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 Perry 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.
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 / Musical Theatre
Ms. Darina is a DFW performer and has been involved in theatre arts since she was seven. Some of her favorite roles include Karen the Computer in SpongeBob the Musical, Anne Sullivan in Miracle Worker, Bird Girl #2 in Seussical, and Morticia in MPM’s Addams Family! She is currently attending UTA for her BA in Theatre Arts. Darina has always been passionate about instilling a love of theatre in younger generations. She has volunteered and stage managed multiple productions at MPM Conservatory in the past and is excited to now be teaching! Darina believes that theatre is the one hobby where everyone can feel like they belong.
Piano / Guitar / Bass Guitar / Voice / Ukulele
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!
Piano / Guitar / Bass Guitar
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 a highly requested session musician on piano, guitar, and bass guitar in the DFW area. In addition, 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.
Piano / Acting
Ms. Jenna (student teacher) has been a student at MPM for over 10 years. An advanced pianist, vocalist, and actor, she has been volunteering and training for the past 3 years. Ms. Jenna loves to pass on her love of music and theatre to her students. Her great energy and passion for the arts encourages her students to work hard while remembering to have fun! As Ms. Jenna continues to grow as a musician, she passes on her knowledge to her students and provide the excellent quality of lessons that we offer at MPM.
Mr. Nate (student teacher) has been a student at MPM Conservatory for over 10 years. An advanced pianist, composer, vocalist, and actor, he loves the performing arts. In addition, he loves graphic design and has qualified for nationals the past two years. He loves teaching piano and sharing his enthusiasm with his students His high energy keeps lessons fun and inspiring!