Meet Texas Guitarville teachers on this page. You will see their pictures and some information about them here. All our teachers go through a Texas Guitarville training before teaching students with us.
Matt O'Donnell -- Drums/Guitar/Bass Guitar -- Keller Location
Matt O’Donnell has been playing guitar for twelve years, bass guitar for eight, and drum set for nine. He has been writing and composing his own music since he first picked up a guitar. He has been collaborating and writing with other musicians since he was in the 8th grade and has been in several alternative rock bands since.
Matt O’Donnell is a classically trained percussionist and played in the KISD band program from 6th grade to his senior year in high school. There, Matt played four mallet vibraphone on the varsity drumline, as well as drum set and bass guitar in the school’s multiple jazz bands and Jazz combo’s.
Matt O’Donnell is studying film and behavior analysis at the University of North Texas and currently plays guitar and sings in an art rock band that performs frequently in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton Area.
Although Matt’s major style preferences range from psychedelic, surf, new wave, noise, punk and shoegaze, Matt has an extensive history in playing styles such as jazz, funk, country, pop, samba, bossa nova, and many more.
Karoline Milton -- Vocal/Piano|Keyboard/Songwriting -- Keller & Trophy Club & Southlake location
Karoline is making a name for herself in the music industry---performing at venues including The House of Blues on Sunset Strip, Universal Studios, House of Blues Dallas, Hard Rock Café, Poor David's Pub, Six Flags over Texas, The Curtain Club, Liquid Lounge, and the Palladium Ballroom. She performs with a band as well as accoustic shows. She is very influenced by classic rock and blues rock. Some of her influences include Jeff Buckley, Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, etc
Karoline's original music has been featured on Reverbnation. She was recently the featured guest on Teen Takeover Radio and The Spot - - both part of On Air Live, Deep Ellum Radio in Dallas, Tx. Karoline was chosen as a top 10 vocal performer for The Texas Top Ten, a talent competition sponsored and judged by DFW casting and talent agencies. She was thewinner of the North Richland Hills “Denim and Diamonds” talent competition. She has trained locally with some amazing vocal teachers including Kaela Sinclair of M83.
She is currently writing and recording her first EP and is working with Recording Connections in Dallas to learn music production and engineering.
Adam Stapleton -- Guitar/Bass/Drums/Singing/Ukulele/Saxophone -- Grapevine Location
Adam Stapleton has a long and diverse multi instrumental background in music, varying from classical wind symphonic music, Jazz big bands and combos, to Gospel/ Contemporary Christian worship. He studied music at Richland College, and has performed with such groups as the Richland College Wind Symphony and Big Band, The Southlake Community Band, and various churches throughout the DFW area. Apart from performing, Adam has several recording credits on several small music projects. Adam currently serves As a worship leader for his church in dallas for the past two years.
Aaron Muller -- Piano/Violin/Viola/Cello/Upright Bass -- Keller Location
Aaron has been playing violin for over a decade. He has experience playing in multiple orchestras, including the UNT concert and symphony orchestras. He studied piano while at UNT for two years. He is able to accommodate students from beginner to advanced levels.
Austin Longbine -- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Ukulele/Drums/Songwriting -- Keller Location
Austin Longbine has been playing guitar for ten years and drums for three, he started songwriting in early highschool and has written and produced two albums since then. While attending The University of North Texas, Austin started a band as a guitarist/vocalist and joined another as a drummer. He has been in multiple bands and has a lot of live performance experience. Austin specializes in lead guitar with styles including Blues, Math-Rock, and Indie. Austin took guitar lessons for over seven years, so he knows what its like to be on the other end of the spectrum and can relate to the challenges of learning an instrument. He is looking forward to working with students to help make music their own and to inspire them to persue musical arts.
