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Who We Are

WE TEACH THE MUSICIAN, NOT JUST THE MUSIC

We partner with our students to help them enjoy the gift of music and realize their full potential as artists.

We aim to encourage, develop, and shine a spotlight on every student’s identity as a musician and as an artist. Each instructor brings the passion, commitment and talent necessary to create the private lesson experience you’ve been looking for.

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Our Team

YOU ARE WHY WE TEACH

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Logan

Teaches: Drums 

Hello! My name is Logan and I’m a senior Aerospace Engineering major at Texas A&M. I’ve been playing drums in several places for about 10 years now. I started out taking lessons and playing on my own and then joined the band program at my high school, where I participated in the drum line, the symphonic bands, the jazz band, and percussion ensembles. When I came to College Station, I became a part of the Texas A&M Wind Symphony and now volunteer as a worship leader at Grace Bible Church Anderson Campus. I hope that through Breakthrough Music School, I can help you fall in love with an instrument that I’ve loved for a long time, and that I can be apart of your musical journey!

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Madeleine

Teaches: Piano

Madeleine Renard began her training in classical piano at the age of 5, studying primarily under AJ Collins of San Antonio. She began competing on both local and statewide circuits shortly thereafter, with competitions including the JK Hodges Contemporary  Piano Competition, San Antonio Ragtime Society Competition, Achievement Auditions, Texas State Piano Competition, McLennan Piano Competition, and made her Carnegie Hall debut (in the Weill Recital Hall) at the age of 12 after successfully competing in the Sonatina and Sonata International Youth Piano Competition put on by the Chopin Society of Texas. She also attended the Baylor Summer Piano Institute and Chamber Music Institute for two consecutive years each. Madeleine has extensive experience accompanying (both on piano and keyboard), ranging from choral, to instrumental, to solo arrangements, and frequently fills in as church pianist at Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Bryan. She has taken the theory test every year since 1st grade and plans to continue throughout her senior year. Outside of piano she is enrolled as a junior at College Station High School, and plays violin (which she studies with Diedra Lawrence) in the varsity orchestra.

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Mia

Teaches: Violin, Piano

Howdy! My name is Mia Robison.

I’m a junior architecture major at Texas A&M. I have been playing piano since 4th grade, and violin since 6th. I’ve played in orchestra throughout middle school and high school, and now play in the Texas A&M Philharmonic Orchestra! I’ve taught both piano and violin. My hope is to share my love for music with my students, and help them reach their musical goals

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Katherine

Teaches: Piano

My name is Katherine Renard and I am so excited to share my love of music with you. I began studying classical piano at the age of 5 and am currently studying with Dr. Chien-Jung Chen. I have competed for several years in the JK Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition, Petroff Piano Competition, Achievement Auditions, Texas State Piano Competition, McLennan Piano Competition, Texas UIL State Solo & Ensemble, medaled every year in the TMEA music theory test, and have participated in both hymn and jazz fests throughout the years. On the less competitive side, I accompany ensembles, play for my church, and love playing duets. In addition to piano, I have played flute since I was 10 in both small and large ensembles and am a member of Axiom Winds, the College Station High School woodwind quintet, and will also be head drum major for the ‘21 season for the College Station High School Band. My goal is to help my students learn music to the best of their abilities while growing in their understanding of technique, musicality, and a skill that can last them a lifetime.

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Jessica

Teaches: Voice

Hi there! My name is Jessica Ferrel. I was born and raised right here in the heart of Texas, graduated from Bryan High and then SHSU—I consider myself an Aggie, however, because I married one over 6 years ago (whoop!) and we have a wild and crazy two-year-old son named Michael. I began singing at a very young age and growing up was heavily involved in musical theater and choir. During college and the years to follow I started and sang in a band, then did a lot of song-writing and covers as a folksy/indie solo artist, performing at a variety of venues and events. Today, I am a member of the worship team at my church. Music and singing are passions of mine and I absolutely love teaching them to those who share that same passion: what an awesome privilege it is to get to do something I love so much! My favorite thing to do with my students is to explore this wonderful built-in instrument we call the “voice” as we discover new and exciting things along the way. I look forward to working with you and your one-of-a-kind instrument.

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Cassidy

Teaches: Violin 

Howdy! My name is Cassidy Cole and I’m a Sophomore Environmental Business Major at Texas A&M. I started playing the violin when I was in 5th grade and have loved it ever since. I’m a member of the philharmonic university orchestra which is where I was introduced to Breakthrough Music School. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to work with young violinist and help them find as much joy in playing the instrument as I do.

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Tyler

Teaches: Guitar

Howdy! My name’s Tyler, and I am a statistics major with a deep passion for music. For the past decade, I’ve immersed myself in the world of classical guitar. My musical journey began when I watched my dad playing The Eagles - Hotel California, he became my first guitar teacher when I was 8, and sparked my lifelong love for the instrument. From there, I continued to refine my skills through professional lessons and had the privilege of performing at numerous recitals throughout all of high school. Today, I am thrilled to share my musical knowledge and inspire others through teaching. My goal is not only to impart my expertise, but also to instill a genuine appreciation for music in both my students and their parents, fostering a new generation of passionate musicians. 

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Corbitt

Teaches: Piano, Guitar, Bass

Howdy! My name is Corbitt Armstrong, and I’m a Junior Industrial Distribution major from Waco, Texas. I’ve played Piano for the last 12 years, Guitar & Bass for 7, and Drums for 2. I played in my High School’s Jazz Band, specializing in improvised solos, and have since led worship at church and at camp in the summers! Music has been such a large part of my life, I love sharing it with others so that they can enjoy it as much as I do!

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Jessica

Teaches: Voice

Hi there! My name is Jessica Ferrel. I was born and raised right here in the heart of Texas, graduated from Bryan High and then SHSU—I consider myself an Aggie, however, because I married one over 6 years ago (whoop!) and we have a wild and crazy two-year-old son named Michael. I began singing at a very young age and growing up was heavily involved in musical theater and choir. During college and the years to follow I started and sang in a band, then did a lot of song-writing and covers as a folksy/indie solo artist, performing at a variety of venues and events. Today, I am a member of the worship team at my church. Music and singing are passions of mine and I absolutely love teaching them to those who share that same passion: what an awesome privilege it is to get to do something I love so much! My favorite thing to do with my students is to explore this wonderful built-in instrument we call the “voice” as we discover new and exciting things along the way. I look forward to working with you and your one-of-a-kind instrument.

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