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Naomi Barrett

Naomi Barrett

Piano, Voice, Clarinet, Saxophone

Lyric soprano and pianist Naomi Rose received her Bachelor of Arts in Music concentrating in piano performance and pedagogy from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, and a Masters of Music in Church Music with concentrations in piano and voice performance from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Since 2010 Naomi has taught private instruction for piano, voice, clarinet, and saxophone across Dallas-Fort Worth, Illinois, and Minnesota. Naomi was an active performer and teacher in Hawai‘i from 2019-2022. She has toured as an instrumentalist and vocalist nationally and internationally across Europe and Asia since 2009. Naomi has a passion for teaching and helping any student, any age, find the joy of music whether it be fundamental skills or discovering something new about music. Naomi is excited to get to know new students and families at Stage Notes!

Emily Vernoski

Emily Vernoski

Art

Emily was born in New Jersey. Having a love for fine arts at a young age, she expanded her talent throughout her homeschooling experience. Starting at a young age, she developed her skills by experimenting with techniques and reading about art history. College is where she gained her professional experience and advanced education in Art—graduating from Sussex County Community College with an associate in Liberal Arts. Taking advantage of all Art focus studies for electives, including Fine oil Painting, Ceramic Sculpting, Basic Drawing, and advanced watercolor painting. During the transition to a four-year institute, she studied ceramics sort-term at Peter Valley School of Craft under world-renowned artist Bruce Dehnert. Furthering her career, she studied for two years in the College of Arts in the Visual Art program at Montclair State University. Taking advanced courses learning design elements, integrative Studio theory, color psychology, psychology of art education, and Art History (Prehistoric to present day). Emily has four years of experience creating art & craft projects and teaching essential art elements to ages 5–17-year old’s at Camp Orchard Hill. Emily moved to Texas to advance her Artist career and finish her B.A. in Visual Arts in North Texas. Emily is excited to be teaching the future artists at Stage Notes School of Music and Arts.

Chuck Davies

Chuck Davies

Guitar, Drums

Chuck Davies is a multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years experience as a music teacher and performer. His specialties include guitar, bass, drums, voice, beginner piano, music theory, performance coaching, music production, and songwriting/composition. He holds a Bachelors of General Studies with a music minor from Indiana University and has spent decades as a touring and studio musician. His other interests include martial arts and personal development.

Matthias Bowen

Matthias Bowen

Multi-Instrumentalist

Matthias began playing guitar at the age of 12 and almost immediately began playing in local bands. During the ensuing years Matthias also began learning other instruments such as bass, piano, and drums in order to fill various vacancies for the projects he was involved in. After graduating high school to further his love of music, Matthias attended the University of North Texas where he would receive a BM in classical guitar performance while continuing to perform live with various projects such as Fall Europa who have opened for major national acts such as Between the Buried and Me, Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, Erra, Slaughter to Prevail, Entheos, and many more.

Amber Heady

Amber Heady

Voice, Piano

Amber Heady, Soprano, graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. Amber has performed in numerous productions, including the role of Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Mistress Ford in Ralph Vaughn Williams' trio from Sir John in Love. In addition to performed, she studied French in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada, and is now a part of the Peace Lutheran Church staff in Hurst, Texas. Amber has over four years' experience teaching voice and piano to students of all ages and levels.

Victoria Boland

Victora Boland

Bass, Piano, Guitar

Victoria Boland is a classically trained upright bass music education major at the University of North Texas. After starting with guitar and voice in second grade, Victoria soon moved over to electric bass and piano during fifth grade. By freshman year of high school, she started learning the upright bass as her main instrument. During her high school years, she held top chairs in the Fort Worth Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra and went to UNT's Bass Camp master class with Jeff Bradetich, UNT's Summer String Institute, and the UNT Cello and Bass Youth Conservatory. Currently, she is a student of Jeff Bradetich and Dr. Gudrun Raschen.

