Kelly Wolff is thrilled to be in her 9 th year teaching voice in HEBISD! Ms. Wolff currently teaches grades 7 th -12 th for three schools within the district: L D Bell, Hurst Junior High, and Bedford Junior High. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance AND is currently working to receive her MBA in Music Business from Southern New Hampshire University. While at Tarleton, Ms. Wolff participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions, performed in Opera workshops, and received a minor in Broadcast Journalism. Along with teaching full time, she is also a member of her Chancel Choir at Saint Andrew Lutheran church as a principal soloist and a current member of TMEA. She spends her free time singing with Opera on Tap in Dallas and performing at local theaters in the area.
Cora Grace Winstead is a professional singer, actor, and private voice lesson instructor, and is honored to be joining the HEBISD Team once again. Having recently moved home to DFW, she has spent the last three years in New York City teaching, performing, and learning, particularly as a student of Jen Waldman. She is an active member of Actors Equity Association, the union for professional stage performers. She is thrilled to be returning to L.D. Bell as a private voice instructor, in addition to serving as the private voice instructor at Harwood Junior High, and the Assistant Choir Director and private voice instructor at Bedford Junior High. Miss Winstead graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre from Oklahoma City University. For more information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"My teaching philosophy is holistic: As singers, we are both artists and athletes, and we need to be mindful of our physical and mental healths, in addition to our vocal health. The voice lesson is a space to grow, change, experiment, have fun, make discoveries, and more! I strive to meet YOU, the student, where YOU are, and then encourage your vocal journey from there."
Kelly Miyake is excited to be back teaching at Bell High School through virtual learning this year. A long-standing fixture in the choir department, Mrs. Miyake has worked with the program as a voice teacher, master class clinician, All-State judge, and accompanist. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Baylor University and then went on to complete her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas. Mrs. Miyake has been seen on stage with the Houston Grand Opera, Theatre Under the Stars (Houston), Fort Worth Opera, Harbour City Opera (Sydney, Australia), and most recently, Theatre 3 (Dallas). Her hobbies include playing the accordion, reading, and satisfying her quarantined wanderlust by cooking dishes from around the world.