillan has his Bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance from the University of North Texas. Andrew currently lives in Denton, Texas where he plays with many bands and writes and records his own music.
Brittany Jones is a Kentucky native holding 3 bachelor degrees, and is currently obtaining two Master's at The University of North Texas. A professional opera singer, Brittany also plays the piano and violin.
Bruno Ribeiro, a native of Portugal, has extensive experience in performing and teaching piano. Bruno enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels, and works with each one to meet their individual needs.
JinSook Kwak is a Summa Cum Laude graduate in music composition from Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea and a professional classical/jazz pianist. She is currently finishing her musical studies in Jazz Performance at the renowned University of North Texas under the tutelage of Dan Haerle and Pat Coil.
Hallie Weiner is a classically trained singer with degrees from Northwestern University and the Conservatoire à Rayonnement de Région de Paris. She has been teaching for all of her adult life and loves bringing the joy of learning to her students.
Having graduated with a degree in Vocal Jazz Studies at UNT, Carleigh Reese has a vast background in varying genres (Jazz/Soul/Pop/Classical). Currently, you can find her performing her original music at venues all around the DFW area.
Chris Simms was born in Plano, TX and raised outside of Boston, MA. While living in Boston he received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music's five week program. The past 3 years he has studied under Ed Soph, a world renowned musician and master of the drums. In the fall he will continue his jazz studies degree at UNT under the mentorship of Quincy Davis.
Roger Hunt grew up in the Atlanta area and began taking guitar lessons at the age of 12. After playing frequently alongside Atlanta blues musicians, he moved to Denton, TX to study Jazz Guitar at the University of North Texas where he graduated with his bachelors degree in May 2017.
Asia Charles began playing the violin at the age four at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. She is a senior at University of North Texas, majoring in music education - string instrument track.