HPU Pre-College Music and Art Program

About the program

The HPU Music and Art Program, presented by HPU’s School of Music and Fine Arts, serves Brownwood and the surrounding communities by offering music and art lessons to children and adults.  Instructors in the program include the HPU music and art faculty, experienced area teachers and student teachers.

Read on to learn more about the instructors in the HPU Pre-College Music Program or use the links above to register for the program and view pricing. 

Diane Owens

Diane Owens M.Ed., Pre-College Music and Art Program Director, Advanced Master Teacher of Piano

Mrs. Owens holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of North Texas and a Masters of Education degree from Texas A&M Commerce. She and her husband Ron live in Gouldbusk, Texas with their “child”, a French Brittany Spaniel, named Maisie May.


Brian Blanchard

Brian Blanchard, B.M., Master Teacher of Piano

Mr. Blanchard graduated from Howard Payne in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Music in Piano-Emphasis in Pedagogy degree. He came to HPU in 2017 from Rockdale, Texas and now calls Brownwood home.


Celeste Church, D.M.A, Advanced Master Teacher of Voice, Assistant VP for Academic Affairs

Dr. Church holds a Master of Church Music degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Texas Tech University.  She and her husband Dr. Gregory Church live in Brownwood, Texas. They have two grown daughters attending Baylor University.

Laurel Glass

Laurel Glass, Associate Teacher of Percussion

Laurel is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at HPU. She is a senior  from Brownwood.

Stephen Goacher

Stephen Goacher, M.M., Professor of Music, Advanced Master Teacher of Woodwinds

Mr. Goacher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and Master of Music degree from Texas Christian University. He teaches Jazz Studies and is the director of the HPU Jazz Ensemble. He and his wife Doris live in Early, Texas.

Carolyn Hammock

Carolyn Hammock, Master Teacher of Piano

Ms. Hammock holds an Associate of Science in Optometric Technology from Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California and has 30 years of experience teaching music in a private school environment and in her piano studio. She has recently moved to the Brownwood/Early area from Southern California to live closer to her son Matt.


Chase Pittman

Chase Pittman, Associate Teacher of Guitar

Chase is pursuing a Bachelor of Business in Accounting degree and a music minor. He is a senior from Trophy Club, TX.

Rishona Raub

Rishona Raub, Associate Teacher of Piano

Rishona is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication degree and a music minor. She is a senior from Celina, TX.

Jennifer Reeves

Jennifer Reeves, M.M

Mrs. Reeves holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Southwest Texas State University and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Baylor University.  She is the Choir Director at Brownwood High School and also assists with the Brownwood Middle School choir.  Jennifer and her husband Brad have two children, a daughter, Braylee and son, Logan.  In her free time, Mrs. Reeves enjoys performing at the Brownwood Lyric Theatre.

Cameron White

Cameron White, Associate Teacher of Percussion

Cameron is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree at HPU. He is a senior from Seguin, Texas.

Dr. Elizabeth Wallace

Elizabeth Wallace, Ph.D., Advanced Master Teacher of Piano

Dr. Wallace holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Howard Payne University, a Masters of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. She and her husband Alan are both retired and live in Brownwood, Texas. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

Sally Davis

Sally Davis, MA Ed., Advanced Master Teacher of Art

Mrs. Davis holds a Bachelor of Art in Art Education from Marymount College in Kansas, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Fort Hays State University and a Masters of Art Education from Texas Tech University. This fall will mark Mrs. Davis’s 38th year of teaching art to all levels from Pre-K to grade 12, to undergraduate courses in various colleges in Kansas and Texas. She and her husband Matthew live in Early, Texas. They have two daughters, one granddaughter and a grandson on the way.