Meet the Team

Joseph Brandley teaches piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, and bass.
Joseph has been teaching private lessons in Fort Worth since 2010, working with children and adults on guitar, 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 growing up in San Jose, and loves playing all styles of music on piano and guitar.

Joshua Radke teaches violin.

Joshua has played the violin for 11 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.

Jace Mankins teaches all levels of piano, including advanced piano.

Jace 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.  

Rose Havener is our voice coach.

Some of Rose's first memories are singing with the children's choir at her church growing up, and following her mom to the adult practices where she taught herself how to follow along and read sheet music. Rose later grew up to sing in her elementary school choir, then middle school choir, and later her high school choir under Kay Owens and Pam Wade - both of whom took her to Round 4 in the Texas All-State Choir Competition. She spent a season singing with the Arlington Master Chorale under Randy Jordan as well. Rose is ready to help with anything from choir music to Broadway to pop music, and even jazz. Rose helps students become better musicians by teaching them basic theory, ear training, and sight singing as well. 

Anna Rutherford teaches saxophone, clarinet, and flute.

Anna has played saxophone for ten years. She's currently in the third year of her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Texas Christain University. Upon graduation, Anna hopes to get a job as a band director in the DFW metroplex. Anna plays with local jazz big bands, such as Memphis Brass, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, and the Rebel Alliance Jazz Ensemble, and also teaches high school jazz students in the Keller Area Jazz Orchestra. Outside of music, Anna enjoys baking pies, embroidering, and reading.
Tim Daley teaches advanced guitar and bass.

Tim 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.

Lauren Baker teaches flute and piccolo.
 

Lauren has been playing flute for 10 years and piccolo 8 years. She is in her fourth year as a Music Education student at TCU. Throughout her career, Lauren has played with several concert bands, marching bands, small chamber ensembles, worship groups, and as a soloist. In the future, Lauren wants to teach middle school band in the DFW area. Outside of music, she enjoys baking, playing video games, and reading.

Josie Ferrante teaches beginning ukulele, guitar, and piano.

Josie is from Somis, California and has a Bachelor's in early childhood education and is working on her Master's in curriculum development with her dog, Hazel Grace, by her side. Josie has been involved in music for fifteen years.
Exceptional instructors needed!

If you have at least two years teaching and are interested in joining our team, email a resume and links to 3 videos of you playing/performing to funkytown@uumcfw.com for consideration.
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 town? Drop us an email: Funkytown (at) uumcfw (dot) com.
Funkytown Music Academy
2416 West Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX. 76110