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Teachers

Leah Adams, studio owner

Voice, Piano, Songwriting, Artist Development

Leah is the founder/Owner of Onyx Butterfly Music Studios. She has had a love of music her entire life and has been singing since she was very young and started learning to play piano at age 9!

Leah has a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance and has also released a few music projects independently over the years. You can check out her music here: www.leahmusiconline.com

"I would love to teach your child how to sing, play piano, or even write music! And, hopefully inspire them to grow a heart for music like I have." 

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Zakary Tharp

Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

My name is Zak Tharp and I have been playing guitar for over a decade. I remember first picking up a guitar and strumming away, it sounded terrible but I was never happier. I tried and tried to teach myself but it wasn’t clicking. I started taking lessons but all they wanted to teach me was nursery songs and I wanted to play Metallica. So I vowed if I ever got good and confident enough to give other people the joy I have experienced on guitar, I would teach them what they wanted to learn and never make guitar a chore. It’s fun and full of passion, it always should be. Zak is currently acquiring a Bachelors in Audio Production at ACM UCO.

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Madeline Young

Madeline Young

Voice & Acting  

 

Madeline has been singing for as long as she can remember. Music is the most important part of her life, and she is so excited to share it with others. She has been a trained vocalist for about 13 years, and has been in theatre for 10 years. To her, good singing qualities stem from healthy vocal habits and the love of music. Madeline has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre and an Associates in Contemporary Vocal Performance.

Devin Sunday

Violin

Devin Sunday studied under Dr. Ai-Wei Chang 2014-2015, and Dr. Gregory Lee from 2010 - 2015--concert master of the OKC Philharmonic and associate professor of violin at the OU School of Music, in order to pursue a BMA degree in Violin Performance. 
He has attended Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute from 2013-2014, OKMEA Orchestra from 2013-2014, OYO from 2013-2014, OK Mozart in 2014, OU Symphony and Civic Orchestras from 2014-2015. 
He has taught privately for roughly 3 years with focus in scaffolded improvement, consistency, and tone-development for his students.

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Mason White

Electric and Acoustic Guitar

I picked up the guitar for the first time when I was 15 years old. I am nearly 20 now, and my passion for guitar and music has only grown since then. I taught myself how to play by watching other musicians, and also by listening to as much music as I could. My influences for guitar are bands stemming from genres such as Grunge and Metal, but I have a love for almost all kinds of music. The concept of influence and being influenced has always captivated me. Creating and sharing music with others is, to me, what playing guitar has been all about. 

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Robby Ray

Piano and Voice

Robby has played piano and sang since he was 10 years old. Some of his favorite artist inspirations come from Sara Bareilles, Michael Bublé, Claude Debussy and George Gershwin. Robby also enjoys musicals, and playing music from Broadway Shows, and major films. Robby has taught privately for several years, and enjoys seeing students excel and develop their musical capabilities. He has a Bachelors in Music and Bachelors in Criminal Justice from UCO.

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Rhys Rodriguez

Acoustic, Electric, & Bass Guitar

 

Rhys has been playing guitar for 6 years and bass for 4 years. Starting out learning everything he could off his Spotify playlists, he quickly fell in love with music and began classical guitar at the University of Oklahoma. After quarantine canceled all performances he got a bass guitar and began to fall in love with the instrument. Since then, he's played bass in multiple bands covering multiple genres.
 

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Ashley Ferrell

Art Teacher

Ashley is a wife and mother of three and owner of F5 STROKIN. She graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art. Ashley is skilled in many art forms ranging from stained glass, weaving, pottery, and oil & acrylic paintings. After college Ashley taught art in the Moore Public Schools district, but after having her second child she stepped away from teaching. Since having her third, she has started her painting business, F5 Strokin,  where she creates and paints unique wall murals in homes and businesses around the metro. Ashley painted the wall mural in the Onyx Butterfly Studio. This is how she came to meet owner, Leah, who then invited her to hold 2D art lessons in the studio.

 

Ashley’s goal with each student is to help them become more confident in their expressions through art.  Every lesson is tailored to each individual child to fit their personalities, enhance their strengths, and even explore their weaknesses.

