Meet Our Instructors
Miss Laura has an equal passion for education, music and faith. She was extremely full of joy when she got the opportunity to intertwine the three at the Chara Christian Dance Academy. Laura has spent the last several years working with children in the areas of voice and piano, collaborating with recording artists, and contracting with private music companies. Laura is a natural born optimist and encourager and takes pride in the idea of discovering who the student is as a unique artist. Depending upon the goal of each individual student, Laura also teaches stage performance, songwriting, and recording.
Kirsten Hill is thrilled to be joining the Chara's Music Department. Kirsten is a student at the University of Houston where she is studying Music education. She is currently a member of the Concert Women’s Chorus at the University of Houston. She graduated from Friendswood High School where she was an active member in choir and theatre. Kirsten was in the cast of “Guys and Dolls”, “42nd Street”, and “Mary Poppins.” She also competed in the Texas All-State process, UIL Solo and Ensemble, and UIL Concert and Sightreading competitions studying under Melissa Smith and Darlene James. Kirsten is blessed to have the opportunity to share her love of music with the Chara Christian Dance Academy.
Mr. Shymon is has been teaching piano and guitar for 4 years and it currently a music major who creates and mixes his own music in his spare time. He is passionate about modern church music and helping students find their creative voice. Shymon volunteers with his church youth group where he also leads worship.
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.