Piano

KAREN (MIN KYUNG) KIM

Min Kyung Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is a current doctoral candidate student in piano performance with Joseph Banowetz and is studying music & medicine as her related field with Dr. Kris Chesky at the University of North Texas.

She started to play the piano at the age of seven and studied piano at Kay Won Arts High School with Kichoung Lee. Min Kyung completed a Bachelor's degree in piano performance with Jung Kyu Kim at Myongji University in South Korea and then earned a Master's degree in piano performance with Joseph Banowetz and did her instrument collaborative work with Dr. Steven Harlos as her related field at the University of North Texas in 2011.

She has won a number of piano competitions including those held by Music Education News Competition, the Korea Philharmonic Orchestra Competition and the Ye Won University Competition in South Korea. She was recognized as an outstanding student in piano performance while at Myongji University and received the outstanding role model scholarship in 2005. Throughout her graduate studies, she has been the recipient of the James T. Rhea Scholarship, College of Music/USC Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarships and the Raupe Grant. As a piano teacher, she has taught students for over 10 years in Seoul, South Korea and the Dallas area. She also earned a Piano Adventure Certificate in South Korea in 2006.

ANDRE ECHEVERRIA

Andre Echeverria was born and raised in Guatemala and influenced with music at an early age, he started giving piano lessons to children, ages, 4 to 14. At the age of 19, Andre began teaching ESL classes at IGA, a government-backed institute for English learning. He taught young people as well as adults there for one year. He then started teaching ESL classes at a Korean academy, preparing students for their entrance exams in English-speaking schools. In 2010, Andre moved to the U.S. to pursue a career in music. While studying at college, he taught private lessons.

Andre graduated from UT Arlington where he successfully completed his Bachelor’s Degree with a 4.0 in Music Composition under Dr. George Chave, and Audio Engineering under Micah Hayes. He plans to further his studies by pursuing a Master's Degree in Film Scoring. Now, thanks to his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and Audio Engineering, he has a wider and deeper knowledge of music, which enables him to share with his students. Andre teaches piano, voice, guitar, and drum lessons.

JUAN PABLO GONZALEZ

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.

Bok JeGal

Bok (Yena) JeGal, native to South Korea, started playing piano at the age of five. Ms. Yena earned her Bachelor's Degree of Music at Se-Jong University in Seoul, Korea. She has won several competitions throughout her music career, such as the Se-Jong University Orchestra competition, the Dongju University competition, and the KyungNam newspaper competition. In several occasions, she has played as a soloist with Se-Jong University Orchestra.

Ms. Yena is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at the University of North Texas with Dr. Harlos. She is also studying Piano Pedagogy as a related field under Dr. Beckman. She is the principle pianist of Wind Symphony Orchestra at UNT.

Over the span of ten years, Ms. Yena has taught a wide variety of students. She loves teaching music and enjoys working with kids.

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