One of our co-owners, Iris is a bit of a chameleon, with more than 15 years of experience in Accounting, Marketing, Management, and Public Relations. With a degree in Management, Iris loves nothing more than organizing things down to the most minute detail and filling her days meeting and understanding the needs of others. Iris is music junkie of all genres with one of the most random and schizophrenic iPod play lists you’ve ever seen.
Iris runs the Music School at Texas Amps and Axes. She absolutely loves meeting, greeting, and working with the students and families to help make the lesson experience exceptional for everyone who walks through the doors.
Jon has a BA in Music Business from DBU and has over 10 years of teaching private guitar lessons to students of all ages. He is also an accomplished performer and song composer. He and his band, Born & Raised, who have been playing locally, regionally, and even nationally for the last 8 years, are community staples in the Dallas Metal Scene. Jon has a deep love and appreciation of music that has started when he was a small child and loves nothing more than to share the power and freedom of music with others..
Along with teaching lessons, Jon runs the Texas Amps and Axes Music Shop, where you can find him working hard to provide for the musical needs of the Prosper community.
If you’ve ever been into our shop, you will have met Carlos, aka “Los,” who is our Lead Sales Associate. Carlos is not your average teacher but if you’re looking to learn how to Shred like a pro, he’s your guy! While Los does utilize theory and technique in his teaching, his approach is more geared towards freestyle/improvisation and shredding techniques. Los takes a limited number of students (intermediate+) per semester.
Along with teaching, you can find Carlos working in the shop as Lead Sales Associate as well as instrument repair tech.
Mike joined the TA&A Family in July 2018 and we are thrilled to have his expertise on hand! Mike is a UNT graduate with a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in saxophone and a minor in music education. He brings over 20 years of professional music experience as a performer, songwriter, lesson teacher, and music director. Mike adds Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute to our curriculum studies here while also offering piano to our students, and he absolutely loves to pass on his experience and passion for music to the next generation of musicians.
Along with teaching lessons, Mike works behind the scenes organizing studio projects like recitals and showcases, as well as helping with web design and communications.
Gaela Renee Hall
Studio Scheduler and Administration Assistant
Gaela Renee Hall
Gaela joined the Texas Amps and Axes family in 2020 to help with the Music School's scheduling and administration.
You'll find Gaela upstairs in the music school, where she is your primary contact for scheduling and general administration. She will be here Monday to Thursday from 3:30 - 8:30 PM and Saturdays from 12:30 -5:30 PM.