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Current Faculty

Faculty Directors

Dr. Ames Asbell, Director, Suzuki Master Teacher

Dr. Rebecca Tast, Orchestra Master Teacher, String Music Education Specialist

Student Teachers

Beginning Suzuki Violin/Viola class

Karen Cramer

Samantha Chavira - bio coming soon!

Payton McIntyre is a violist from Austin, Texas, majoring in Music Education.  She sings in a band called the Ooey Gooeys and she hopes to see and experience as much of the world as she possibly can.  She loves music, animals, nature, and meeting new people.

Beginning Suzuki Cello class

Caleb Churchman is a cellist from Tomball, Texas, majoring in Music Studies.  His favorite super hero is the Flash because he’s really strong and fast. His favorite movie is Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back. His favorite composer is Dvorak because he loves the way his music sounds.

Rachel Watson - bio coming soon!

Suzuki Violin/Viola Ensemble

Emmit Ghourley is a violinist from Tomball, Texas, majoring in Performance.  His favorite color is blue, and his least favorite food is mashed potatoes.

Angel Reyes - bio coming soon!

Suzuki Cello Ensemble

Daniel Cavazos is a cellist from Georgetown, Texas majoring in Music Studies.  He has two dogs named Snooky and Lucy, and he loves to make bread.

Patrick Crowley - bio coming soon!

Beginning Orchestra

Giselle Izaguirre is a violist at Texas State University where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Music Studies.  She was born and raised in Edinburg, Texas.  She is a vegetarian and has had 30+ pets since she was a baby.

Gabby Baez - bio coming soon!

Angel Raygoza is from Dallas, Texas and plays the violin as a Music Studies major at Texas State University. 

Maroon Orchestra

Chelsea Piel - bio coming soon!

Mae Stevens is a violinist from Georgetown, Texas majoring in Music Studies at Texas State.  Her favorite food is popcorn, and she has been playing violin for 13 years.

Gold Orchestra

Annie Archer is a violinist from San Antonio, Texas, majoring in Music Studies.  She likes the color green, and she plays tennis.

Izayah Gomez is from Odessa, Texas, and is working towards a degree in Music Studies with a concentration in cello.  He love to traveling and going on road trips with his friends and family.

Advanced Orchestra

Leo Hernandez - bio coming soon!

Matthew Moore - bio coming soon!

Private Lesson Instructors

Logan Thoeni is a double bassist from Cypress, Texas, and he is now in his 4th year studying to become a public music director.  He wants to use his skills and abilities to better the lives of many others through music.  He owns a purple motorcycle and, though he has lived most of his life in Texas, he was born in Anchorage, Alaska.