Make new friends! Join Sessions Summer Music camps.
Play to Perform in Summer!
What does a day in Sessions Summer Camp look like?
ALL DAY Music Fun
Sessions Summer Music camps are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm, lunch is included.
Hands on Experience
Each student will get time and instruction on each instrument. They will take away knowledge and experience playing each instrument.
Each day, the camp will focus on two key instruments, or skill dividing the day up accordingly using a fun approach to learning music with games and activities throughout the week. On the final two days, each students will be broken up in to two groups/bands where they will work together to create their final camp performance.
Tour the Orchestra
A Southern boy at heart, Ryan grew up in Mississippi where he received his first music lessons on the piano from his mother. After having a solid music foundation, he moved on to learn the violin, oboe, and organ all before the age of 18. In high school he sang and danced in show choir and served as drum major of the high school marching band. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi to receive a degree in Music Education (BME) and traveled to the University of California Los Angeles for a fellowship to study Organ Performance.
Ryan has taught since 2008 across Mississippi, California, and Texas serving as a private instructor, music educator, and band director. His travels have granted him experience in various instruments and techniques working with development in Early Childhood all the way to adults. On top of his classical training and education, Ryan holds two state teaching licenses, Suzuki String Program Certification (SAA), and holds memberships in the American Guild of Organists and Band Masters Association. He has also performed in various venues working as a Silent Theater Organist, violinist for various musical orchestras, solo/chamber recitals, and volunteers as a lobby pianist at Houston Methodist Hospital. He currently serves as the Church Organist for South Minster Presbyterian Church in Missouri City.
Ryan is proud to be a member of the Sessions Music Staff where he can continue to teach and inspire future generations about the wonderful joys of music. Music is the rhythm of life – come join the fun!
Rain Heard was born in Houston, Texas. Her talents in music and fine arts were noticed at a very young age by her Grandmother, who was a locally known opera singer and full time teacher. With the help of her mother and her grandparents, Rain was able to explore her musical talents though several workshops with notable companies such as, The Ensemble Theater, Theater Under the Stars, and many more.
Rain’s mother was determined to keep her in piano classes from a very early age, and shortly after being introduced to the piano, it was clear that she was musically inclined.
Although her shyness prevented her from participating in any major competitions, Rain’s capabilities as a pianist flourished in her High School years when she entered into her high school’s talent show and sang while she played the piano. After graduation, her musical training began to provide her with several opportunities. By the age of nineteen, she received her first teaching job through an after school company and within a year’s time, she became one of the most demanded piano, voice, and musical theater teachers within the company. Her prowess as a teacher was so respected, that by her second year, she was able to promote herself as a free-lance music teacher to several private schools. By the age of twenty two, Rain began to use her nineteen years of piano playing experience to her advantage and was given the opportunity to headline for a runway fashion show for an audience of over three hundred onlookers. Although her success as a performer continued to grow, Rain still focused on her career as a music teacher. The following year, she partnered with a private school within her own community and spear-headed their first, full-fledged summer music program. From there, she went on to be the Musical Director for the entire campus and provided the students an opportunity to display their own musical talents within the community. She also provided a platform for other prominent local musicians to participate in a school wide musician mentoring program that allowed local musicians to give small discussions about the inner workings of the music business. Shortly after her venture with the private school, Rain Heard was chosen among an elite few to participate in an international musical festival and was given the opportunity to tour in Beijing, China.
Rain has received many awards and scholarships for her community work, as well as musicianship. Although, her most notable achievement is her recognition from i10 media as a two time recipient of the 40 under 40 award for Trailblazing Educators.
To this day, Rain still aspires to become a well-rounded musician so that she can provide the most fulfilling experience for all of her students. Although she has had the opportunity to perform alongside several gospel artists, record numerous singles and collaborate with many prominent musicians, Rain does not want her success as a performer to keep her from sharing her gifts to aspiring musicians. She continues to seek out opportunities to enhance her skills and has made it her mission to share every advantage given to her, with all of her students and to her fans. Along with performing, writing, and teaching, Rain also sings for her church. As a Sessions Music Instructor, Rain “cannot wait to share her passion and knowledge with students who want to explore the beautiful world that is music.”
