Meet our Teachers
Best Teachers Ever
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. 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, build their self-esteem and "Discover the Arts!"
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.
Director of Development / Acting / Voice / Piano / Asst. Artistic Director
Megan Mock is a Virginia native and moved to Texas after receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University- the #1 Public Arts School in the country at the time. She has been a part of the MPM family the last few years and is currently the Director of Development for MPM Conservatory & Assistant Artistic Director for MPM Studio Theater- our sister company. She began her love for performing at the age of four through dance where she received training in Germany and the United States in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, and other specialized dance forms. In addition to attending a fine arts high school, Megan furthered her training in classical singing, musical theatre, acting, and continued studying in college. Megan continues performing in independent films and around the DFW area with multiple theatres. In her fourth year at MPM, she loves being a part of the MPM family and loves inspiring and teaching her students!
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.
Mr. Olsen was born and raised in Northern Utah where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Pedagogy and Music Education from Utah State University. Mr. Olsen ran the guitar program at Cram Middle School in Las Vegas for several years. While under his direction, The Cram Guitar Ensemble grew to be one of the largest and most successful middle school guitar programs in the state of Nevada with over 300 students enrolled in the program each year! His ensemble received Superior ratings in multiple festivals and competitions; played for many Nevada leaders, lawmakers, and public officials; was featured on local TV and in local newspapers, performed for the NMEA state convention several times, and won $5,000 in the “Notes to Grow” competition. Mr. Olsen was awarded “Teacher of the Year” for his work with the ensemble. After 15 years directing the Cram Guitar Ensemble, Mr. Olsen moved to Fort Worth and, in addition to teaching at MPM Conservatory (Music Place Mansfield), he is currently the Director of Education for the non-profit group Guitar Fort Worth. In his third year at MPM, Mr. Olsen brings a wealth of experience to his students and his love for teaching, music, and the guitar! Teaching everything from classical to rock, beginning to advanced, his knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm inspire students of all ages. Ask any of his students and they will tell you, “Mr. Olsen knows how to ROCK!!!”
Drums / Piano
Ms. Amber is a drummer/percussionist, producer, and song writer who also plays piano and guitar. Her love of music began at the age of 4. By age 10 she was playing for her church as well as playing in her own band. Amber attended Berklee College of Music. During her education, she performed at the Latin Grammy Awards with Alejandro Sanz. Her band performs throughout the U.S., most recently performing at the House of Blues, and will soon release their second LP. In her fourth year at MPM, Ms. Amber loves sharing her passion for music with her students and they love her! Her devotion to the art of music is contagious and inspiring!
Mr. George Donaldson is an actor, director, acting coach and educator with over 15 successful years of experience, and one of the newest members of the MPM family! George holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s degree in Directing at Oklahoma State University. George was the former Associate Artistic Director (Jubilee Theatre-Fort Worth, TX), Theatre teacher and Fine Arts Chair from Fort Worth ISD. In addition to teaching at MPM, he is an acting coach, and a traveling guest artist for numerous universities and acting camps for kids. He has directed as well as performed in several productions, which includes theatre and in film. He will soon celebrate his first year at MPM. He loves working with his students and watching them grow and learn who they are as both actors and individuals.
Voice / Piano
Mr. Vehon, known as Mr. V, has been playing piano since he was 8 years old and studied piano performance at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. He has been teaching piano and voice for over 35 years to all levels of students. Mr. V. retired after the 2019 school year from teaching high school choir for 22 years, where his choirs won numerous awards. He also, sings with the world-renowned barbershop chorus the Vocal Majority, as well as the Silver Serenaders of Texas. Our newest teacher, Mr. V. will soon celebrate his first full year. He loves teaching at MPM and watching his voice and piano students build confidence and self-esteem as they discover and grow their talents. Helping students reach their full protentional, he takes pride in their accomplishments while encouraging them to be the very best they can be.
Ms. Jocelyn has been playing piano since she was 5 years old. In addition to piano, she is an advanced violinist. She was a student of Mrs. Bishop's at MPM until graduating high school. She interned her last two years in high school and is now in her second year of teaching. She attends college locally and is majoring in Music Education. She loves sharing her joy for music with her students and watching them learn and grow. They love how kind and caring Ms. Jocelyn is, how much fun they have during class, and are excited for their lessons every week!
Guitar / Ukulele / Piano
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 third year of teaching. Her students love her positivity and encouraging personality!
Theatre / Musical Theatre
Ms. Alex is a vocalist and actor who loves musical theatre! A high school Senior at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, she knew from an early age she was meant for the stage. She has taken voice and acting at MPM since she was 8 years old and performed in a multitude of musicals. She has volunteered during summer camps for the past 5 years and is a natural working with children. She loves watching them discover their imagination and learn to express themselves through theatre. Inspired by Ms. Megan and Ms. Lexie, next year she will be attending college to become a theatre teacher!