P.M. Howard -- Guitar/Bass/Keyboard/Vocals/Ukulele -- Trophy Club & Keller Location
P.M. has been a singer since early childhood. Fortunate to have had excellent teachers and coaches along the way, his voice has led him to a career with many opportunities to pursue his talents. From Broadway to Hudson’s Bay, from Halifax to Hollywood, “P.M.” has just about done it all. Vocalist; Musician; Bandleader; Actor; Writer; Director; Composer; Lyricist – in virtually every genre of“the business” - Rock; Pop; Folk; Country; Jazz Standards; Big Band; Theatre; Musical Theatre; Opera; Film; Radio; TV; Recording Studio; Voice Over. Now, on the “other side” of his career, P.M. is very gratified to have the opportunity to “pay it forward” - to pass on some of the knowledge and insight he has garnered from the many fine artists and craftsmen he has worked with over the years.
Andrew Boaz -- Guitar/Bass Guitar/Ukulele -- Grapevine & Keller Location
Andrew Boaz is a singer-songwriter/producer born and raised in Texas. With his upbeat and fun sound, passionate drive, and acoustic guitar talents, he is capable of teaching guitar, ukulele, and vocals to kids and young adults. Taking advantage of his young age, Andrew has worked with many producers in the DFW area, has written countless songs and melodies on the computer, and has been playing guitar most of his life. He is looking forward to connecting with his students through music.
Kelsey Flanagan -- Voice/Guitar/Bass Guitar/Ukulele -- Trophy Club & Keller Location
Kelsey is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Texas. With her fiery passion for music and her unique, acoustic sound, she can teach voice and vocal technique as well as guitar and ukulele to kids and young adults. Kelsey has written countless songs and has experience in the music scene through performances at various DFW locations, including a solo show at the Dallas House of Blues. She has been singing and playing for most of her life and is looking forward to the opportunity to inspire and enrich her students' lives through music.
Pete Martinez -- Piano/Keyboard -- Trophy Club Location
Pete is a recent transplant from Detroit, Michigan where he was a high sought-after studio musician, band leader, musical director and worship artist. Pete was most recently the Director of Worship Arts at VOX Church in Chesterfield, Michigan. Pete studied directly under Detroit and Motown legends Matt Michaels and David Van De Pitte. A student of jazz and a child of pop, Pete is comfortable in any musical setting. His kindness, patience and gift of encouragement has enabled him to see several of his students through from their very first notes to the recording studio.
Kevin Nassiff - Guitar/Piano/Vocal/Sax/Ukulele/Mandolin/Banjo -- CEO/Owner
Kevin has been teaching since 2007 and loves teaching the art of music. He has been in several bands playing Saxophone, guitar, piano, vocals, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, drums, and much more. He has also spent some time in the recording studio and can teach students about proper recording techniques. Students will learn how to play their instrument proficiently, efficiently, and have fun along the way. Kevin started Texas Guitarville back in 2013 and is having fun seeing the business grow. "We just want to provide top notch music lessons and related services but have fun too!", Kevin says. "This is the best job ever! I want to connect you with the right teacher for your learning wants and needs. Finding the right teacher, instrument, and program specifications can make all the difference." Kevin wants to create a customized course of lessons for his students and all the students that come to Texas Guitarville. He can't wait to meet you and get you started on your musical journey today!!!
Marie Nassiff -- Music Teacher at Texas Guitarville
Marie Nassiff is currently the music specialist at Prairie View Elementary in Northwest ISD where she teaches K-5 general music and directs the PVE Hawk Choir. She is in her 28th year of teaching and will be completing her 23rd year as a music specialist in NISD where she is the Elementary Lead Music Specialist. She helps to support the elementary music teachers in NISD in many ways and is a successful grant writer, helping to acquire many innovative programs which incorporate new technology ideas for the music classroom. Mrs. Nassiff led the district in the development of the current elementary music curriculum, has taught at both the elementary and middle school level, and has co-directed the Northwest ISD Fifth Grade All-District Honor Choir since its inception in 2008. She was honored to be named Teacher of the Year at Prairie View Elementary during the 2004-2005 school year. Prior to teaching in NISD Mrs. Nassiff was a music specialist in Houston ISD and Lamar Consolidated ISD. She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Houston, has her Level I Orff certification, and is an active member of TMEA. She has 3 children, Justin, Tiffany, and Kevin and resides in Fort Worth, with Gary, her husband of 34 years.