Starz Music Academy


Amaya Brooks

Voice/ Piano

Amaya has grown up in Bluefield, WV, her entire life and loves this area. Her love for music began when she was very young. She started performing at 15, and is now a 22 year old college student with a major in Music at Bluefield University.

Amaya is part of the Bluefield University Choir, as well as one of the worship leaders for their chapel services every Wednesday. She has had the honor of performing at Universal Studios Orlando FL, BB King’s, and several schools along the East Coast.

Amaya enjoys teaching others to sing and giving the gift of music. “The process of watching someone grow into their gifts and really shine is what makes everything worth it. Being able to provide a person with the tools to find their own voice and empower them to pursue their dreams, no matter what that may be, is such a humbling and beautiful experience.”

Wednesdays Only. Contact Amaya to Schedule your Lessons today!



Kyla Meadows


Kyla is a first year student at The Institute for American Musical Theatre in NYC. She received a $60,000.00 Scholarship to study at the prestigious school. She has loved to sing and dance since a very young age. She started dance lessons at the age of three. From 6th through 11th grade she studied voice, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, pointe, musical theatre, acting, ballroom dancing and piano with Lisa Colombo at Lisa’s School of Music, Dance & Design (Summers County, WV). She then advanced to studying at STARZ – and has been a member of the STARZ Competition Team, STARZ en Pointe & STARZ Production Company since the spring of 2020.

Kyla attended the three week intensive BROADWAY BOOT CAMP at IAMT in New York City during the summer of 2021. She also attended JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL'S PRE-PROFESSIONAL JAZZ & CONTEMPORARY INTENSIVE in NYC during summer of 2021.

Kyla placed second at HINTON’S GOT TALENT in 2018 (vocal & tap dance selection) and won the “PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD” at HINTON’S GOT TALENT in 2020. She was a guest performer at The United Way’s “DANCING WITH THE STARS” event in 2019, and also performed at “WONDERLAND OF TREES” (2019) – sponsored by The United Way.

Kyla has competed at Showstopper Dance Championships & Southeast Showdown Competition (2020/2021). She has also studied with Artists Simply Human in Greenville, SC.

Kyla has taken master classes at STARZ from guest artists - including Mark Sampson, Olivia Cece, Cassy Surianello, Victor Smalley & Tessa Hogge. She also attended Ballet Boot Camp at Beckley Dance Theatre School.

Kyla’s voice is heard in dance studios and recitals all around the world, as a featured vocalist for BEAUTY OF DANCE: MUSIC FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCE INSTRUCTION.

Kyla loves to share her knowledge of voice and dance with young students.

Contact Kyla to schedule your Zoom Lessons today!



Makenzie Phipps

Voice/ Piano

A small-town girl raised in beautiful southwest Virginia, Miss Makenzie Phipps has been making her way around the music scene for quite some time now. Growing up, Makenzie began performing at a young age. From singing the National Anthem at local sporting events to now paving her own way in country music. From playing fairs, festivals, and honky-tonks, to now professionally recording her own music as a Nashville recording artist Makenzie is spreading her love for music everywhere she goes. Makenzie began taking piano lessons at the age of 10 and by the age of 14 she was performing for others. Makenzie was given “Future Star of Tomorrow” at the 2016 North America Country Music Association International Awards and has now won two Josie Music Awards. Her music has now been heard around the world with the help of her combined 45,000 social media followers. Makenzie has been very blessed for all of the opportunities she’s been given at such a young age. In June she was given the opportunity to perform on the Grand Ole Opry Stage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Sunday Morning Country”. Not only that, but her new country single, “Drag”, premiered on While working full time as a musician she continued her academics and just graduated from Southwest Virginia Community College with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies Music. Makenzie is looking to teach kids the beauty in music. “I want to show young and aspiring artists in the world what music is all about. I feel a life without music is an incomplete one. Come start your musical journey with me!”

Contact Makenzie to schedule your lessons today!



Beri Bishop

Voice/ Guitar

Beri Bishop is from Fairfax, Virginia and has been interested in music since she was a kid. She began guitar lessons at twelve years old and joined her school choir that same year. In high school, Beri sang in two of the top choir ensembles: Select Women's Ensemble and Select Vocal Ensemble. She was also awarded a scholarship in high school that recognizes promising students who are pursuing music in college.While at Bluefield University, Beri’s focus instrument was voice, and she participated in two college ensembles: Variations and Praise Singers. Twice a week, Beri led worship for Chapel and Elevate services.Beri is excited to help students get involved with music and develop several new skills. She hopes to show students how music can serve as an outlet for stress and be a rewarding hobby to pick up. Beri wants to help her students take their talent to the next level and grow their self confidence.

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Lily Comer

Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele

Lily Comer is a 20 year old junior at Bluefield University. She is majoring in music education. Lily is originally from Welch, WV but grew up in Bluefield, VA. Lily started performing at the age of 14. She won several local talent competitions. People were amazed at this young girl with the big voice. Lily was the lead In her high school musical, “The Little Mermaid Jr,” playing the part of Ariel. She has also performed in musicals at Bluefield University and participates in the choir there.

In 2020, she won a National Talent competition, “My Pigeon Forge Path to Fame.” And as in the words of her voice coach , Alandra Blume, “This is an organization of merit, where Lily was selected based on her talents, efforts, and aptitude by music producers and professionals out of Nashville.” Lily also came in second to a contestant from “The Voice”, winning a spot to perform at Blake Shelton’s “Ole Red” restaurant in Gatlinburg, TN. She has also been invited to perform at Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge, was noticed by a talent agent from Dollywood and was asked to perform In Dollywood last summer. Lily has never had a promotional agency to help her; she just works hard to perfect her talent and chases her dreams.

Lily loves performing but what she loves even more is teaching. “I truly love seeing my students on stage singing or playing the guitar or piano. I watch their faces and the pride in their parents’ faces, and my heart is full. When I was really young I took dance at STARZ, so I’m excited that this has come full circle! There is no greater feeling than giving someone the gift of music. Music is my passion. Music is my dream.”


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