First Colony Homeschool Ensembles

Choral, Handbell, Instrumental Classes for Home-Educated Students

Dusten Melear

holds a Bachelors degree in Church Music from Houston Baptist University where he studied voice with Robin Roewe and conducting under Dr. John Yarrington. He was home schooled through high school with his two younger sisters and younger brother. Dusten was a member of Joyful Sound for six years and was the assistant director for three years; directing several ensembles and assisting with the musical rehearsals of the high school choir. He has been actively involved in the music department of his church from a very youg age. Currently, Dusten is serving as music minister at Trinity Baptist Church in Katy. He plans to continue his education with a Masters in choral conducting.

Jennifer Dunham

is our handbells instructor. She has a B.M.E. from Harding University, has sung with the Houston Symphony Chorus, and has several years' experience teaching elementary music. Jennifer also offers private voice and beginning piano lessons.

Bob Suttie

Is experienced in playing many instruments and arranging music for groups. His credits include the Sugar Land Symphony Orchestra (now known as Ft. Bend Philharmonic,) Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Denver, Colorado All-State High School Orchestra, choir director in 4 different churches, Up With People international cast, and director of Sing-Out Colorado. Currently, teaches private lessons at Fort Bend Music Center and Westlake Lutheran Preparatory Academy, general music teacher at Westlake Academy, instrumentalist at Fishers of Men Lutheran Church and leader of Texas Legacy Czech Band.