Our Instructors

Our instructors work in Beth Keller's home studio in The Vista Meadows Addition in the Alliance Texas area (West Keller/Far North Fort Worth). Our other teaching locations currently include area schools and community centers.​​

Beth Keller, Founder and Director
Piano & Voice 


Beth Keller has been involved with music for over 30 years. Studying vocal performance and piano at Indiana University and University of North Texas is a small part of her musical education. From an early age, Beth has studied with wonderful musical educators and mentors and has competed and performed in local and regional productions in Northern California and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Beth has been heavily involved with music her entire life. 
 
Beth loves working with children and youth and collaborating with other adult performers and students. She has a desire to infuse fun and creativity into her teaching style. She knows that each student learns in a different manner and each has unique dreams and learning styles. 
 
Beth will work with the student (and parent) to teach piano or vocal basics and music theory while focusing on genres that are of interest to the student. Whether one wishes to study only classical pieces or wishes to focus on jazz, worship, pop, rock or other contemporary style, Beth enjoys exploring and preparing each student for success in whichever musical direction they wish to pursue. While always starting with a classical foundation and proper technique, Beth thinks it's important for each student to have a well-rounded repertoire and be familiar with musical language such as chord recognition, progressions, sight-reading, ear-training, improvisation and overall performance basics that may sometimes get overlooked with traditional, strictly-classical teaching. 


Beth lives with her husband Charles and two daughters in The Bluffs in Heritage HOA. She loves our community, and additional passions of hers include: time with family, boardgames, card games, community service, support for foster-adoptive parents and children-in-need, traveling, reading, and composing.

Experience includes:

-Private piano and voice teacher from her in-home studio  
-Current Member of Dallas Millennial Choirs & Orchestra (Alto I)
- Flower Mound Orchestra, Handel's Messiah Mezzo Soprano soloist
-Studied Vocal and Piano Performance at Indiana University and University of North Texas
- Seasoned accompanist (high school, university, stage, choirs)
- Pit Band Director for multiple stage productions
- Jazz piano performance
-Church choir accompanist, rehearsal pianist
-Paid vocal performer at private events, Placerville County Fair, Garbeau's Dinner Theatre, other regional theaters
- Experience working with unique- and special-needs youth
- Staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters DFW from 2008-2016
- Volunteer Mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters 
- Foster-Adoptive Parent
- Licensed Foster Parent from 2009-2014

"I teach with an energy and passion for music. I am privileged to be able to work with all types of learners and ages."

Amanda Jennings, Assistant Director
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Cello & Voice

Amanda Jennings has been involved with music for close to twenty years. She has a heart for music and for sharing that music with others.​

Amanda 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 singing, playing the piano or guitar.

Mrs. Amanda is trained in classical music and earned her Bachelors of Music with honors in Music Education with a concentration in piano and voice from East Texas Baptist University (ETBU).

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 direct choir ensembles, professionally teach piano, voice, and general music lessons and hold student recitals. While attending East Texas Baptist University, Amanda acquired a multitude of diverse opportunities to expand her performance, and pedagogical experience.

Amanda believes playing an instrument 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 voice, piano and guitar. She is excited to watch her students grow and improve while challenging them to learn more.

"I enjoy encouraging students to reach their full potential and pursue their musical interests and dreams."

Rebecca Grove, Instructor
Piano

Rebecca Grove has been involved with music for close to 20 years.  Through numerous years of piano lessons as well as ballet lessons, music has become a large part of her life.​

Rebecca began training classically at Texas Christian University at a very young age, and continued her piano training with private lessons through high school.  After graduating, Rebecca went on to pursue ballet as a career and became a professional ballet dancer. 

Rebecca contributes much of her success in ballet to her musical training, including her musicality, ability to identify notes and chords in a musical piece to remember choreography, as well as to better interpret and execute choreography, and overall a better understanding of the music.  As Rebecca’s dance career evolved, she even began teaching piano at Ballet Magnificat School of The Arts in Jackson, Mississippi where she also danced full-time. 

In addition to her classical training, Rebecca has several years of experience playing piano and keys for worship teams at her local church, as well as leading worship for Ballet Magnificat.  More recently, Rebecca had the opportunity to receive more keys and band training through The Worship Team Academy at Gateway Church.

Rebecca believes learning to play the piano is a gateway to so many things and a beautiful foundation that you can take with you wherever you go. 

“There is a freedom and a joy to be had when you learn the art of piano, and I am very excited to be passing on the knowledge and passion to my students.”

