PIANO & VOICE TEACHERS

Piano Lesson

SIMONE HORTON

PIANO & VOICE

BIO

Simone Horton has been teaching piano and voice here at Mansfield Music since 2012. She is also the Choir director and Keyboard teacher at Northstar School.  While she is mostly self taught on the piano, having grown up in a musical family with sporadic lessons throughout her childhood, her vocal training was a combination of different choirs from the time she was 7 and private lessons all through high school. She was active in all high school vocal competitions (UIL, Solo & Ensemble, etc) and in musical theater. Now she performs live with different bands in the area as both a singer and keyboardist. 

 

If you want to start your child off young, she is the teacher to see.  She loves teaching all ages and levels, but specializes in connecting with pre-readers and elementary level students.  Her goal is get back to school, get a music education degree with an emphasis in Choir, and teach music at an elementary school.


AVAILABLE DAYS:
Monday-Saturday

In person & virtual lessons

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James DuMaine

JAMES DUMAINE

PIANO

BIO
James DuMaine is a Music Producer, Engineer, Composer, Song Writer, Course Writer, Book Writer and Educator originally from Louisiana.  He’s had a successful earlier career as a performing musician and producer who worked with several international Grammy award winning funk and hip-hop groups (GAP Band, George Clinton, Brick, Yarbrough & Peoples, DOC) along with a few great film projects. Keyboards have been in his whole life, the stage his passion, and the recording studio his layer of mastery. But at the heart of his skills is the ability to produce very compelling emotionally intense songs and music. As an educator, he has taught well over 1300 students of which many have gone on to have successful careers as engineers and producers in the music, television, and film industry. Being the versatile musician that he is, James knows how to deliver contagious melodies, screaming rock solos, and funky rhythms to the stage on a dime.

AVAILABLE DAYS:
Wednesday, Thursday

In person & virtual lessons

CONNOR STEWART

VOICE

BIO

Connor Stewart is a Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Actor, Piano Player, Voice-Over Artist, Artist Relations Rep, Audio Engineer, Stage Manager and Event Planner. He is a recent (Class of 2020) graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU) majored in music (B.A in Voice) and minored in Arts Leadership and Entrepreneurship. As a true entertainer at heart, he has performed and managed events ranging from pop concerts to opera while and outside TCU. Currently he works as an Assistant Manager at the Ridglea Theatre in Ft. Worth, where he meets a bunch of future talent.

Connor is an A&R&R agent & Recording Artist at UnFair Records, the record label started by James DuMaine, designed to inspire others creatively and for the Artist to take back control of their product(s).

Connor has incredible creative mentors such as his talented Producer; James DuMaine in creating a hit song framework, production and creative process enlightenment training. His Dad; Bradley Jay Stewart for his helping him in his creative development.

Connor has been blessed to have such fantastic vocal coaches in Dr. James Rodriguez (Head of Voice Pedagogy at TCU) and Ms. Colleen Mallete (Voice Teacher- TCU). Connor is well-versed in many different vocal styles which include; Pop, Classical, Rock, Opera, Grudge, Jazz, Indie, BeBop, R’n’B.



AVAILABLE DAYS:
Monday & Thursday

In person & virtual lessons

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Saul Sanchez

SAUL SANCHEZ

PIANO

BIO
Saul Sanchez is emerging jazz pianist in the DFW area. Some of his major influences include  Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, and J.S. Bach. Sanchez has received his associate of arts in Music from Dallas College North Lake campus and is currently finishing up his B.A. in Jazz studies from The University of Texas at Arlington. He recalls a moment when attending a live jazz performance and seeing the musicians flow with complete freedom as the moment in which he chose to pursue  music. When Sanchez is not performing he enjoys teaching his passion to his students.

AVAILABLE DAYS:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

In person & virtual lessons

EMILY LEDESMA

VOICE

BIO

Emily has been working at Mansfield Music Mentors since March of 2022 teaching primarily voice. Emily is currently a sophomore at the University of Texas at Arlington studying Music Education with an emphasis in voice. She is also studying a minor in Spanish. Emily is currently a member of TMEA and has sung in the Texas Women's all-state choirs. She has a deep love of music that started when she was a little girl and has been singing since she was 8. She loves singing classically but has the most fun singing Broadway and pop music.


AVAILABLE DAYS:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

In person & virtual lessons

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