Lucy Rodriguez began taking violin lessons at the age of six. While continuing her studies, her exceptional enthusiasm for music enabled her to learn the cello and the piano as well. She has been performing on all three instruments for over eight years, and continues her coaching and studying at the University of Saint Thomas.
Lucy Rodriguez has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts with a concentration in music from the University of Saint Thomas, and has continued her Master’s there as well. Lucy has played in several orchestras which include: The Pasadena Philharmonic, The Clearlake Symphony, members from the Houston Symphony, and the University of Saint Thomas Orchestra. She also has the honor of continuing her studies with world renowned violinist Ning Hsu. Ning Hsu is a Master graduate from the Juilliard School in New York. Lucy has had the honor to perform a live duet with Ning Hsu, but has also performed with musicians such as Alan Austin with Ars Lyrica Houston, Noel Martin, and Angela Badon.
Pierre Appata was born in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, and moved to the US at seven years of age. He is bilingual, speaking fluent French, the official language of his native country. Pierre currently attends The University of Houston -Downtown, where he pursues a Bachelor of Science degree.
Pierre received his musical education from various academic institutions since elementary school, and through private instruction. He has numerous years of experience teaching guitar, piano, and percussion. Pierre has worked as a music instructor at Brookhollow Christian Academy, and currently teaches music at Memorial Private High School. He has also served as a songwriter, lead worshiper, and assistant choir director at Brookhollow Baptist Church.
Pierre feels blessed to have an instructor position with Sessions Music, and looks forward to sharing his love of music with others.
Taylor knew she had an ear for music when she picked the flute at age 9. After participating in middle school band she decided she wanted to expand on her musical abilities and decided to teach herself the guitar. From the guitar she learned bass, ukulele, and the mandolin. She also had a passion for drums and piano which she self taught herself shortly after. She participated in marching and concert band all through out high school. Taylor also played guitar and bass guitar for the Bellaire High School Jazz Band and the Bellaire Winter Drumline
Taylor has competed in many competitions for various instruments! She did UIL for classical guitar and went to the state level and won a gold medal two years in a row. She has studied with classical/flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev. She received the award for best rhythm player on the bass guitar at the Waltrip Jazz Festival.
Taylor created the Guitar 4 class at Bellaire High School (the highest level prior being Guitar 3). She is currently a junior at the University of Houston pursuing her love of music. Taylor enjoys playing all sorts of music from The Beatles to Beethoven!
Lauren Miller is a classically trained singer from Houston! She fell in love with music at a young age singing with church choirs, in musicals, and for anyone that would listen. She began taking voice and piano lessons eight years ago, and decided to continue her musical education at the Moores School of Music at University of Houston. Go coogs! She has a very strong passion for performing and loves sharing her gift. From musicals and operas to acoustic coffee house gigs, she has experience in a huge array of genres. She also loves that being a musician allows you to travel and meet people from all over the world! Her experience with being classical trained and with being a gigging pop musician has allowed her to create a teaching environment for students of all ages, levels, and genres. Her goal is to work with the students to help further them as much as possible in their musical path.
With four Houston Press Music Awards, for his talent as a music producer, band leader, songwriter, guitarist, multi instrumentalist, vocalist and recording engineer, Doyle Odom has a vast amount of talent and experience to share with his students. Mr. Odom’s approach to music is one that is rooted equally by his understanding of the theoretical and by his affinity for the beautiful effect music has on the soul. Mr. Odom is a graduate of Texas Southern University, where he was honored to be a member of the legendary TSU Big Band, as its guitarist, and where he studied and performed classical voice in TSU’s Opera workshop. From being in successful indie rock bands, to playing in prestigious classical and jazz ensembles, and even as a member of various ensembles of a-cappella choral groups, Doyle Odom has come to develop a very holistic approach to music, mixing classic styles with modern experimental qualities. Students of Doyle Odom will be challenged to develop their mechanical skills and to channel the inner voice into their own creative expression.
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