We have an outstanding faculty who have many years of experience in teaching and performance.

Brett Bachus
Piano, Harpsichord, Violin, Viola, Cello, Music Theory

Brett Bachus, LLCM, LTCL, ALCM, DipLCM, ALCM(TD) founder of Bachus Conservatory, is a nationally acclaimed concert pianist and cellist. A versatile, dynamic, and sensitive virtuoso, he has performed in solo and chamber recitals, choral works, and has been a guest artist with orchestras. Appearing on radio and television, Mr. Bachus is known for his mastery of the keyboard with an extensive repertoire list.

Mr. Bachus is a Master Teacher who has been teaching children and adults since 1979. He was a cellist in the Scottsdale Symphony. He co-founded The Four Seasons Chamber Orchestra, and founded the Phoenix Valley Chamber Symphony and served as President on both boards of directors. Mr. Bachus is active as a solo performer and frequently accompanies local musicians for recitals and charitable events.

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Brett Bachus plays Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in d minor Op. 30 Listen

Cathie Sheridan
Vocal Training, Musical Theatre, Disney Songs, Arias, Art Songs, Children's Songs

CATHIE SHERIDAN is an award-winning Austin singer, actor, dancer, music director, and choreographer. Over her 40-year career, Ms. Sheridan has created a wide variety of leading ladies in both professional and community theatre productions such as Sister Act (Mother Superior), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Urinetown (Pennywise), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza/Dulcinea), Cats (Grisabella), Steel Magnolias (M'Lynn Eatenton), Death and the Maiden (Paulina Salas), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), Sweeney Todd (The Beggar Woman), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Nunsense (Sister Mary Hubert), Forbidden Broadway (20+ celebrities), All Shook Up (Matilda Hyde), and Into The Woods (Witch and The Baker's Wife).

In 2014, she blew the roof off the Dougherty Arts Center as Margaret White in Austin Theatre Project's production of Carrie the Musical, earning her the Best Featured Actress in a Musical award from both Broadway World Austin AND Central Texas Excellence in Theatre.

She's been fortunate to share Austin stages with Broadway veterans, Rebecca Luker, Jim Watson, Patrick Cassidy, Ruth Williamson, John Leslie Wolfe, and others, as well as understudying Stephanie J. Block as Nancy in Oliver!

Ms. Sheridan also ventured into the Cabaret world with her own one woman show, Songs from the BoX, and as one half of the duo team: Not Your Mother's Cabaret. She also serves as a host for Curtain Call, Austin's only Musical Theatre Open Mic in which she works with her dear friend, Brett Bachus. When not teaching or performing, she enjoys spending time with her # 1 fan, her Akita Shepherd, Chief!

Dan Syvret
Percussion, Music Theory

Dan Syvret earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Ithaca College. He earned his Master of Music Performance for the University of Texas at Austin and is now pursueing a Doctorate in Musical Arts.

Mr. Syvret is a private percussion instructor and chamber music coach, specializingin solo persussion, percussion ensemble, mixed ensemble, and steel pan ensemble. He enjoys encouraging students in the diverse world of percussion and helping them to achieve future success in music.