Voice

Mrs. Kelly Bishop
Kelly Bishop
Voice @ LCCS |  Master Teacher

Mrs. Bishop is a newly retired choral director (Oklahoma and Texas) and currently teaches private voice and piano. In her 29 years of experience as choral director, her choir members placed in all state, all region, and all district choirs. Her choirs consistently made sweepstakes at UIL with soloists and ensembles regularly advancing to state. Several of her soloists are in the UIL Book of Champions.

Mrs. Bishop has had several students graduate to become music educators. She was elected by her teaching peers as “Teacher of the Year” in Boswell, Oklahoma. Mrs. Bishop has produced many musicals over the year including The Sound of Music, Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Grease to name a few.

Mrs. Bishop studied with the late Pablo Pedraza and Dr. Walter Britt, as well as Grant Williams (at NTSU). Mrs. Bishop currently sings with The Singing Women of Texas. Previously, she was a member of The Singing Churchwomen of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Shakespearean Theater.  Her vocal talents have earned numerous lead roles in professional, community and university musical and opera roles such as Maria in The Sound of Music, Maria in West Side Story, title in Madame Butterfly, Mimi in La Boheme, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute and Alice Ford in Falstaff as well as other roles.

Kelly Bishop is married to John and they have two children and two grandchildren. She is excited to work with students as they learn about their voice and begin their piano studies as well as prepare for contests, auditions, and develop confidence in their skills. When she is not teaching music she enjoys spending time with her husband John and her children Matt and Pricilla, and Jessica and her grandchildren.

Mrs. Bishop holds a Bachelor's in Vocal Music (1984) from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a Masters in Music Education (1990) and is a member of TMEA, TCDA, TPSMEA, and NATS.
Ms. Tayloir Pace
Tayloir Pace
Voice, Piano, Guitar, Songwriting @ GFCS

Born and raised in the DFW area, Tayloir spent most of her childhood at the dance studio. By age 5, she was already a member of the competitive dance company. She had a gift for rhythm and musicality and benefited from a strong work ethic.

In college, she studied musical theatre which focused on voice, acting and dance. She was also able to participate in student directing projects as well as student choreography showcases. After college, she worked as an actress and choreographer at regional theaters across the country. Her most notable experiences included: Seussical: The Musical as Sour Kangaroo, Lend Me a Tenor as Diana, Cabaret as Texas, and A Chorus Line as Diana Morales (and at a second theater as Maggie Winslow).

Tayloir moved to New York City in 2013 and ended up working in the Broadway industry at the media giant Broadway.com for five years (specifically for their educational program Broadway Classroom). Her job included the privilege of learning from current Broadway artists in master classes, as well as getting to attend a bunch of Broadway shows!

Tayloir is passionate about the art of music and storytelling and the influence it can have on society. She is a singer/songwriter, musician, dancer, choreographer and worship leader. She has come to realize that each individual has a unique story to tell that has the power to help others. Tayloir is honored to walk alongside each student and to help them reach the full potential God has planned for them!

Ms. Pace holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Southeast Missouri State University (2012).

Check out Tayloir's YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/@FindingGodThroughSong