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Meet our Teachers

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The teachers at MPM Conservatory (Music Place Mansfield) are talented, educated, and most importantly, inspirational. Our teachers' experience gives them the ability to pass on their love of music, acting, and the Performing Arts in a positive, uplifting, and encouraging way. They understand musicality, stage presence and the art of the performance. In our 14th year, our goal at MPM is to share our love of the Performing Arts with others and to help all of our students, both young and old, "Discover The Arts."

Owner / President / Artistic Director

Alice Bishop has taught piano for over 40 years. In addition to teaching piano, she produces and directs local theater, is an author, host, and speaker. Through her experience, she has refined her own strategies and techniques leading to the curriculum that is now taught at MPM Conservatory, Bishop Method Piano Fun. Her philosophy, “It has to be fun!” is the cornerstone for all of the lessons taught at MPM. Students of MPM Conservatory (Music Place Mansfield) not only continue in their lessons year after year, but many go on to play and perform throughout their lives. Some enjoy careers in the performing arts, while others simply enjoy the gift of playing and sharing their talents. Running the studio may keep her busy, but Mrs. Bishop always has time for our students. Her goal is to provide a fun, welcoming, and inspirational environment where students can grow their gifts and talents, while building their self-esteem and confidence.

Studio Manager / Director of Theatre Education/ Adv. Acting 

Lexie Conner is an actress and singer who has been performing most of her life. A native of Indiana, she graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Theatre Education. She is in her 5th year at MPM. She loves working with kids and teens to build their love and appreciation of theatre. As a performer, a few of her favorite plays include Table Manners (Annie), Alone Together (Janie), & One Slight Hitch (Melanie).  As the studio manager, Lexie wants customers to feel like they’re part of our MPM Family, and wants them to have a great experience from start to finish. Lexie also enjoys directing and loves being able to work with her fellow theatre teachers to put on the amazing shows they do here at MPM Conservatory.  Lexie loves teaching her students and helping them discover the endless possibilities of who they are and who they can become. 

Piano

Mrs. Finch has been teaching at MPM for over eight years. She is a graduate of University of Texas at Arlington where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy. She has been actively involved in church music ministry as a pianist, organist and accompanist for over 30 years and continues to perform weekly. Her patience and calm personality are well appreciated by her students. Students of all ages adore her and her kind, encouraging way of teaching. She enjoys watching her students’ progress year after year. It’s clear to all those around her, that she truly loves teaching piano and takes pride in the accomplishments of her students.

Acting / Voice / Piano

Mr. David Kemp is an experienced music educator and theatre producer. He received a BFA from Cameron University where he majored in Vocal Performance and minored in Piano. He then attended the University of New Orleans where he received an MFA in Drama and Communication with a double major in Scenic Design and Costume. Two years later, he received his Masters of Music in Vocal Performance with a minor in Choral Conducting and Composition from Southeastern Louisiana University. Mr. David has performed many leading musical theatre roles, has designed both operas and musical theatre productions, and was even hired by Japan National Broadcasting to costume the movie ‘Limelighter.’ Mr. David Kemp is an enthusiastic teacher who strives to foster a positive learning environment for all his students. He loves the creativity and passion his music and theatre students bring to their lessons.

Beginning to Advanced Piano / Organ / Accordion 

Ms. Patricia Fointno is a composer, musician, performer, author and teacher. Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, she has studied piano since a little girl.  She possesses extensive abilities in piano performance and conducting and has served as Music Director at several churches around the country, including Chicago, Georgia and Washington, D.C. She possesses a Master of Arts in Music with a concentration in composition from St. Joseph’s College – Rensselaer, Indiana and continuing studies in Collaborative Piano with Dr. John Egan.  She also took two years of jazz piano classes at Roosevelt University – Chicago. She is organist with Smith Chapel, AME – Dallas.  Patricia feels honored to be a part of the MPM Music Staff. She believes it is important to continually hone your craft and create avenues so that future generations understand and appreciate music traditions.

Piano / Guitar / Bass Guitar 

Ms. Jenni has loved music her entire life. She is very talented and plays multiple instruments including piano, guitar, ukulele, violin and voice, in addition to writing her own songs. She frequently performs at church and around the Mansfield area, including many city functions. She is attending UTA for music education, and continues her studies in voice, guitar, and piano. She interned at MPM for several years and is now in her fourth year of teaching. Her students love her positivity and encouraging personality! 

Guitar /  Piano 

Mr. Ronin began playing the guitar at the age of 10 and piano quickly followed. In addition to guitar and piano, he loves songwriting, music theory, and jazz. When he is not teaching at MPM, Mr. Ronin attends Navarro College. He is involved in multiple music projects and enjoys assisting fellow musicians in advanced music theory concepts.  His positive outlook and enthusiasm for music inspires and encourages his students at every lesson.

Drums / Guitar

Mr. Ric Hobscheid is a Chicago native who moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1993 after graduating from Fresno State University. Ric has enjoyed playing drums since he was a young boy, and has performed in various weddings as well as rock and roll and country western bands since arriving in Texas. Mr. Ric thrives on creating a spark of interest for drumming in young people and adults alike. In addition to playing drums, Mr. Ric plays guitar and is a vocalist. He continues to perform, spending his days performing in retirement communities, nursing and rehabilitation centers, and assisted living facilities across the DFW metroplex. He is also a Praise and Worship drummer for his church in Euless, Texas. Ric looks forward to inspiring his drum students to bring life to their favorite songs while growing their talents at MPM.

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