Our Staff

Mary Adams

Mary Adams

Piano

Teaching: Piano. My name is Mary Adams and I am excited to come back to teach piano to HCCSA students. I have been teaching piano at HCCSA conservatory for the last 5

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Mary Lee

Mary Lee

Piano

Mrs. Mary Lee has been teaching piano in the Conservatory for 7 years. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, and the Bluebonnet Music

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Sandra Burnaman

Sandra Burnaman

Piano & Voice

Sandra Burnaman, a native of Singapore, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Singapore Bible College and earned a Master of Music Education degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth,

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Tammy Ramalho

Tammy Ramalho

Piano, Voice & Clarinet, Children & Disabilities

Tammy was born and raised in London, Kentucky, there she started studying piano at the age of 8 and took lessons throughout high school. Tammy transitioned to playing the clarinet in Middle

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Jerry Thompson

Jerry Thompson

Guitar & Ukulele

Jerry started playing guitar at age 11 and he and 2 friends started a garage band in junior high school. By age 18 he was teaching private lessons. Originally self-taught, he was

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Dr. Kathy Rabago

Dr. Kathy Rabago

Director, Velocity Music Academy, Piano Teacher

Dr. Kathy Rabago founded Velocity Music Academy in 2010 as a way to spread her love of teaching to the Cedar Park and Austin area. She has 27 years of teaching experience

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Jessica Arnobit

Jessica Arnobit

Piano

Jessica‘s passion for teaching piano is a direct result of a childhood obsession with all things piano. Her parents would often have to tell her to “stop practicing piano and get outside

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Dr. Hanna Chung

Dr. Hanna Chung

Piano

Pianist Hanna Chung, a native of South Korea, recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano at the Butler School of music at the University of Texas where she

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Louie Dell’Italia

Louie Dell’Italia

Guitar and Ukulele

Louie Dell’Italia is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist who specializes in classical, jazz, bossa nova, and flamenco music. His musical education started at the age of 15 where he studied classical guitar from

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Julia Dixon

Julia Dixon

Cello

Native of Louisville, Kentucky, Julia is a classically trained cellist who has performed on stages across the United States, China, and Pakistan. She’s most notably performed as Assistant Principal cello of the

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Allyssa Kemp

Allyssa Kemp

Voice

High Lyric Mezzo-soprano Allyssa Kemp is an avid performer in the Austin community, spending this last performance season with Inversion Ensemble, Austin Opera, Ars Longa Ensemble and One Ounce Opera. Prior to

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Dr. Bradley Emerson

Dr. Bradley Emerson

Piano

Brad Emerson received a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin under the instruction of Anton Nel. He additionally holds a Masters in Piano Performance from UT, and

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Ashley Cannon

Ashley Cannon

Piano, Voice and Violin

Ashley Cannon holds a Bachelor of Arts in music from Baylor University. Her private lessons were under the instruction of Julianne Best. She has been teaching piano and voice and violin since

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Carl Lennartson

Carl Lennartson

Piano

Carl Lennartson is a recent graduate from the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University where he earned a degree in Music Theory and Composition under the mentorship of Jason Hoogerhyde.

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Shane Lamb

Shane Lamb

Piano

B.M. in Composition, University of Texas at Austin; Piano Performance Certificate, University of Texas at Austin. Shane is a versatile musician performing and composing all different styles of music. In addition to

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Dr. Stephanie Andrews

Dr. Stephanie Andrews

Piano, Voice, & Composition

Stephanie Andrews is a composer, church musician, and educator who has taught piano, voice, elementary general music and movement, and middle school choir for over twenty-five years. She currently resides in Austin,

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JJ Pereira

JJ Pereira

Drums and Percussion

JJ Pereira (percussion) recently relocated to Austin from Rochester, NY. As a classically trained percussionist, he feels equally at home performing classical, jazz, or popular music. JJ holds degrees in music education

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Rosemary Hamington

Rosemary Hamington

Voice and Piano

Rosemary Hamington is a classically trained voice and piano teacher with a diverse performing background. She has performed in several community theatre musicals, as well as a jazz/show choir, All-State choir, acapella

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Bennie Braswell

Bennie Braswell

Violin and Piano

Bennie Braswell started playing violin at 6, and piano at 10. At 15, she started giving lessons to her teacher’s students who needed extra help before recitals or competition. She got her

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Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson

Piano, Guitar and Art Teacher (online only)

Joshua Johnson got his undergraduate degree in music education in 2011 from Pittsburg State University. While attending school, he worked at a local nationally accredited childcare center which had classrooms that ranged

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