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Joseph Brandley

Joseph Brandley has taught private acoustic guitar lessons in Fort Worth since 2010, also working with children and adults on drums, piano, voice, and bass. He has served on worship teams with Frontline at McLean Bible Church in Virginia, the house band at his alma mater, Hope International University in Fullerton, California, as well as mentoring student worship bands for Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, Mission Viejo Christian Church in Orange County, and Church on the Hill in San Jose, California. He trained as a classical pianist while growing up in San Jose.

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Rose Havener

Rose Havener is our voice coach. Her earliest memories are of singing with the children's choir at church, and following her mom to the adult practices where she taught herself how to follow along and read sheet music. Rose sang in elementary and middle school choirs, and in high school, advanced to Round 4 in the Texas All-State Choir Competition under Kay Owens and Pam Wade's leadership. Rose is ready to help singers excel across styles including Broadway, pop, jazz, and choir music through music theory, ear training, and sight singing. 

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Tim Daley

Tim Daley teaches guitar and bass. He started as a teenager and now is a Musicians Institute graduate. Tim has performed professionally for the past 20 years and plays 150+ shows per year with various bands and duos on the West Coast and Texas. Tim plays and teaches numerous styles of music pop, rock, singer songwriter music, blues, classic rock, metal, 70's, 80's, 90's 2000's, punk, country, funk, reggae, R&B, hip-hop, and acoustic/electric finger styles. He enjoys helping students achieve their musical goals on guitar and bass and is motivated by their enthusiasm.

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Joshua Radke

Joshua Radke has played the violin for 12 years, beginning in the 5th grade. He studied music at UT Arlington but has recently changed majors to German. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, and studying a multitude of topics ranging from language and history to science and art.

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Jace Mankins

Jace Mankins has been playing piano for more than 15 years and has taught music since 2019. He received his Bachelor's of Music from TCU in 2020 in Composition, a Master's of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, and is excited to be back in Fort Worth to pursue his Doctorate of Musical Arts with TCU. 

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Thomas Romero

Thomas Romero is our drum instructor.

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Allison Durosher

Allison Durocher, our flute and picolo instructor, is from Lewisville, Texas and has been playing the flute for 8 years. She has performed in various ensembles including concert bands, marching bands, chamber groups, and pit orchestras. Once she graduates from TCU, she hopes to become a music teacher in the DFW area. When she is not at school, Allison enjoys baking, reading, and painting. 


Lyndsey Walker

Lyndsey Walker teaches viola, violin, and harp. Lyndsey's passion for music started at an early age when she began on the Suzuki method at age 5 and has been active in studying music since. Lyndsey is from Arlington, Texas and currently studies Music Education at TCU. Additionally, Lyndsey's background in health and wellness is important to her teaching philosophy. As musician health becomes a more prominent subject in the field of music, Lyndsey strives to incorporate her vast background in physiology in her lessons and to promote musician health and wellness to her students and the community. Lyndsey has performed in a large variety of ensembles, including local symphonies, the TCU Harp Ensemble, TCU Symphony Orchestra, string quartets, the TCU Opera's recent production for Mozart's Magic Flute, and has played in the 2CELLOS orchestra at their concert at the Toyota Music Factory in 2018. She plays and teaches a wide variety of music styles including classical, Irish, jazz, baroque, modern, romantic, and more. 

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Who's next?

Funkytown Music Academy is always seeking new talent. Are you an excellent teacher seeking a creative outlet with one of the best music school compensation packages in Fort Worth? Send us your resumé: Funkytown (at) uumcfw (dot) com.

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