Click on the video to hear from Jenny about lessons this semester!

What We Do

  • Students will receive one-on-one music instruction and be given individual assignments for their own personal growth.
  • Private Lessons: 30 minutes of in-person instruction with one teacher
  • Virtual Lessons: 30 minutes of instruction with one teacher on an online platform
  • Group Lessons: one hour and have three students with one teacher
  • Other: classes, jam nights, performance opportunities, professional recording, and more available at LMS

Jenny James - Owner/Piano Teacher

In-Person/Virtual: $145/mo, Groups: $145/mo

I’ve been teaching piano and chord chart reading in the area since 2006. I enjoy teaching all ages, children thru adults, in private and group settings. I’m a former classroom teacher with a degree from Baylor University and currently serve as the Music Director and Pianist at Valley Creek Lewisville. I’m married to my college sweetheart, Steve James, and together we have 3 boys: Caleb, Carter, and Brenner.

Click on the YouTube link to watch my video bio!

Carissa Thompson - Piano Teacher

In-Person: $135/mo, Groups: $135/mo

Iʼve been teaching piano since 2014. My love for music began at a very young age sitting at the piano with my Grandmother singing to songs from Annie. After teaching preschool, my dear friend Jenny James encouraged me to take my love for music and open a studio of my own. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have 3 boys: Jackson, Tate, and Wyatt. I am excited and grateful to be apart of Legacy Music Studio.

Watch my video bio on the YouTube link to learn more about me! 😀

Amanda Duke - Studio Manager, Piano Sub

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo

I began studying piano in 2008. Since then, I have expanded my horizons with learning chord charts, playing in various ensembles, and playing saxophone in the Marcus Band. Since 2010, I have had the opportunity to serve with kids in the AWANA’s program and currently dedicate my time to the Valley Creek Church Kid’s ministry. I decided to combine my love for music and working with children by helping kids take their next step in music. I began teaching in the 2017-18 school year and have taught various piano camps throughout the summer. I am continuing to pursue music at Southern Methodist University, while also studying a double major in Financial Consulting and Economics.

Click on the YouTube link to watch my video bio! 🙂

Daniel Taylor - Drums Teacher

In-Person: $135/mo

Daniel is a full-time music teacher and musician who uses his love of music to inspire others. For many years now Daniel has been Music Director at Northstar School in Arlington and has been a part of many music groups and bands. In 2017 Daniel toured with Casey Donahew, and has shared the stage with Jason Aldean, Tantric, Oleander, Hinder, Redefine, Red Sun Rising, Trapt, Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen, and Tanya Tucker. Recently Daniel joined with LeForce Entertainment as one of their premier DJs. He currently teaches music lessons online and in-person at Legacy Music Studio. Daniel lives in Lewisville with his wife Claudia and daughter Hope.

Rachel Lumbreras - Vocal Teacher

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo

It’s so important to me to help others identify their sound, learn skills to develop overall confidence, vocal technique and worship leading. I started my music journey in 2006, over the years participated in various musical styles such as choral, acapella, modern worship and broadway. In 2014, I was hired on as a full-time worship leader at Valley Creek Church. I now work in the marketplace, but I am actively developing my own skills by serving on Valley Creek’s worship team. My main goal as a voice teacher is to help you find YOUR sound. Each one of us were created uniquely, and I know there is something to be discovered and released in each one of us! If you’re just starting this journey, or want to push yourself to new levels of vocal excellence we’ll be a good fit. The world needs your voice!

Also, feel free to click on the YouTube link below to watch my video bio!

Josh Wright - Vocal Teacher

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo

It is my honor and privilege to help my generation and the next grow in their gift of vocal performance, songwriting, worship leading and belief in themselves. From 2009-2017, I was trained within multiple music styles (classical, broadway, modern-worship, gospel/soul, etc.). After graduating from Christ For The Nations Institute in 2015 with a degree in Worship & Technical Arts, I was hired on as a childcare coordinator and worship coordinator at Valley Creek Church. I am now pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter. Whether you’ve been singing for years or just beginning, I want to help you master basic technique and challenge you to take risks by trying new things. More than that, I would love to build relationship and encourage you that nothing is truly impossible when you invest your time and believe in yourself.

Watch my video bio with the YouTube link! 🙂

Jackson Thompson - Guitar/Bass/Piano Teacher

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo

I have been playing acoustic/electric guitar since 2014. Since my beginning, I have grown in learning chord charts, the Nashville Number System and how to play with different bands and worship teams. Since 2016, I have had the privilege of serving with Valley Creek Worship and in HUB Student Ministry. I believe it’s never too late to learn an instrument. If you have a desire to grow in your musicianship or want to learn how to play guitar, it would be my privilege to help you take that next step.

Click the YouTube icon to watch my video bio!

Charles Tobias

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo

After attending Berklee College of Music, I knew the greatest place to implement what I’ve learned would be teaching. For over 10 years, I’ve invested my time in learning and mastering instruments such as electric, acoustic, and bass guitar. In recent years, I’ve had the privilege of developing others at Valley Creek Church as they take their next step into serving on our various worship teams. During this time I have also recorded with multiple bands. No matter the genre or your level of playing, it would be my privilege to invest in your future and passion for music.

Also, I have a video bio now. Maybe check it out on YouTube? Link below!

