Meet Our Teachers
Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they're united by a common passion:
Sharing the joy of music with children and families in Houston, The Heights, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands!
All teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together® Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.
Ana Treviño-Godfrey, Director & Co-founder
A classically trained professional vocalist, Prelude Director Ana Treviño-Godfrey completed her doctorate in music at Rice University in 2009. She has taught students of all ages — at Michigan's Interlochen Arts Camp, The Cleveland Institue of Music, Rice University, and the Rice Preparatory Summer Vocal Camp. Ana is a certified Music Together® teacher and in 2006, her love for music and children inspired her to create Prelude Music Classes. Ana is a Teacher Trainer and workshop leader for Music Together worldwide.
Jonathan Godfrey, Co-founder & Instructor; Executive Director of the Prelude Music Foundation
Professional violinist Jonathan Godfrey has been teaching students of all ages for more than two decades. He is the concertmaster and co-founder of Mercury Chamber Orchestra. He has served as the assistant concertmaster of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and violin faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory in Colorado. Jonathan has also taught alongside some of the nation's most renowned violin educators, including Julia Bushkova at the Interlochen Arts Academy and Kathleen Winkler at Rice University, where he completed his Master of Music Degree.
Adrienne Rumsey, Instructor
Adrienne grew up singing and playing piano in Northwest Houston. After finishing her Masters in American Art and Literature and working in California, she came back home in 2013 and began teaching piano. She and her husband welcomed their first baby in September 2017 and had the opportunity to attend Music Together classes a few months later. She felt like she learned so much and loved watching her baby respond to the music each week. Having had her own great experience with the Music Together program, she is excited to share it with others! When not chasing her baby or teaching music, Adrienne enjoys going to museums, reading, practicing Ashtanga yoga, and laughing with her husband.
Anabel Detrick, Instructor
Anabel Ramirez Detrick began playing the violin at age six, surrounded by a family of classical musicians, enough that they made up an entire chamber orchestra! Anabel quickly began performing as soloist with all the major orchestras in her home country. At age 16, she was invited by the world-renowned professor Fredell Lack to study at the University of Houston earning a full scholarship. She subsequently completed her Masters Performance Degree at the University of British Columbia and a degree in Music Pedagogy. Anabel is a core member of the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet Orchestras, the Mercury Chamber Orchestra and together with her husband they are the two violinists in Apollo Chamber Players. Anabel’s love of Music Together began while bringing her son Xavier to classes. She feels that the meaningful, interactive connections music creates within families is an integral part of the parent-child relationship. She hopes to bring this experience into her classes while using her native language as a new tool for teaching music.
Douglas Loomis, Instructor
With over 20 years of pianistic training and experience, Douglas Loomis is a skilled pianist and accomplished teacher from Conroe, Texas. Douglas has been performing and teaching in The Woodlands area for over 12 years. Douglas holds a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from Southwestern University. Upon graduating, he soon joined Ethos School of Music as a private instructor. Douglas is devoted to helping musicians reach their highest potential. This has included teaching music theory camps, leading music ensembles, accompanying at high schools, and adjudicating for music events. He enjoys spending time with his family, performing for his church, eating good food, and running just for the fun of it. He plans to pursue a master's degree in music education, to raise musical children, and to continue to make music for the rest of his life.
Francyne Davis Jacobs, Instructor
Giuliana Castellanos, Instructor & Prelude Music Foundation Teacher
Jennifer Morales Moore, Instructor
Jennifer Pickering, Instructor
With the blessing of her supportive and very patient parents, Jenny brought her first drum home at the age of eleven. Many years later, she is still making a joyful noise! After receiving her BM and MM in Percussion Performance from Indiana University and Temple University, Jenny moved to Dallas with her husband where she received a crash course in motherhood. Jenny has spent the past nine years as a play-at-home mom of three amazing girls by day and a professional freelance percussionist by night. After a decade of growing together as a family through music and play, serving young people in her community as a volunteer and teacher, and many sessions as a Music Together mom and super-fan, Jenny is thrilled to join the Prelude team.
Kana Kimura, Instructor
A mother of two beautiful children, Kana Kimura was born in Tokyo, Japan, and began her violin studies at the age of 4 after moving to Emonton, Canada. When her family moved to Chicago, she continued her pursuit with Almita and Roland Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago. It was there that Kana fell in love with chamber music, performing in master classes with members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Vermeer Quartet and forming two quintets, which each received awards from the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Kana was awarded the Dean's Scholarship to attend the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she served as concertmaster of the Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. She then moved to Houston to pursue graduate studies with Fredell Lack at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. She looks to share her passion of music with the next generation of aspiring musicians through an active, private Suzuki studio and her work at Prelude Music Classes. She performs regularly with the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and Mercury. During recent summers, she travels to Wyoming to perform with the Grand Teton Music Festival.
Kapila Love, Instructor & Prelude Music Foundation Teacher
Born in Nigeria, Kapila Love is a citizen of Canada and traces her ancestral home to Tamil Nadu, and has been living in Houston since 2011. In true Music Together fashion, she began learning how to sing the classical Southern Indian music called Karnatik music by watching her mother teach her elder sister. She was a children's librarian for 11 years. She found out about Prelude through Google search, metaphorically dropping into Prelude's lap in 2012, and has been teaching ever since, in both Houston, Sugar Land, and through the Prelude Music Foundation. Her favorite areas of study are mindful, nonviolent, and simplicity parenting. Kapila loves to deditate in daily life, sing, dance, garden hike, tell stories, cook plant-based food, and watch and read science fiction. She lives in Southwest Houston with four cats, one child, a thriving garden, a messy husband, and a very forgiving husband.
Katia Baizan, Instructor
Katia Baizan is a native Houstonian and has loved music since childhood. Katia's parents always had music playing in the house, and Katia grew up playing piano and singing in her school and university choirs. She sang with the Houston Symphony Chorus for several years and started an acoustic band while living in Paris after college. Katia has a BA in English and French Studies from Rice University and an MA in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. She loves how music and all the arts communicate emotion and promote community across cultures. A mother of two girls, Katia started taking classes at Prelude as a parent. She is of Spanish-Cuban heritage and grew up fully bilingual. Katia is delighted to be a part of the Prelude team and loves teaching Canta y Baila Conmigo® classes.
Lauren Ziff, Instructor
Lauren Ziff grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching at the University of San Francisco. After returning to the east coast, Lauren taught in the New York City school system. When her daughter was 10 months old, Lauren found the Music Together program and fell in love with it as a way to bond with her daughter and connect with the community. After moving to Houston in 2010, Lauren found Prelude and developed an even greater love of music while making memories with both of their children and learning to play the guitar. Lauren is excited to be a part of the Prelude team and loves creating musical memories with children and their caregivers.
Melissa Fuller, Instructor
Music educator and clarinetist Melissa Fuller is committed to community and music education. Melissa has worked with community music organizations such as the Houston Symphony, the Prelude Music Foundation, the University of Alabama, and the University of North Texas to help bring the highest quality music education to all children of all backgrounds. During the week, Melissa teaches general music education classes in the Galena Park Independent School District in East Houston. Melissa is so thrilled to be joining the Prelude Music family and spending her Saturday mornings singing, dancing, playing, and creating musical memories with Houston families.
Tricia Monticello Kievlan, Instructor & Prelude Music Foundation Teacher
Tricia is a writer and educator who grew up singing and playing the piano in The Woodlands. Tricia loves to sing, whether it's leading worship as a cantor at church, singing with a choir, or sitting around the fire-pit with her family. She first learned about Music Together when she was in graduate school studying human development and psychology, and she was delighted to enroll in classes at Prelude when her daughter was just five months old. Tricia spent the first decade of her career working as a teacher and administrator in schools, and she transitioned to the nonprofit sector, where she writes and consults on creativity, technology, and collaboration. She holds a master's degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor's degree in Plan II Honors and English from the University of Texas at Austin. She is excited to make Music Together with her neighbors at Prelude!