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Our Teachers

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Mrs. Kailey

Founder of Starbright Music and Performing Arts

Private Voice Teacher and Group Musical Theatre Teacher

Ms. Kailey is a Goshen College graduate with a double major in Music (Vocal Performance Concentration) and American Sign Language Interpreting. She also has a minor in Musical Theater! She is classically trained vocally and has been taking voice lessons for 12 years.  For more information about her education and experience take a look at her resume here!  

When she isn't teaching lessons, she loves to spend her time singing (of course!), cooking and baking, doing crafty things, relaxing with family and friends, and adventuring.

Mr. Basil

Group and Private Lesson Acting Teacher

Mr. Basil is a Lyon College Alumus and Pilot Point native with a BFA in English and Theater. He has spent most of his theatrical career on stage, but also has experience directing. 

When he isn’t teaching, Mr. Basil also works as a full time staff writer at the Post Signal, participates in productions held by the Garage Door Theater, and runs TTRPGs for his friends… when he can find the time!

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Mrs. Phyllis

Private Piano Lesson Teacher

Ms. Phyllis has a B.S in music education from Bridgewater College and a dual graduate degree in sacred music from SMU/Perkins School of Theology. She has served many years in the United Methodist Church as a Deacon, choir director, handbell director and accompanist. She has over 20 years experience teaching private piano/music theory.

She recently moved to the Pilot Point area and is enjoying life in the country. Having grown up in rural Virginia, it feels like coming home. She enjoys time with her grandchildren, reading, cooking and most of all making music.

Mr.Vince

Private Guitar Lesson Teacher

Mr. Vince is a veteran performer/entertainer/bandleader and praise and worship leader. He currently serves as Music Director of Faith United Methodist Church in Denton as well as coordinating music for the Saturday evening mass at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Pilot Point and the Sunday afternoon contemporary mass at St. Mark in Plano. Mr. Vince also leads 2 distinct music groups. Jesus Team A which is an extension of his music ministry

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is a multigenerational, bilingual, praise and worship band and The Vince Lujan Project (think Santana meets Dave Matthews Band) has appeared at various venues, music festivals, corporate and wedding events. They have been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live as a part of the regional Chevy Music Showcase spot, and have opened for Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors, among countless others.

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Mr. Eric

Private Piano and Guitar Lesson Teacher

Mr. Eric is an American recording artist and live performer. He has over 30 years experience which includes touring many parts of the world. Main instruments include guitar, piano and bass. Theatre and set design are also among his experience. Today he spends most of his time teaching piano, guitar, voice and music composition.

Mr. Luis

Private Violin & Trumpet Teacher

Mr. Luis is a graduate of The University Of North Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in music, and also an alumnus of Pilot Point. With 11 years of performance he brings an array of techniques and teaching experience. His main instruments are violin and trumpet. "Getting an opportunity to give back to the community that I grew up in is something that I have been looking forward to, and I am excited to start working with my future students".

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Mrs. Júlia

Private Lessons and Group Classes
(Voice, Piano, Musical theater, Early Childhood Education, Songwriting/Composition)

With over a decade of teaching experience in applied music, music history, music theory, and
languages, Mrs. Júlia has degrees in Philosophy, Opera/Vocal Performance, and Musicology
from Portugal, Italy, and Missouri (BA, MM, and MA – minors in Foreign Languages, Music
Theory, and Early Music). She is currently a

Teaching Fellow in the Music History area at the University of North Texas (see CV here). Mrs. Júlia considers herself a scholar-performer-educator, publishing on a regular basis,
performing professionally in the US and in Europe, and teaching privately (ages 2–70+) and at the college level. She publishes in philosophy, poetry, musicology, and music theory in Portuguese, Italian, and English, including her own poetry book. Additionally, she performs weekly at a church in Denton as the Song Leader, records music professionally (voice and harp), and has won awards at national and international music competitions as a soprano. Mrs. Júlia also plays the piano/keyboard, Gothic harp, and psaltery weekly at musical events, often performing her own musical arrangements and compositions. For more information, please visit her website

Ms.Reece

Group Technical Theatre Teacher 

Ms. Reece is a frequent face not only downstairs in The Garage Door Theater but around town. She works part time as a Layout Designer, and part time Nanny! She started her theater journey as a little kid, when she took acting lessons and performed in a little play. Now she is has filled the roles of actor, light/sound technician, stage manger, technical director, and soon Director! Ms Reece will be teaching Technical Theater classes, where students will learn all the inner workings of how to run a performance. 

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Mr. Liam

Private and Group Lesson Teacher 

(Guitar & Ukulele

Liam is a multi-instrumentalist and educator in and around the DFW area. Having recently
graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Jazz Studies, he enjoys sharing
his passion for all kinds of music with his students. You can find him playing guitar with some of
the many great jazz combos and/or indie bands in the greater DFW area. You might also find
him playing in musical pit orchestras, where he can call upon his experience playing not only

guitar, but also mandolin, ukulele, and even banjo! In between his musical endeavors, he enjoys graphic design and taking care of his houseplants.

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