First Colony Homeschool Ensembles was launched in January 1998 to provide homeschoolers the opportunity to make music together. Our mission is to share God’s Word through music, nurture faith, and inculcate in our children a joyful appreciation for the gifts of God, equipping them to make an impact on the world in which we live. We believe that God gave us music for worship, service, and evangelism, enabling us to express in song the joy and hope of the Gospel and the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Ryan is a lifelong musician, having performed and competed in ensembles across Texas since his childhood. An alumnus of FCHE, Ryan enjoys giving back to the choir which instilled in him a love of choral worship.
Ryan received his BA in Music from Houston Baptist University.
Jennifer 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.
Mrs. Stuard received the Texas Choral Directors' Association "Young Director of Distinction" Award in 2012. She holds a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and undergraduate degrees in music education and vocal performance from Texas Tech University. Mrs. Stuard is currently a vocal coach at Seven Lakes High School.