Jose (Toto) Betancourt
CHAMPIONS CAMPUS | PIANO | GROUP PIANO | CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP BAND
Jose Betancourt began his musical studies at the age of 6 years old. He studied music at the conservatory of “Jose Angel Lamas” in Caracas, Venezuela. During his time there he was classically trained in piano performance, composition, musical production, and earned a Bachelor degree in education and a Masters in Music. Starting his musical career at such an early age has allowed him to expand his knowledge in a variety of musical styles such as jazz, latin, contemporary, classical, and many more. He was ordained as Music Minister, and has served in different areas within the ministry. He has served in churches in Houston, Texas, and Tampa, Florida. He has participated in multiple recordings for national, and international Christian artists as producer, arranger, and director. Jose Betancourt was the academic coordinator for the national institution of “Canzion”, now he serves as the principal director of “Centro De Estudios Musicales.” He also has experience as a Musical Director for different Christian and secular touring artist. He is currently serving at Champion Forest Baptist Church as the Music Director.
NORTH KLEIN CAMPUS | PRESCHOOL GROUPS | BEGINNING PIANO | VOICE
I'm Laney Bush and I am a Texas certified elementary music teacher. I've had the joy of teaching music for 6 years! Music is such an important part of a child's life. It helps establish brain development, language and literacy development, emotional and socials interactions, self-expression, and motor skills. In the classes I offer, your child will explore and learn through singing, instruments, dance, and play at an age appropriate level. I would love to help encourage a love for music in your child's life!
CHAMPIONS CAMPUS | PIANO
Carolyn Gibbens began teaching piano lessons while still in college. She graduated from U.T.S.A.(The University of Texas at San Antonio) with a Bachelors in Music Education, and had nearly completed her Masters in Choral Performance when she married her college sweetheart and moved to Houston.
Finding Champion Forest Baptist Church soon after, Carolyn has had the privilege of being an adult choir member, a praise team member, and of teaching WOW(World of Worship)at the church since 1990. Carolyn's passion is teaching students the foundational principles of music, so they can become excellent musicians and worshipers.
CHAMPIONS CAMPUS | VOICE
Donna White has taught music for 35 years in public and private schools in Texas and Louisiana. In retirement, she does judging and clinics in various school districts throughout the Houston area. She currently sings with the Texas Master Chorale, cantors at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, and sings with Tapestry Women’s Choir at KUMC. Donna teaches middle school through adult ages (12 +).