FACULTY

MIRIAM MORALES

Piano, Guitar & Voice Instructor

Miriam Morales has been teaching for 10 years and truly loves working with all students and encouraging them to develop a deep love for music.

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SARA BACA

Piano & Voice Instructor

Sara has been singing for most of her life and teaching in formal music education for 5 years. She is a graduate of Booker T. Washington... Read More

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CHRISTY TROIA

Piano, Guitar & Voice Instructor

Christy has had a lifelong passion for music. Her love for singing led her to Ithaca College to study vocal performance ...Read More

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ANNE-CLAIRE CUMMINGS

Piano  & Violin Instructor

Anne-Claire’s love for music started at a very young age. She grew up in a family of musicians and has been playing the piano since she was 6 years old. Read More

GABRIELLE WOLSFELD

Piano, Guitar & Voice Instructor

Gabrielle has experience teaching students in both educational and musical settings. Her passion is to see students using and enjoying the gift of music to bless others. Read More

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HEIDI ICLEANU

Piano & Trumpet Instructor

Heidi has been teaching private piano students since 2008. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of the Arts. Read More

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Miriam Morales 
executive director
Piano, Voice & Guitar

 

Miriam Morales has been playing the piano for over 25 years and enjoys playing other instruments as well. Miriam started studying piano with Rebekah Branham at an early age who saw a deep love of music in Miriam and recommended she study further.

 

She attended W. E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy in middle school and continued on to become a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. During this time she studied classical piano under the direction of Eva Flowers, Gabriel Sanchez and jazz piano from Kent Ellingson & Roger Boykin. 

 

She holds a Bachelor of Music Media with an emphasis in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington. Miriam also holds a Masters Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Biblical and Theological Studies where she also enjoyed classes in the Media Arts & Worship department.

 

Miriam has been teaching music for 10 years in both group and one-on-one settings. She has taught for multiple music studios and non-profit organizations in the DFW area including the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas, Big Thought, Junior Players and Arts Net. ​

She has served as the pianist for several churches in the DFW area and continues to perform for weddings, corporate events and private parties. She enjoys writing worship songs and playing solo jazz piano and singing. 

 

Currently she is the Executive Director for New Song Music Academy which has equipped over 200 students to play music they truly enjoy. She believes that anyone can become a lifelong musician regardless of their profession. 

 
Sara baca 
Voice & piANO

Sara is a vocalist and pianist who has been teaching in formal music education for 7 years. She is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and received her Bachelors of Music and Teacher's Certification at The University of Texas in Arlington in 2014. 

 

She is an alumna of the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas and the Downbeat Award winning BTW Latin Jazz Ensemble. She has studied under the direction of Dr. David Grogan and Dr. Jennifer Ciobanu. She is an active member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Choir and has performed at the Meyerson Symphony Center, the Cathedral Shrine of our Lady of Guadalupe as well as the Texas Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association conferences. She frequently performs for weddings and private events in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. 

 

She has served as the inaugural Director of Music and Choir Director at the St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School in Dallas as well as the Choir Director at Daniel Intermediate School in the Duncanville Independent School District. She currently teaches beginner piano students and intermediate to advanced vocal students for New Song Music Academy where she loves sharing the beauty of life through music.

 
 
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Christina troia
piANO, guitar & Voice

 

Christy Troia is a multi-instrumentalist in voice, piano and guitar. She currently teaches voice, piano and guitar at New Song Music Academy, serves as the musical director for the Junnie B. Jones Musical with Bright Lights Theater, leads worship regularly for the Dallas Theological Seminary chapel services and is a member of the Reunion Church worship band in downtown Dallas. 

 

Christy has had a passion for music and people for as long as she can remember. Her love for singing led her to study Vocal Studies at Ithaca College in New York, The University of Nebraska and most recently Dallas Theological Seminary. She holds degrees in American Sign Language, Education, Psychology as well as a Masters Degree in Media Arts and Worship. She served as the Children's Musical Director at Westside Church in Omaha, Nebraska.

Christy loves all genres of music with her absolute favorites being in musical theater and worship music. In her personal time she has enjoyed leading as a children's bible study teacher at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. She is an incredible musician and a joy to all of the students she works with. 

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Anne-claire cummings 
piANO & Violin

 

Anne-Claire’s love for music started at a very young age. She grew up in a family of musicians and has been playing the piano since she was 6 years old. She played piano and violin at various school, church, and community events and weddings during high school. She went on to double major in music and psychology at Auburn University. She has studied classical piano under Dr. Jeremy Samolesky, functional piano under Dr. Joshua Pifer, and classical violin under Dr. Eugenia Cleary.  

 

During her senior year of college, she interned at Auburn Community Church in worship leadership. Here, Anne-Claire’s love for playing piano and leading worship grew, and this led her to currently pursue a Masters in Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary. She enjoys songwriting and is currently working on her first worship album.  

 

Anne-Claire desires to cultivate a love for music that will stay with students for a lifetime and be an encouragement for them to pursue their musical goals. She is thrilled to teach with New Song Music Academy!  

 
 
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Heidi Icleanu 
piANO & trumpet

 

Heidi has 8 years of experience teaching piano students. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of the Arts in English and has always enjoyed sharing music with others. She studied piano with  Elma Boehme, Keeli Eborn, and Marge Knutti and served as mission-wide pianist for the Alabama Birmingham Mission. She studied organ technique with Jenya Tyltina and served as Congregational Organist at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kentucky, Utah, and Texas, as well as accompanying for special events. 

 

She worked as a Piano Instructor at The Lexington School—a premier private school in Kentucky—in their innovative Applied Music Program where she taught both individual and group lessons, as well as students with unique educational needs at The Learning Center. She accompanied violin and trumpet finalists for Concerto Competitions and played for groups such as the Kentucky Breeder’s Cup Board of Directors.

 

She plays piano, organ, and trumpet and is enjoys playing live ballet accompaniment for the Royal Academy of Dance. She loves getting to know the learning style of each student, finding the best balance to inspire and challenge them, and seeing the confidence and joy that musical skills give children and adults.

 
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Gabrielle Wolsfeld 
piANO, guitar & Voice

 

Gabrielle Wolsfeld grew up surrounded by music where her mother was her first piano teacher at age four, which has instilled an even greater joy for teaching. She has fond memories of playing duets together with her mother and singing at the piano. She has been playing piano for over 25 years and also plays guitar and sings. Her versatility as a pianist in playing many genres is what has equipped her to be a lifelong musician. 

 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington, and went on to obtain her teaching certificate in order to teach elementary school. She also holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and currently serves on the worship team at City Church International.

 

Gabrielle has experience teaching students in all grades and levels in academic and musical settings. Her passion is to see students using and enjoying the gift of music to bless others.

 

Gabrielle is married to Adam and they have four children, Samuel, Asher, Silas and Summer.