Meet the Team
Jay Ybarra is an accomplished musician and artist. He has played guitar with his sons in his band Jando througout the greater Houston area and for private events for the past twelve years. He has taught music to all ages and to those of all experience levels for several years. His strengths come in teaching students reading, technique, coordination, and theory. Students will learn not just how to play music, but will understand it as well.
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Jay Ybarra is a gifted artist that enjoys finding beauty in everything around him. After a year of painting, he and his partner Rachel Cox, decided to open the studio and gallery they now own. He offers several adult and kids group art classes as well as private lessons. Students learn fine art techniques in a postive and uplifting way. He has been painting for the past five years and has already hung in several galleries nation wide as well as in private collections across the globe. He showcases his art at his gallery and at art shows across Texas where he sells a variety of subjects. You can find him painting anything from animals, to dancers, to fan art. He also offeres live wedding paintings, tattooing, pet portraits, commissions, music lessons, sculptures, and fine art photography.
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Ellen comes from a family of artists. She was introduced to art at a very young age where she found drawing and sculpting to be her passion. As a preteen she even sculpted the image of her grandfather in his favorite chair. Ellen is a mother of four and enjoys homeschooling her children. Her favorite place to be is at the park or in nature where she finds inspiration. She also enjoys creating her costume for the Renaissance Festival each year. She is being trained in the area of fine art painting by renowned artist Jay Ybarra.