Gina’s love affair with the piano started in 3rd Grade in Springtown, Texas. She always had an affinity for playing and practicing. And she loved to share the stories of her early lessons about how God provided a piano for them, despite difficult financial times. Her mother always believed in the importance of lessons for her. She loved to remind herself and others how God would provide money for lessons even when it didn’t make sense when you looked at the budget each month.
Gina was blessed with a Renaissance man for a Dad. He taught AP classes, was a successful football coach, and enjoyed going to see musicals with her. This relationship influences her still to this day as evidenced by her enjoyment of going to football and basketball games, excelling in her teaching career, as well as attending musical performances. She is a rabid University of Houston Cougars fan!!!
Music in general, and piano specifically, appealed to her love of studying and learning. As a shy student, music also gave her an outlet and a voice. Gina took piano lessons throughout school. Eventually, attending the University of Houston to study music... Go Coogs!
Gina graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. After graduating, she met her future husband, Tray, at a Southcliff Baptist singles western dance. They have been married 28 years.
Mrs. Yant began her music and piano teaching career and also her accompanying career at Lake Country Christian School in Fort Worth, Texas. This year marks her 21st year at Lake Country (LCCS). Both of her children attended and graduated from LCCS. It has been a blessing to work at such an outstanding school and do what God has been equipping her to do all her life!
Mrs. Yant's love of learning and teaching inspired her to get her Master’s in Music Education three years ago through Tarleton State University.
Mrs. Yant holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music (2000)
from the University of Houston and a Master's of Music Education
(2019) from Tarleton State University.