Daniel Taylor

Daniel is a music teacher and musician who uses his love of music to inspire others. He graduated from Lee University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications. Over the past ten years he has helped over 200 students reach their musical goals. Daniel is Music Director at Northstar School where he teaches drums and percussion.

In 2017 Daniel toured with Casey Donahew, and has shared the stage with Jason Aldean, Red Sun Rising, Trapt, Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen, and Tanya Tucker. 

Daniel is music director at Northstar and oversees their music lesson program.

Boaz Curry El

Boaz is our newest teacher to join Northstar Music. He has a Bachelors in Individualized studies, a Post Bachelors degree in Secondary Education, and has 17 years of educational experience as well as performance. Before moving to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Boaz was a band director and K-12 music teacher.

Boaz can teach instruments from every instrumental group ranging from woodwinds, brass, drums and percussion, and strings, to basic music theory, ear training, and sight reading. All of our new students have loved taking lessons with Bo and so will you!

Boaz teaches several different instruments, but his passion is the saxophone.

Svetlana Eminova

Svetlana Eminova began studying music in Moscow, Russia at the age of 5. In 2010 she studied piano and graduated with honors at the Muradeli Music School. In 2014 she graduated with honors from the Gnessin Music College. In 2019 she graduated with honors from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. 

Svetlana currently has a full scholarship to Texas Christian University where she is in the “Artist Diploma” program. She is a laureate of international competitions and actively performs as a soloist, chamber ensemble artist and accompanist. She has performed in the most famous concert halls in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, and has also performed in the US, France and England.

Svetlana has taught private lessons since 2011. We are so happy that she is a teacher at Northstar and is currently accepting new students.

Svetlana is an accomplished pianist who uses her passion to teach kids the piano.

Tim Phelan

Tim is a drummer/multi-instrumentalist with 30 years of experience playing, touring and doing session work all over the country. Having worked in studios for the last 20 years as an engineer, producer and arranger, he has a practical and unique approach to drumming. His love for music, enthusiasm and patience shine through in every lesson.

Tim loves giving lessons at Northstar. His two main instruments that he teaches are the guitar and drum set.