Piano

KAREN (MIN KYUNG) KIM

email : min@pcsom.com

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.

ELLIE ZANG

email :ez@pcsom.com

Baoyi Zeng started playing piano at the age of six in China. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with numerous scholarships and prizes from Xi'an Conservatory of Music in China. And she is currently pursuing her Master of Music Education degree in Piano Pedagogy at Texas Christian University, where she is studying piano pedagogy with Dr. Ann M. Gipson and piano with Prof. Jose Feghali and Mr. Harold Martina. Baoyi has been teaching piano since 2008. She won second prize in the Music Teacher Competition in Teaching Courseware of University and third prize in the Music Teacher Competition in Teaching Skills of University in 2011. She is very enthusiastic about teaching and has also been actively involved in piano performance and accompaniment.

Baoyi is a teaching assistant at Texas Christian University teaching piano classes for non music major and music major undergraduate students; piano classes for adult; group piano for children; private piano lesson for college elective students and music secondary students; private piano lesson through TCU’s Music Preparatory Division; and Young Early Childhood Music lesson. She is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). Baoyi is very passionate about teaching and patient with all students. She strives to show her students how beautiful music is through the piano and hopes to help her students make music a valuable part of their lives.

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.

AMANDA JENNINGS

Amanda is a recent graduate with her Texas Educator Certificate for All-Level Music (Early Childhood through 12th grade). She is trained in classical music and recently received her Bachelors of Music with honors in Music Education with a concentration in piano and voice. Amanda has had the opportunity to have performed in numerous recitals, weddings, and churches around the Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and Longview areas. She has professionally accompanied voice students, the ETBU Strings ensemble, and has student teaching experience directing choral ensembles and teaching general music in the public schools.

Amanda has had numerous opportunities to directing choir ensembles, professionally teach piano, voice, and general music lessons and hold student recitals. During April of 2014 Amanda gave her Junior solo piano recital in completion of her private lessons at East Texas Baptist University. While attending East Texas Baptist University, Amanda acquired a multitude of diverse opportunities to expand her performance, and pedagogical experience.

Amanda has a heart for music and for sharing that music with others. She has had the opportunity to teach and encourage students in their musical talent for the past seven years with a teaching style that is motivating and very encouraging. Amanda loves working with children, teenagers, and adults, as they begin to discover the joys of playing the piano. Playing the piano is a hobby you can enjoy for a lifetime. Amanda's goal is to offer supportive and inspiring instruction to those seeking to learn more about playing the piano. She is excited to watch her students grow and improve while challenging them to learn more.

HILDA HEIMISDOTTIR

Hilda Heimisdottir is an international cellist, music pedagogue, and folk music specialist who was born in Iceland. She graduated form Royal Academy of Music in Denmark with Masters of Music and Music Pedagogy. She grew up in the center of Reykjavik, which is the capital city of Iceland, and started music lessons at a very early age, showing great interest and talent from the beginning. Hilda has since travelled the world and participated in cello master classes and festivals with such world famous musicians and performers like Hans Jorgen Jensen and Erling Blondal Bengtson. She received first place in Aalborg Symphony Orchestra competition for high level students. She is also a very active folk musician and singer that specializes in the unique Icelandic folk instrument langspil. Mrs. Heimisdottir has played langspil for the Icelandic folk duo LIL. She is married to the Swedish-American international baroque-trumpet soloist Michael Wagsjo.

HANNAH MESSA

Raised in a small Texas town, Hannah Massa knew her love for the arts at a young age. As a singer/songwriter at the age of 13 she picked up the guitar and quickly began playing in church services as well as traveling to other churches and events to lead worship. At the age of 16 she started professionally training as a vocalist. Hannah has also competed in two district Fine Arts competitions in the area of singing/songwriting, both times advancing to the national level. In 2012 she attended Christ for the Nations institute in Dallas, Texas where she received contemporary piano lessons and additional vocal training. At graduation, Hannah received a Bachelor’s degree in Practical Theology with a major in Worship and Technical Arts. Since then, she has traveled all over the DFW metroplex singing and playing at different churches. Now, she dreams of a life with music, by ever-increasing her own skill and by helping her students dream big and giving them the tools they need to reach those dreams.

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.

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