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.

Angie Brennan

is our orchestra instructor. She received her BA from the University of Houston, where she studied trumpet. Angie has taught private trumpet lessons, led various instrumental ensembles, and was the kindergarten - 3rd grade music instructor for five years at a classical Christian school in Maryland. She and her husband have three children, who have been homeschooled off and on over the past 20 years.