A professional musician since his teens, Terry has performed and taught a broad variety of music over 4+ decades.
Terry H.- has over 43 years of music experience in the Plano area.
Voice: B.A. (Music - voice)(cum laude) UT Pan-American (prior study UT San Antonio, SHSU), including 3+ years study with Herald Stark. Other teachers include Virginia Dupuy and Melanie Dement.Master of Sacred Music (choral conducting)(magna cum laude), SMU.
Guitar and bass: self-taught Voice: private lessons in high school prior to University study, "drop-in" lessons following.
Voice: soloist/section leader, both guest and continuing positions, at numerous Central Texas churches. Soloist in multiple major works with collegiate ensembles. Folk and rock performer with numerous bands and as a solo performer, currently performing in North Texas area coffeehouses. Guitar/bass: Performer with various bands and as a soloist, some studio work on bass. Currently performing on guitar as a singer/sonwriter, substituting for church groups on bass and guitar.
Voice: began teaching as an undergraduate (late 1970s), have taught on and off since. 26 years experience as a choral director. Guitar/bass: Have taught since late 1970s, mostly private, some classes.
Lessons Locations: In Studio
Rev. Dr. Anna Hosemann-Butler, Senior Pastor Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Reference for Terry Heislen
"I worked with Terry H for over four years when we both served on staff at First UMC Sachse. I was Senior Pastor and hired Terry. He is extremely talented, organized and faithful, and did wonderful work with our Children's Choir, as well as the Handbell Choir. Terry helped out in myriad ways in other areas which were not technically in his area of responsibility. And, after I left and the church went through some turmoil due to difficulties with my successor, it was Terry who held things together in the interim until a new senior pastor was named. In short, he is excellent teacher, excellent musician, and a good, good man." Dr. Anna Hosemann-Butler, Senior Pastor, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church wrote at Friday, Sep. 23rd 2016
Pastor, Community United Methodist Church, Copeville, TX
"Terry was my choir director for several years. He taught me to sing with confidence, something no other prior director could do. He is also, by far, the best handbell teacher I have ever worked with, and I have played handbells with five different choirs. He is patient and encouraging. " Katie Shockley wrote at Wednesday, Sep. 21st 2016
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