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
Halston began and developed his study of guitar at age 8 at KD Music & Arts with jazz great Clayton Dyess. A graduate of Katy ISD and the Art Institute of Houston, Halston has performed solo and toured nationally with multiple groups in various genres. He is a working guitarist in Houston, Texas and continues his love of music teaching the guitar and bass at Piano Vibes!
Jasmine attended Minisink Valley Central School District and is currently studying at The Crane School of Music for her B.A in Music Ed with a concentration in Special Ed. Jasmine is currently a member of SUNY Potsdam’s all female A Capella group, A Sharp Arrangement, and was the President of the group for the Fall 2019 semester. Jazzy specializes in Classical, Pop, Jazz and Musical Theater and is trained to teach students K-12. She has a passion for helping young students discover and explore their own unique musical styles.
Austin Thomas attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts. During this time he was selected to perform with different national organizations such as Grammy Jazz Band & Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. He 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.
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.
Jonas McClain Jr.
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"