Clarinet, Sax & Flutes


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Gary Barkey retired from Dallas ISD as an elementary and middle school band director in June of 2013, having taught in DISD for 6 years. Other teaching experience includes: Liberty Christian School in Argyle (TX), assistant band director; private low brass tutor in Birdville ISD (Hurst, TX), Crowley ISD, and Azle ISD; low brass instructor and Artist in Residence at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

Mr. Barkey's current music group affiliations include: New Texas Symphony Orchestra, principal trombonist; Cathedral of Hope orchestra, principal trombonist; Buddy’s Big Band (Ft. Worth), lead trombonist; substitute trombonist with Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra.

Previous music group affiliations include: member of Jazz Monsters (Ft. Worth), North Richland Hills Symphony Orchestra, principal; staff musician at Tanner Recording Studios in Memphis, TN; military service as a U.S. Air Force bandsman.

Mr. Barkey holds both a Bachelor & Master of Music degree from the University of Iowa, and was a Doctoral candidate and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas, Denton, 1975-78.


Juan Pablo Gonzalez was born in Mexico City in 1993, and moved to the United States with his family in 2001. He began his study of music playing clarinet in the school band program in 2001. He showed prodigious talent, was principal clarinet and qualified for the Texas 5A All-region and All-State Bands every year until he graduated. He went on to continue his music studies at Texas Tech University where he studied clarinet performance under Dr. David Shea. He made quick progress and played in the University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Opera, Orchestra and the Lubbock Symphony. In 2013 He won the Rocky Ridge Young Artist Seminar international Concerto Competition. His wide interest in music led him to leave university and study piano. He made prodigious progress studying under Dr. Brian Allison, Sheila Paige and Dr. Eva Polgar, and performed in the 17th Annual Keyboard Wellness Seminar.

In 2016 He received his BM in clarinet after studying with Daryl Coad at the University of North Texas. Juan Pablo currently lives in Texas and is active as a private teacher, freelance player and recitalist. He regularly performs as a soloist in Texas and in his hometown of Mexico City.

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Why Choose Us

  • Highly-Trained and Experienced Instructors
  • Fully Equipped Studio with Pianos and Other Instruments
  • In-House Lessons (instructor will travel to clients' homes for lessons)
  • Online Classes Offered
  • Special Needs Kids Programs
  • Lessons For Adults
  • Instrument Rental Program