Kelly Poole, Instructor
Voice

Kelly’s earliest memories are of swinging on the swing set in her backyard while singing at the top of her lungs. When she was 8 years old, she begged to be allowed to join the adult choir at church and has continued to sing in her local church choirs throughout her life.
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Kelly started taking voice lessons when she turned 16. She entered Brigham Young University as a Vocal Performance major and participated in their study abroad program in Salzburg, Austria. She then spent an extra year in Salzburg studying voice at the Hochschule Mozarteum. After returning from her studies in Austria, she continued to sing and decided to change her major. She graduated with a degree in Medical Dietetics. She subsequently received a Master’s Degree in Geriatric Nutrition.

After taking time off to raise her two children, Kelly decided it was time to return to her passion of singing and took voice lessons to refresh her skills. Since that time, Kelly has sung with the Virginia Beach Symphony Chorus, a small auditioned women’s Choral Ensemble called “Bellissima!” and a small mixed choral ensemble called “Evening Song”. Currently, Kelly sings with Dallas Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, a large auditioned choral organization.

As presiding director of her large, multi-congregation church choir and orchestra, Ms. Kelly has experience teaching and directing a variety of ages and skill levels. She is excited to bring her teaching experience to Heritage Music Studio.
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“I'm excited to share my love of music and singing with students of all ages!”

Bailey Cooper, Instructor
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice

Bailey Cooper is a multi-talented musician with experience playing, performing, and teaching several instruments. She has been involved with Heritage Music Studio as an adult student and instructor since 2017. Bailey’s primary instrument is voice, and she enjoys performing in local and regional productions. She plays and teaches multiple instruments, including voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele.

Bailey loves working with students to find what makes them thrive and stay interested in music. She is great at having fun in the classroom and setting appropriate learning goals and strategies. Students and parents enjoy her positive and com​municative nature.

Bailey has been involved in music her entire life from elementary school choir to high school theater productions.  She has studied privately for several years, perfecting her performance techniques and developing her music theory and knowledge along the way. Bailey has had the privilege to perform at various events.  Some highlights of Bailey’s musical theater roles include: Mach Hare in “Alice, Alice, Alice”, in the company of Guys and Dolls, and her involvement in musical productions for fundraiser events.

Bailey’s experience goes beyond performing and teaching, but also into musical theater stage-management roles, such as: hair, makeup, and costume crew.  She has a passion for the Arts and enjoys helping students discover their own passion for music. 

Abbigail Hooper, Student Instructor
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Violin

Being born into a musical family, Abby has been playing instruments and singing for as long as she can remember. She then became apart of the Heritage Music Studio family in 2017, at the end of her 8th grade year, and has been a part of it for over 2 years now. She has been in orchestra for over 4 years and has 3 years of choral experience. Abby has also worked with many groups in relation to music such as honor choirs and regional orchestras. 
 
Abby enjoys teaching ukulele, guitar, violin, and piano to a variety of ages. Abby enjoys seeing her students excel, and strives to motivate each student to learn more to further develop their passion and interest in music.
 
Abby believes that music is much more than a skill or ability. Instead, she believes it is an art of perception and dedication. Music is an art that allows one to feel and hear emotion without physically seeing it. She also believes that one does not have to be “born” with a musical talent, rather it can be learned, with the addition of hard work and dedication. Abby is so happy to be a part of the Heritage Music Studio community to share her knowledge, passion, and love of music with her students.

Katy Thompson, Instructor
Piano & Voice

Katy Thompson is currently a Junior at Texas Women’s University studying music with a focus in voice. She is a part of TWU’s elite choir, Concert Choir and has and will be, in multiple prestigious performances with this choir. In the Fall of 2017, she performed with TWU’s Concert Choir at the National Choral Collegiate Organization in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and in the Spring of 2019, she will perform at the American Choral Directors Association national conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Katy is passionate about music and loves to teach using fun and creative techniques that engage the students. She firmly believes that teaching music theory and sight-reading/sight-singing with each lesson will benefit the student in all aspects of life and provides a healthy challenge. While she understands that classical training is not the route for all students, she believes it’s a great foundation that will help with whichever genre the student wishes to pursue.

While she has a classical background, she also loves to work on musical theater, jazz and pop and would love to teach proper belting techniques to appropriately aged and prepared singers. Overall, her goal is to provide to her students’ needs and help them in any way that she can while also encouraging them step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves musically.

Miss Katy will be graduating in 2020 and hopes to get a masters in vocal pedagogy. One of her goals in life is to eventually own her own music studio.