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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.
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.
For more than 20 years Russ Miller has been playing guitar, bass, and drums as well as composing, recording, producing, and performing. He has also been teaching multiple instruments since 2004. As a teacher he maintains a strong belief that every student is different, and that the key to a student’s success in music lies in both finding the student’s individual interests as well as regular live performance.
As a professional, Russ has led and performed in 2 bands and a studio project. From 2001 to 2005 he toured and recorded 2 albums with his bands The Commune and Vin Mariani; and from 2008 to 2012 he recorded and promoted as solo effort The Tales. He has received FM and internet radio play, sold albums on 5 continents, and played with countless wonderful musicians over the years. Currently, Russ works at passing the knowledge he gained professionally on to his students.