T. Ringgold Academy of Arts

T. Ringgold Academy of Arts is a full service performing arts academy in Harker Heights, Texas. We offer Private Voice, Piano, Public Speaking, and Acting Lessons to clients of all age ranges and skill levels! Set up your FREE CONSULTATION.


We offer virtual instruction and can service globally.

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Meet The Team


Bilingual Drum Teacher

Coach Emanuel

Hello everyone! My name is Emanuel Ramirez, I am 24 years old, and have been playing drums for nearly 13 years. I am extremely excited to be able to work with each and every one of you, as your very own personal drum instructor. No matter what level your drumming is currently at, I know that together we can make strides to help you achieve your goals and grow your confidence behind the drum set to be to enjoy playing your favorite songs, or go in whatever direction your bright future has in store for you. Let's get to work! 


Acting and Public Speaking Coach

Coach Kaylynn

Kaylynn Wilkerson is a Killeen  Texas native who is experienced in acting and directing, both theater and film. She obtains her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Sam Houston State University, and has expanded her learning to New York and Los Angeles at the American Academy of Dramatic aArts. She is a represented  actress at Pastorini-Bosby talent agency located in Houston Texas.


Coach Jerald

Piano Teacher

Jerald is a young musician with years of musical experience. He started playing the piano as a young boy and started taking classical lessons himself. He started playing the trombone in 6th grade and played all the way through high school. He studied music theory with the International Bachelorette Program in high school and in courses at the University of Alabama. He now is a producer for his own music and is a dedicated piano and trombone instructor at the T. Ringgold Academy.

Coach Mariah

Music / Voice Teacher

Mariah Tinkshell is an up and coming artist with a goal and drive to impact the youth. She hails from Killeen,TX and studies at Temple College. Singing and songwriting are a few of her many passions. She's also the music teacher for Tap Tap Arts School. 


Coach Tammy

Executive Assistant / Voice Coach

Tammara Champion is a singer/ songwriter, actress, author, and entrepreneur. She is known for her passion for the arts, business prowess and, financial planning savvy . Tammara is excited to join the TRAA Team.