Chara Christian Dance Academy has a thriving music department with over 100 students and 5 instructors!  We are currently offering one-on-one music lesson in 3 different ways; in the studio, in your home, or remotely online.  Our instructors help their students develop their skills throughout the year, leading up to their 2 recital performance opportunities.  

Chara currently offers 30 minute private lessons in the following arts:

●   Piano   ●   Guitar   ●   Voice   ●   Ukelele   ●   Bass Guitar   ●   Banjo

Click on the 3 ways to take music below for further information and to register your child today!

In Studio Lessons
in home music lessons
virtual music lessons

Music Department Performances

Chara holds 2 music recitals; one around Christmas and another at the end of the season. Students who have shown progress and dedication to their studies are invited to perform one piece at either Recital to demonstrate their growth. Recitals are performed at Friendswood Friends Church. At each recital we offer the opportunitiy to contribute to a selected charity in lieu of purchasing tickets.

Music Instructors

Chara Christian Dance Academy’s Music Department is incredibly blessed with multi-talented, award-winning instructors teaching to the highest musical standards.  With backgrounds in multiple musical disciplines and decades of experience working with children, our teachers bring excellence and high expectations for all students.  We are proud to include certified classroom music teachers, professional touring stage musicians, and piano performance majors among our staff. Our dedicated team is eager to work with your student in building musicianship, performance skills, and an appreciation of music.

Combining a passion for teaching, children and music,  Mrs. Fletcher is an award-winning educator and musician who is thrilled to be sharing her love of fine arts in the Christian environment of Chara Christian Dance Academy.  Her goals are to motivate and encourage students while instilling a life-long appreciation of music.  She has taught piano lessons for 25 years, taught in public and private schools, and directed/performed with numerous choirs, singing groups, praise teams and musical productions.  When not teaching or making music, Mrs. Fletcher can be found with her other obsessions –  reading, cross-stitch, fur babies and family.

Ms. Jeanette joins our music department staff this year as a private voice and piano teacher. She has been teaching 20 + years and currently teaches middle school Music and Choir in Pearland.  Jeanette graduated from the University of Houston with a master’s degree in Vocal Performance.  She also attended Trinity University and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of St. Thomas. She has performed and traveled with the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Chamber Choir. Along with directing several church choirs, she has sung as a paid soloist and choral member at a variety of Houston churches including St. Martin’s Episcopal, St. Paul’s United Methodist, and currently at Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church with their choir, and chamber group, Chorus Angelorum. Jeanette is honored to share the gift and joy of music with others through teaching. When not singing or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies (4 dogs and 1 cat), along with reading, writing poetry, journaling, traveling, and cooking.

Jon studied classical guitar and music education at the University of North Texas. Jon has studied the guitar for 35 years and began playing the piano at age 5. He has taught private lessons in guitar, piano and other instruments for over 25 years. Jon began playing professionally in church and school productions at age 15. Jon has performed with groups ranging in styles from blues, jazz, rock, country, funk, contemporary, pop, reggae and ska. Jon tailors his teaching according to the student’s interest, skill level and adaption with a heavy emphasis on technique.

“It is my purpose to share my gift with others.” – Jon Gowen

Kylee is so excited to begin her second year teaching with Chara! Kylee will be a senior this year at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music & is currently pursuing her degree as a vocal music education major. At the university, Kylee is a member of the internationally acclaimed Concert Chorale & has been a member of several acappella groups. Upon the completion of her degree, Kylee would like to be a middle school or high school choir director. She is also a member of Casulana Women’s Choir of Houston & has a scholarship singing position at Moody Methodist Church in Galveston. Kylee is a local who graduated from Friendswood High School in 2017 where she was involved in the annual musicals & the choral department. In her free time, Kylee likes to play & snuggle with her corgi Simon & have movie nights with her roommates in Houston!

Sara Johnson is an elementary music teacher in Pearland. She graduated with a vocal music degree from Wayland Baptist University and has traveled as a music director and singer.  She loves sharing her gift of music with students and teaching them to use their gift for the Lord.  When not singing on the church worship team, or with her students, she loves spending time with her husband and two children.

Elena Klein is passionate about nurturing a life-long love of music in all of her students. She studied music at the University of Houston, where she competed in Italy as part of Concert Chorale. Ms. Klein is an active performer in both operas and musical theater, and has appeared with Operativo, Moores Opera Center, and Houston Bach Society. She currently sings at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. When not making music, Ms. Klein spends her time drinking too much coffee and cultivating an unreasonable number of houseplants.

Arlana Peacock is thrilled to be joining Chara’s Music department. She has been a music educator in public schools for 17 years, where she directed choirs and musical productions. Arlana has taught piano and voice lessons over the past 10 years. She also performed with the Dallas Symphony Chorus, Arlington Opera, and was a soloist with the North Richland Hills Symphony. She has loved playing the piano since the age of 4, and enjoyed participating in many church ensembles.  In her free time, Mrs. Peacock enjoys singing with her church choir, dancing at her exercise class, and being with family at the beach.

Meg Treadwell is elated to be part of the Chara Music Department. She has loved music since she was a child and was involved in choir and voice lessons all through high school. She is now a senior at the University of Houston attending the Moores School of Music where she will receive a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Studies and a Minor in Marketing. Meg was also a member of the internationally acclaimed Moores Concert Chorale for five semesters. She has recorded music in LA with onKey Entertainment and looks forward to starting a new project with Mark Townsend. When she is not teaching or recording music, she enjoys spending time with her family (including her dogs) and friends, being active, reading, and cooking. She is so excited to work with your students!