Shelby Hendryx

Voice & Piano Instructor – Southlake Studio

Shelby Hendryx, native of Cedar Rapids, IA, began her musical career at an early age, performing with church choirs and talent shows. She began pursuing formal voice lessons at age eleven, continuing her performances in school-sponsored events, as a child chorus member of Cedar Rapids Opera Theater and in community musical performances. She received a Bachelor’s of Music in 2012 from Simpson College, Indianola, IA, where she was an integral member of the opera, private voice and choral departments. In 2012, Shelby began her Master’s of Music at UNT, studying pedagogy with Dr.Stephen F. Austin, a nationally-known voice pedagogue and voice scientist. Shelby has had principal performances with UNT Opera, Dallas Opera Outreach and chorus performances with Fort Worth Opera. She endeavors to use her performance and academic pedagogical background to impart healthful singing and interpretive performance techniques to her students.


The Little MusicMaker program is wonderful!  I have attended a class myself to see what goes on and the teachers are great with the children. They teach them about music in a way that they do not even realize they are learning.  Very much on the student’s level!!  Great job!

Director, Primrose School

We often talk about Little Musicmaker and what she’s doing in class each week. She tells us about the instruments and songs she has learned in class and sings them for us — especially in the bathtub! She makes up songs at home and friends have commented on her pitch. She has a mini electric piano and a drum set at home and plays them daily.  She and her dad enjoy performing together in their band.  I think your program is wonderful and I appreciate your dedication and the work you are doing to inspire my daughter and other children.

Mother of 3 year old student

I want to thank you for the wonderful job you are doing with my son!!  Since Peyton really loves to sing and play musical instruments, I want to encourage him and help him in any way I can.

Father of 4 year old student

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