April Payne Jr graduated from Texas A&M University- Commerce with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2005. She spent two years teaching K-5 music in Greenville ISD before making the move to Garland ISD in 2008. At Abbett Elementary in Garland, she taught K-5 music classes, co-directed the 4th and 5th grade choirs, and began an after-school ukulele club. She completed her certification in Orff-Schulwerk in 2011 and also earned a Master’s Degree in Music with an emphasis in Elementary Education in 2015. In 2017, April left the classroom to work full time as the Worship Coordinator for Northwest Bible Church.
When she’s not working, April enjoys spending time with her husband, Seth, and their very fluffy puppy, Charlie Brown.