Music Instructors - Temple, Texas
"Dolce Music Studio Expands to Temple, TX: Sharing the Gift of Music Education with More Communities"
Jack Daniel was fortunate to have a mother who was the first accredited female band director in Louisiana. At the age of 13, his first drum set instructor was Joe Morrelo (drummer for Dave Brubeck) and then Roy Haynes (drummer for Miles Davis and others) when he attended the first Ludwig Percussion Symposium. Jack toured Europe with the All Student’s Band USA, at the age of 15, and performed with various bands throughout southern Louisiana. After attending LSU in Baton Rouge, he performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony and various circus and rodeo bands. He currently drums with John Pierre and the Zydeco Angels, Paul Klemperer Jazz Quartet, the modern Rock Band Relative Circle, and World Music Band Suburban Beat. Jack is excited to teach percussion as well as vocals at Dolce as a Master Teacher and performer. He also directs intro group percussion classes each year as an elective for our summer camp music tours.
Kaytlin Gonzales has been singing and playing the piano for as long as she can remember. Her mother through homeschooling taught her how to read music about the same time she started to learn how to read. In 2016, she earned her bachelor’s degree in music education at Freed-Hardeman University. She originally intended the major to help her knowledge and experience grow in teaching piano lessons, but grew a passion for helping those in the public school system. After college, she worked at a Title I elementary school in Houston, teaching Kindergarten through 4th grade Music to a student body of about 900 children. This experience showed her that she needed to continue with the one on one scene if she were going to make the bigger impact. Kaytlin has been teaching private piano lessons for 9 years, since she was in high school, and is striving to grow along with her students every day. She has worked with beginner and intermediate students from young child to adult, including special needs children. She strives to instill a joy in and a love of music in every student through her classes that will stay with the student for the rest of their lives no matter where the journey of life takes them. Kaytlin is available online only.
Growing up in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Alena Kamchatna began studying piano at the age of six. As a child, her talent led her to participating in many regional competitions and music festivals. She took her talent to the next level by attending a specialized musical school during her teenage years. From 2008-2013, Alena earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from the Kharkiv National University of Arts. Then, after receiving a full scholarship, she spent the next three years earning her dual master’s degree from the International Anton Rubinstein Academy in Dusseldorf, Germany and in La Spezia, Italy. Since she began studying, Alena has also accumulated six years of teaching piano to students of all ages and skill levels. She has studied and performed with numerous famous musicians in Ukraine, Germany, and Italy. After graduating from Anton Rubinstein, the academy offered her a job to stay as a piano teacher in their pre-college program. Alena’s main teaching philosophy focuses on studying classical music, but she also enjoys experimenting with piano interpretations of modern pop music. She is available for virtual lessons only.
Marty McAllister is an experienced piano and voice teacher of 40 years. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in Music Education with principal in voice, and began studying piano at the age of 5. Marty has created personal studios of up to 60 students in three cities, Dallas and Austin, and a small town in Oklahoma. She has many talents which include being a writer, an artist, and enjoying the interaction of the arts. Marty expresses her delight in her new home in Sun City, Georgetown and excited to be a part of the faculty at Dolce Music Studio.
Patrick McAndrew is an experienced drummer who attended the Musicians Institute where he was educated by some of the best instructors in the world. After school he moved to Central Texas to pursue his career as a professional musician. Since then he has recorded on two studio albums and toured with bands that are signed to major record labels. Patrick also practices daily and believes that every drummer is born a student and dies a student, the learning never stops. Patrick’s teaching styles and techniques vary for each student. He is a very patient instructor but pushes each student to achieve their goals. He states, “I know every student learns differently, so each student gets a custom lesson plan that meets the way he or she learns”.
Hannah Mills has been working as a Piano teacher since 2015 and is now joining Dolce Music Studio faculty. She has worked as a collaborative pianist through UMHB and Temple College. She studied performance in Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Located in Siena Italy. She has performed chamber music across Italy and with the UMHB Wind Ensemble in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Her passion is finding a way to show every child that with a little bit of work, they can achieve anything they may dream of. Hannah will offer a supplemental group enrichment class to provide as a varied format from the weekly private lessons. The monthly Enrichment Piano Ensemble and Performance Training classes will provide students the pathway to take their music to the next level. This instructor is not only personable, she has a creative spirit which will motivate those she works with to excellence.