What We Do

  • Students will receive one-on-one piano instruction and be given individual assignments for their own personal piano growth.
  • Private Lessons: 30 minutes of private instruction with one teacher
  • Group Lessons: one hour and have three students with one teacher

Jenny James - Owner/Piano Teacher

Privates: $135/mo, Groups: $135/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

Privates: $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 - Piano Teacher

Privates: $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! 🙂

Colton Lakey - Drums Teacher

Privates: $135/mo

I am Colton. I teach drums. I toured with a chill band called Oh Weatherly. Let's hang and rock out!

Rachel Lumbreras - Vocal Teacher

Privates: $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, you should totally check out my video bio!! XD

Josh Wright - Vocal Teacher

Privates: $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 Teacher

Privates: $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.

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Charles Tobias

Privates: $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

Privates: $135/mo

I teach violin 🙂

Trey Hernandez - Marketing

Photographer/Videographer

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 🙂

Brock Alsaffar

Privates: $135/mo

I began playing trumpet in 2009. Since then, I have been able to expand my passion for music and explore new ideas every day concerning playing my trumpet and teaching.

I was fortunate enough to be in the Marcus Band from 2012 to 2016. I have also been in the 2019 Concord Blue Devils and had the summer of a life time. Currently I am pursuing my degree in Music Education at Texas Tech University. I can’t wait to work with you!

The following will cover Legacy Music Studio, LLC policies:

Tuition Payment

Tuition is paid September through May.  Tuition is calculated with 31 weeks of instruction over a nine month period.  The semester fee per student is rolled into the monthly tuition.  This fee helps cover the costs of the Christmas recital, Spring recital, insurance, copies/supplies, weekly reward incentives, etc.  Some months students may have five lessons and other months they may have two, but the tuition will even out over the course of nine months.  Committing to lessons means you’re committing to the entire school year. However, students may start lessons at any time.

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 make checks payable to Legacy Music Studio, LLC or the individual teacher.  Or you can pay via Paypal “friends and family”. Contact me for instructions on how to do this.

Makeup Lessons

Lessons missed due to illness, weather, or family emergency may be made up during the designated make-up week at the end of the semester.  This must be communicated before the missed lesson.  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.  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 (3X-5X) a day and reworking the more difficult parts.  Running through a song from start to finish once is NOT practicing.

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.

Questions or Concerns?

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