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Founder and Pianist

 Achille attended Goose Creek Memorial High School where he ran track and received various academic awards. After graduating as Valedictorian he attended Texas A&M University and studied Biology before changing his major to Music. Since graduating he has taught at several music schools before opening Piano Vibes. He manages and owns several other business, but has a special passion for educating the new generation.

"Music teaches skills that translate seamlessly into all facets of life

Achille Javois

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Austin Thomas

Piano & Guitar Instructor

Austin attended the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate degree in music and while there, performed internationally at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Austin was offered an Assistant Instructor position at Indiana University where he would complete his Masters degree in Jazz Studies. He is passionate about using music as a means of expression and ultimately teaches empathy through understanding and listening of one another.

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Kay Asharri

Development Director

Kay has her degree in Early Childhood development and will be opening her own school in August 2020. Music being a passion of hers, she is a perfect partner for our company. We value innovation and creativity and a fun learning experience for all our students.

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Jonas McClain Jr.

Piano, Woodwind, and Brass Instructor

Jonas is a saxophonist with more than 20 years of experience in Classical, Gospel, Pop, RnB and Jazz. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Prairie View A&M University, he has worked as an assistant band director for HISD and AISD teaching kids between 5th-12th grade. He is a fine addition to our staff, and we are excited to add these new instruments.

 

"Music is a world within itself, language we all understand"

Stevie Wonder

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Chris Jor

Voice Instructor and Coach 

Chris (Xriss) is a Lebanese-American singer/songwriter, entertainer and activist. While her raw talent for singing was undeniable at the young age of 5, it wasn’t until 16 that she started to share her passion outside of her parent’s living room. With her powerhouse vocals and captivating stage presence, she quickly built a name for herself on a national then international stage.

 

Her first full EP in due for release in mid-2022 via Abu Dhabi music publisher and label PopArabia and their U.S.-based partner Reservoir.