VOICE

LAINEY BERNSTEIN

email : lb@pcsom.com

Lainey Bernstein is a singer-songwriter who is known not only for her wide vocal range, but also for her wide range of singing styles. Her training and experience includes a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Texas Woman’s University, many years of studying voice, as well as her own regular solo performances.

She is the Music Director at Spirituality Today, a church in Irving, where she leads and writes congregational music. Before that she was the Music and Fine Arts Director at the Center for Spiritual Living, where she also directed the Choir and the music team.

In addition to being a private vocal instructor, Miss Bernstein teaches Performance workshops every summer, that include intensive training in mic technique, stage presence, and all styles of singing. She has also taught acting, and musical theater. This will be her eighth year teaching private Voice Lessons in several schools, and in her home studio. Lainey also taught as a Musikgarten-trained Preschool Music Teacher for 4 years.

In 2007, Miss Bernstein released her debut, inspirational CD, and she is currently working on CD number two, to be released by the end this year. As well as being a solo vocal performer, she performs as a drummer in a Taiko-style drum group.

In 2006, Lainey set out to make music her life’s work, whether singing, teaching, drumming, or recording. Since then, she has done just that.

LAINEY BERNSTEIN'S PERFORMANCE

ANDRE ECHEVERRIA

Andre Echeverria was born and raised in Guatemala and influenced with music at an early age, he started giving piano lessons to children, ages, 4 to 14. At the age of 19, Andre began teaching ESL classes at IGA, a government-backed institute for English learning. He taught young people as well as adults there for one year. He then started teaching ESL classes at a Korean academy, preparing students for their entrance exams in English-speaking schools. In 2010, Andre moved to the U.S. to pursue a career in music. While studying at college, he taught private lessons.

Andre graduated from UT Arlington where he successfully completed his Bachelor’s Degree with a 4.0 in Music Composition under Dr. George Chave, and Audio Engineering under Micah Hayes. He plans to further his studies by pursuing a Master's Degree in Film Scoring. Now, thanks to his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Audio Engineering, he has a wider and deeper knowledge of music, which enables him to share with his students. Andre teaches piano, voice, guitar, and drum lessons.

AMANDA JENNINGS

Amanda is a recent graduate with her Texas Educator Certificate for All-Level Music (Early Childhood through 12th grade). She is trained in classical music and recently received her Bachelors of Music with honors in Music Education with a concentration in piano and voice. Amanda has had the opportunity to have performed in numerous recitals, weddings, and churches around the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and Longview areas. She has professionally accompanied voice students, the ETBU Strings ensemble, and has student teaching experience directing choral ensembles and teaching general music in the public schools.

Amanda has had numerous opportunities to directing choir ensembles, professionally teach piano, voice, and general music lessons and hold student recitals. During April of 2014 Amanda gave her Junior solo piano recital in completion of her private lessons at East Texas Baptist University. While attending East Texas Baptist University, Amanda acquired a multitude of diverse opportunities to expand her performance, and pedagogical experience.

Amanda has a heart for music and for sharing that music with others. She has had the opportunity to teach and encourage students in their musical talent for the past seven years with a teaching style that is motivating and very encouraging. Amanda loves working with children, teenagers, and adults, as they begin to discover the joys of playing the piano. Playing the piano is a hobby you can enjoy for a lifetime. Amanda's goal is to offer supportive and inspiring instruction to those seeking to learn more about playing the piano. She is excited to watch her students grow and improve while challenging them to learn more.

HILDA HEIMISDOTTIR

Hilda Heimisdottir is an international cellist, music pedagogue, and folk music specialist who was born in Iceland. She graduated form Royal Academy of Music in Denmark with Masters of Music and Music Pedagogy. She grew up in the center of Reykjavik, which is the capital city of Iceland, and started music lessons at a very early age, showing great interest and talent from the beginning. Hilda has since travelled the world and participated in cello master classes and festivals with such world famous musicians and performers like Hans Jorgen Jensen and Erling Blondal Bengtson. She received first place in Aalborg Symphony Orchestra competition for high level students. She is also a very active folk musician and singer that specializes in the unique Icelandic folk instrument langspil. Mrs. Heimisdottir has played langspil for the Icelandic folk duo LIL. She is married to the Swedish-American international baroque-trumpet soloist Michael Wagsjo.

CHELSI CLARK

Chelsi Clark is a classically trained vocalist who aspires to take the opera industry by storm. Her love for music led her to study voice in the college of Music at Prairie View A&M University. The highlight of her college experience came in September, 2007 when she sang at the Oath of Office Ceremony for inductees to the Board of Regents for the Texas A&M Systems in Bryan, Texas. In undergrad her sincere love for music allowed her to become one of the 27 charter members of the Lambda Zeta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota international Music Fraternity for women inc. She graduated from Prairie View in December 2008 receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration of applied voice. In 2014 she performed in the opera “Pearl Fishers” for the Fort Worth opera festival chorus as a member of the ensemble. She also performed for the Puccini Society of Dallas, The Congress of Christian Education National Baptist Convention and “The Color Purple” for Denton Campus community theatre. On April 2 nd 2015 in Dallas, TX she got the chance to perform the world premiere of the opera “Wading Home” which is based off of a novel written by Rosalyn Story and composed by Mary Alice Rich. Mr. Curtis King who is the founder and director of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters was so impressed with Ms. Clark, that he presented her a platform to perform an evening of negro spirituals. She has also done numerous public recitals at Good Street Missionary Baptist church in Dallas,TX where she is a member. Ms. Clark plans to have a promising career as an opera singer while sharing her love and knowledge with the hearts of children everywhere.

HANNAH MESSA

Raised in a small Texas town, Hannah Massa knew her love for the arts at a young age. As a singer/songwriter at the age of 13 she picked up the guitar and quickly began playing in church services as well as traveling to other churches and events to lead worship. At the age of 16 she started professionally training as a vocalist. Hannah has also competed in two district Fine Arts competitions in the area of singing/songwriting, both times advancing to the national level. In 2012 she attended Christ for the Nations institute in Dallas, Texas where she received contemporary piano lessons and additional vocal training. At graduation, Hannah received a Bachelor’s degree in Practical Theology with a major in Worship and Technical Arts. Since then, she has traveled all over the DFW metroplex singing and playing at different churches. Now, she dreams of a life with music, by ever-increasing her own skill and by helping her students dream big and giving them the tools they need to reach those dreams.

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