Jason Dupre discovered the guitar at age 13 and it instantly became his passion, practicing and studying music everyday after school. After high school he enrolled in the Recording Workshop located in Chilicothe, OH, where he completed all three courses in Audio Recording. After returning home to Houma in 2000, he started teaching guitar lessons and working at a local music store. Shortly after he joined a rock band that toured from Texas to Mississippi and recorded and engineered their album. In 2005 he and his wife Kendra started Brushworks Art & Music Academy and he has been teaching guitar full-time ever since.
Violin - Viola - Cello - Piano
Becky Plasiance started playing violin at age 8 with the Suzuki program in the LaFourche Parish schools. As soon as she saw the violin she knew that was the instrument she wanted to learn. In 1990 she continued instruction under Bonnie Le and started teaching violin lessons at her home in 1997. She has also taught at local music stores and SOLA in Houma, LA. She now teaches strings and piano full time at Brushworks and the Montissori School in Houma, LA. Since 2005 she has been a member of the South Louisiana Community Orchestra. She enjoys all typed of music but her favorite is classical. Becky feels she can express herself in music and wants her students to have the same experience.
Voice - Piano - Clarinet
Jessica Lavergne has been singing all of her life beginning as a young child humming melodies before she could speak. She started her formal music education in clarinet and voice in elementary and middle school. In high school she was in the band, participated in choir and sung in talent shows. Jessica continued in the band at Nicholls State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Education in 2014. In addition to teaching at Brushworks, she also serves on her church's worship team where she sings and plays the piano. She is happily married to her husband Gerard who also a musician and together they have an adorable cat! Jessica's other hobbies besides music include traveling, writing, dancing, reading a good book and drinking coffee.
Voice - Piano
Alyssa Gaudet showed an interest in music at a young age and began writing her own vocal music at age 9. She started private vocal lessons at age 12 before joining the high school choir where she participated in performances and competitions. She received a scholarship to Nicholls State University and is currently studying music education and participates in the opera, choir, and two jazz bands at Nicholls. Alyssa will be graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Vocal Music Education.
Acoustic Guitar - Ukulele
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Guitar - Bass - Ukulele - Brass
Roland Bennett started playing the trombone at age 9. In high school he started singing in the choir and also learned to play the guitar and piano. He graduated from Nicholls State University in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Music with a concentration in voice. While at Nicholls he worked closely with the NSU Opera and performed in Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute. As lead guitarist of the band Day Like Today, he toured and performed in 12 different states in cities from Nashville to Los Angeles. As well as teaching at Brushworks, he also works as the choir director at Morgan City High School and is the Gifted and Talented music teacher in St. Mary Parish.
Guitar - Bass - Ukulele
Austin Ledet began playing guitar at age 12 and is a former Brushworks student. He studied under owner and guitar instructor, Jason Dupre, for 7 years. During his time as a student, he was dedicated to learning his instrument and participated in many recitals and ensemble performances. In 2015 he started teaching guitar, bass and ukulele at Brushworks. His favorite styles of music are classic rock, metal, punk and grunge.
Drums - Percussion
Sam has been playing drums for over 30 years. Sam LeCompte was born into a musical family, he and all of his siblings play a musical instrument. After studying music at Nicholls State University, he began teaching as the percussion specialist for the Lafourche Parish Schools. Sam has played drums professionally in numerous bands for over 20 years and enjoys sharing his expertise in drumming and percussion with his students at Brushworks.