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Meet Our Instructors

Cindy Fletcher - Program Director, Piano Instructor 

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.  

Elizabeth Turrubiates - Voice Instructor 

Chara-Instructors-Elizabeth-Turrubiates.pngElizabeth Turrubiates has over 5 years of experience leading worship around the Houston area. Elizabeth began developing her skills by competing in district competitions in high school for four years and has been given scholarships for music. She now has two years as a private Voice teacher while teaching across a wide age range.

Jing Jiang - Piano Instructor 
Jing Jiang (Mr. J) - Graduated with piano performance degree with honors at Abilene Christian University.

 Mr. J has been playing piano for more than 20 years and teaching kids and adults from beginner through the advanced level for almost 10 years. Having graduated with Abilene Christian University with a degree in Piano Performance with Honors, he is a church and school accompanist, having played for different choir groups, musicals, various school ensembles.  His goal is to inspire the love of learning, the pursuit of excellence, and to help elevate the standard of music performance and appreciation.

Christopher Ranew - Piano Instructor 

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Christopher Ranew has been teaching music for over 5 years to students of all ages. He started showing interest in learning music at an early age of two and has been learning ever since. He has traveled from California to Mexico playing on stage and is looking to spread his passion for music through teaching.

Sara Johnson - Voice Instructor 

Sara Johnson

 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.


"We had a great experience with the Chara music program, specifically with the instructors.  They are very kind, patient and knowledgeable as it relates to piano instruction and we would be happy to recommend them to any prospective piano students!"  ~ John S.

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