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Jeana Early

Piano

 

Jeana started taking piano lessons at the age of 4 and has been playing ever since. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from MACU in 1999 and has been teaching piano and been an accompanist for voice students and various choirs ever since. She is currently the piano accompanist at Westmoore High School for the Vocal Music Program and directs the sanctuary choir at Shartel Church of God. She is excited to expand her studio and loves to teach music lovers of all ages. 

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Nate Schoolcraft

Drums/Percussion

 

Nate has been drumming for almost 7 years now. He has been in a multitude of music ensembles and settings. These include marching band, concert band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, trombone choir, musical orchestra, and a contemporary pop band. He is currently studying at OU with the music staff with a focus on percussion. He is passionate about drumming and hopes to share the love of drumming with others! Nate has a Bachelors of Management Information Systems and a Minor in Nonprofit Administration from OU.

Megan Montgomery

Voice, Piano, Acting

 

Megan Montgomery is an actress, vocalist, director and instructor of voice, piano, musical theatre and acting with a Bachelors of Music in Musical Theatre from UCO. She has taught at various theatres and music studios in the OKC Metro area for almost a decade. You may have seen her in theatrical productions such as LIZZIE: the rock musical (Lizzie Borden), The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Schwartzy), RENT (Joanne), Silence! the musical (Clarice Starling) and The Great American Trailer Park musical (Linoleum) among many others. She loves having the opportunity to help artists cultivate their passion and talent with approachable technique as well as coaching with mindfulness and kindness. She's excited to help her current and future students grow with healthy techniques as well as a gracious mindset. 

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Jeremy Hulsey

Guitar & Piano

 

Jeremy Hulsey is a multi-instrumentalist/artist/composer/teacher with over 25 years of experience, who specializes in guitar. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma, where he studied classical guitar performance with Scott Johnson. In 2011 He was given the opportunity to study with Dr. Enric Madriguera in Madrid, where he spent weeks studying by day and performing during the evening. He has attended master classes with some of the best classical guitarist in the world, such as David Russell, Ana Vidovic, Roland Dyens, Andrew York, Scott Tennant, Pepe Romero, Mark Cruz, and Yamamdu Costa. Jeremy has performed live with hundreds of bands becoming well-versed in other genres of music, such as metal, rock, blues, jazz, pop, country, and folk, making him an incredibly knowledgeable and versatile musician. 

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Caitlyn Condren

Dance & Stretch/Strength Instructor

 

Caitlyn has been dancing at The Pointe Performing Arts Center since she was 4. She has done competitive dance for 6 years. The owner/director of The Pointe Pac, Penny Capps, and artistic director, Becca Newman, have taught her and guided her through her competition years! Plus all of the other amazing teachers there as well. She has taken classes with famous choreographers who have been on “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Dancing With The Stars”, or have worked with famous singers. A handful of choreographers she has taken class from are Dana Foglia, Travis Wall, Tucker Barkley, Phill Wright, Danny Lawn, Mark Meismer, Talia Favia, Ricky Maalouf, Derrick Schrader, Randi & Hef, Francisco Gella, Blake Mcgrath, and lots more! She is so excited to teach dance classes and teach people dance! She will be available for private dance lessons as well & will be teaching ballet, tap, jazz, technique, & hip hop! Along with a stretch/strength class.

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Helena Griffin

Piano, Voice, Dance, & Musical Theater

 

Helena is a devoted music educator with a rich background in multiple disciplines. Her musical journey began at the age of 6 when she started playing the piano, dedicating 12 years to private lessons. Simultaneously, she delved into the world of dance from the tender age of 3. However, her passion for the arts didn't stop there. Growing up, Helena discovered a love for musical theatre, prompting her to explore voice and acting lessons throughout high school and into college.
Continuing her pursuit of artistic excellence, Helena attended Oklahoma City University as a dance major for two years. With over five years of experience teaching various dance styles and an additional two years teaching piano and voice, Helena brings a diverse skill set to her classes.
Helena's teaching philosophy is rooted in her deep-seated passion for music and movement. She is committed to nurturing this same passion in her students and aims to foster creativity, discipline, and self-expression, ensuring that music and movement are not only accessible but also enjoyable for every student.

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