Abbie Brown

Abbie Brown

Art

Abbie grew up in a small town outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. Since she was little, she always had a passion for art. Through cartoons and anime, she taught herself how to draw. Abbie moved to Denton to attend the University of North Texas where she continued her love for learning and studied Interdisciplinary Art and Design. In college, she learned drawing and painting, photography, and digital art. You can find some of her work in the art room! Before joining our team, she was a concept artist and 3D asset designer for a VR game development company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Abbie wants to teach all of her students that there are no limits to art when it comes to a career. She hopes to inspire her students to strengthen their imaginations and feel confident in their work.

Grace Chu

Grace Chu

Violin, Piano

Grace Chu is a violin and piano teacher at Stage Notes School of Music. A native of Illinois, Grace graduated from Boston University in 2020 with a degree in marine science and violin performance. With over 15 years of violin playing under her belt, as well as 10 years of piano, she’s excited to help students discover their love for music!

Jerome Bristow

Jerome Bristow

Multi Instrumentalist

Jerome Bristow is from the Fort Worth area and has played in several local/regional bands, toured the country/world, and recorded/released over a dozen Records. This Self-Taught Musician loves to share the music he has learned with EVERYBODY. He plays and teaches almost every instrument that isn't Brass or Woodwind at all levels. Teaching became a passion in 2005 and it has been a dream for him to inspire a new generation of artists.

Nina Beate

Nina Beate

Violin, Piano

Nina Beate was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador. She completed her high school studies at Interlochen Arts Academy, MI, before completing her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Violin Performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Nina has freelanced, taught, and toured throughout North & South America for the past 15 years. She has two young children she has been raising in Texas for the past six years, and provides a great deal of knowledge and experience in her work at Stage Notes!

Caroline Johnson

Caroline Johnson

Student Teacher, Multi-Instrumentalist

Caroline has been a student at Stage Notes since she was 5 years old, first starting on piano, then moving to voice, guitar, and bass. Caroline has participated in state level choirs and ensembles since elementary school, and also leads vocally and instrumentally in her church’s worship team.

Devin Hite

Devin Hite

Multi-Instrumentalist

Devin Hite is from Stillwater, Oklahoma, where his musical journey became a dedication as he taught students within the Music Department while earning his Bachelor’s degree from the Theatre Department. Over the years, Devin has dedicated his whole heart to perfect his craft of being a guitarist, drummer, pianist, and vocalist. Currently, since he has moved to Fort Worth, Texas, he’s been actively searching for live performance opportunities while releasing online music performances through social media. His age range of teaching is wide open from kids to adults, and enjoys teaching folk, country, Americana, blues, funk, classic rock, and hard rock. Students most remember him saying, “Whatever YOU want to learn is what I want to learn. You tell me, and we’ll make awesome music!”

Monica Saldivar

Monica Saldivar

Voice, Piano

Monica Saldivar, a Grand Prairie, TX native, has been singing for over 10 years at many different events throughout Texas and has had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem for many of the professional sports teams throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Influenced by many different genres in English and Spanish, Monica has a wide variety of music she performs. She is a2012 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts as well as a 2017 graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a major in Music Business / Vocal Performance and Grammy U member throughout her college career. All of her music can be found on all major digital music platforms.

Tess Miller

Tess Miller

Voice, Piano

Tess is currently earning her bachelor's degree in Music Education from the highly acclaimed University of North Texas! In the past, she was recognized as a three-year Texas Music Scholar by TMEA and an Exemplary Musician by UIL standards. In addition to schoolwork, Tess enjoys playing in her church's worship band, collecting records, and giving back to the next generation of musicians. We are glad to have her on the Stage Notes team!

Ethan Anderson

Ethan Anderson

Student Teacher, Piano

Ethan Anderson has been taking lessons at Stage Notes since the age of 7. He has been specializing in jazz for the past five years. He plays piano with the Crossroads youth choir at First Baptist Church of Hurst and the Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra. He is also a saxophonist, earning 1st chair baritone saxophone in the 2018 All Region Band.