Rachel Moreno - Violin Teacher

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo (Summer Only)

I teach violin 🙂

Katie Zembrod - Drums, Piano

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo

I started piano as a kid and moved over to drums as a teenager. Now I serve on the Valley Creek Worship team and serve in students. Pouring into the next generation and building their confidence is rewarding, and learning the drums is a great way to do so. I’ve had the privilege of spending this last year learning from many professionals and would love to teach you or your student beginner drumming methods.

Luca Buongiorno Nardelli - Violin

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo

I began playing the violin when I was 6 years old. After returning from a professional orchestra concert with my family, I exclaimed my fascination with the violin. For 12 years I've been practicing and learning music, playing in many different orchestras and ensembles. Now, at Legacy Music Studio, I hope to progress someone else's musical journey by sparking the same fascination I had in someone else. I plan on attending UNT College of Music as a music theory major to progress my own musical journey. I can’t wait to have the privilege of teaching my passion to an aspiring musician!

Click on the camera icon to check out my portfolio 🙂

Sydney Anderson - Piano

In-Person/Virtual: $135/mo

I have been playing classical piano since 2007 and began teaching in 2014. I provide instruction for all ages and varying skill levels, and it has been most fulfilling to take my 15 years of combined experience and introduce others to music through the instrument I love.

I was excited to further expand my knowledge when I began learning to play worship music. Jenny was instrumental in this process and taught me the basics of reading chord charts. I was able to successfully join the worship ministry at Valley Creek Church during high school and gained great experiences throughout my time serving as a volunteer on this team.

I attended Liberty Christian School and was the recipient of the ``Best Overall Worship Culture`` award. I was also presented the Fine Arts Pursuit of Passion Scholarship upon graduation. I am currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Modern Music and a Certificate in vocals.

Trey Hernandez - Marketing


I've been working with media since volunteering at my church in the 5th grade. Since then, I've had the privilege of two internships at Valley Creek Church in their communications department producing media for weekend services and youth group events. From there, I studied video at Abilene Christian University and interned with Buckner International telling stories of those impacted by the ministry on an international level. Now, I get to work with Legacy Music Studio as their photographer/videographer while also marketing other businesses full time and love doing it! It's so cool to partner with such an amazing community of creatives so outward focused. I'm often behind the camera or working away in the office, but if you see me, feel free to say hi!

Click on the camera icon to check out my portfolio 🙂

The following will cover Legacy Music Studio, LLC policies:

Meet & Greet

We love hosting 15-minute Meet & Greets with potential new students and families. During this time, we can answer any and all questions as well as give you a tour of our studio. The Meet & Greet teacher will provide a mini-lesson to get to know your student and evaluate their starting level. They also will help match them with the right teacher according to availability, goals, and personality.

Tuition Payment

Students may start lessons at any time during the year. Enrollment is always open.

Tuition is calculated with 17 lessons of instruction in the Fall semester and 17 lessons of instruction in the Spring semester. This is 34 weeks of lessons from mid-August to mid-May. Some months students may have five lessons and other months they may have two, but the tuition will even out over the course of the semester. Committing to lessons means you’re committing to the semester.

Our Summer semester offers families and teachers flexibility. We have individualized lessons packages to best fit your needs. Please visit the SUMMER section of the website for more details.

Tuition is due the first lesson of each month. If tuition is not paid on time, a $20 late fee will be assessed. If tuition is not paid by the second lesson of the month, lessons will be discontinued until tuition for that month is paid in full.

Please contact your individual teachers for payment methods.


Legacy Music Studio offers two recitals a year. Recitals are not a requirement but viewed as a performance opportunity. Not all instruments/teachers participate in recitals. Please check with your specific teacher before registering for a recital.

Recital Registration is on the website with specific deadline dates. Students have separate recital fees per instrument. For example, if Brenner takes violin, voice, and piano and opts to perform as a violinist, vocalist, and pianist, then his parents pay for three recital registrations. If he opts to perform twice (one as a violinist and the other as a combined piano/vocals) then his parents pay for two Recital Registrations.

Makeup Lessons

Makeup lessons are at the discretion of each instructor. Lessons missed due to illness, pandemics, or natural disasters may be made up during the semester. If your instructor is unable to make a lesson, then they may reach out to reschedule or they may provide a sub. A “no show” will not be made up. This policy is in place to help encourage consistent attendance and consistent progress in the student.  Thank you for your cooperation in this.

Preparation for Lessons

Students are expected to come to their lesson prepared: on time, with all materials, and well-practiced from the previous week’s lesson. As a general rule, most students should practice 4-5 times a week for 20-30 minutes. Beginner students will practice less at first. If a student comes to the lesson unprepared, then we will have them use their lesson time for practice and re-teaching. Keep in mind that practicing is going over a song multiple times (3X-5X) a day and reworking the more difficult parts. Running through a song from start to finish once is NOT practicing. Teachers write specific instructions for the students in their assignment spiral, so encourage your student to refer to the spiral to know what to work on.

Visitors to Lessons

In the past, we have allowed parents and siblings to sit in on a student’s lesson time. Unfortunately, this has proven to be more of a distraction than a help. Therefore, no visitors are allowed to stay in the teaching area during the lesson time. If you want to sit in our waiting area from time to time, then that is fine. You are welcome to sit in your vehicle, enjoy Old Town Lewisville’s many stores/vendors, or sit in our designated waiting area.

Questions or Concerns?

Children are a blessing from the Lord, and we are so honored that you have entrusted their musical education to us!  We look forward to developing musical skills along with your child.  Please feel free to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns.