We're proud of the experience and qualifications of our teachers. Please check out the links below to find out more about our teachers and staff. Please visit our Forest Path Academy page for information on our school instructors.
Sarah Hames, owner.
Sarah Hames is the proud owner of Music and More and Forest Path Academy. Sarah was home-schooled through high school and after working for several years as the manager of a comic book store, attended North Harris College where she received music and academic scholarships and was named Outstanding Music Student of the year. She then transferred to HBU where she received a full endowed academic scholarship and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, with piano as her secondary instrument.
Sarah has been playing the piano for about 22 years, and served as the organist and music director/choir director at St. Luke's Lutheran church for a number of years.
Band, Piano, Music
Ms. Kawanna comes to Texas from New York. She has a degree in Music Education and Jazz Composition from Five Towns College. Kawanna has performed with the Nassau Symphony, Long Island Pops, Coast Guard Auxiliary Band, and at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Disney World.
-Violin/Viola (Suzuki), Flute, Band instruments, Band
Donald has been an active musician and music teacher in the Friendswood and Clear Lake areas since 2002. He taught for 8 years as a private clarinet teacher in the Friendswood and Clear Creek school districts, and in 2008 began teaching Suzuki violin lessons as well. "I was hooked on the Suzuki method from day one," he says. Currently he is certified in Suzuki books 1, 2, & 4 for violin / viola and plans to be certified in book 3 in the near future. Donald holds a B.S. in Sociology/Anthropology from the University of Houston Clear Lake. In addition to social science, he also studied clarinet and violin/viola extensively in college. He also holds a Texas Educator's Certificate in Music and Early Childhood through Sixth Grade Generalist.
Don says, " I am very passionate about teaching music to children because I know the benefits it will hold for them both in the present and future. In addition to being fun and challenging, studying music helps children learn important values such as patience, discipline, perseverance, and appreciation of beauty just to name a few."