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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Alex Beane began his musical career singing in the choir at the Episcopal Church. The end of junior year at Episcopal School of Dallas marked Alex’s decision to pursue music at the next level, and he began vocal training with Debra Scroggins that summer for college auditions. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance, with Songwriting and Arts Entrepreneurship Minors at Southern Methodist University. He has worked with Robyn Flatt at Dallas Children’s Theater on a number of performances including Velveteen Rabbit, Little House on the Prairie, and Honus and Me. After playing the lead role in Grease his senior year, Alex has stayed involved at the Episcopal School of Dallas by participating in various alumni musicals – Urinetown, Putnam County Spelling Bee, and backstage work on Little Shop of Horrors. He has previous teaching experience through Specialty Tutors, and he is looking forward to applying that knowledge and helping his students reach their maximum musical potential.

Greg Ray has been teaching the guitar since 1990. He teaches all styles including pop, jazz, rock, classical, country, and more.

Greg is the Dallas director of the Childbloom Guitar Program and has won multiple awards for excellence over the past twenty years.

He taught in various schools in the Dallas metroplex such as Greenhill School, Providence School, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas Music, and currently he teaches at Park Cities School of Music and Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts.

Greg has had three of his students accepted to Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas over the last three years.

He teaches all ages from 5 years old and up, and holds annual voluntary student recitals and concerts.

Greg also performs locally with his jazz quartet.

Russ Miller

For more than 20 years Russ Miller has been playing guitar, bass, and drums as well as composing, recording, producing, and performing. He has also been teaching multiple instruments since 2004. As a teacher he maintains a strong belief that every student is different, and that the key to a student’s success in music lies in both finding the student’s individual interests as well as regular live performance.

As a professional, Russ has led and performed in 2 bands and a studio project. From 2001 to 2005 he toured and recorded 2 albums with his bands The Commune and Vin Mariani; and from 2008 to 2012 he recorded and promoted as solo effort The Tales. He has received FM and internet radio play, sold albums on 5 continents, and played with countless wonderful musicians over the years. Currently, Russ works at passing the knowledge he gained professionally on to his students.

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.
Brigitte Mena is a professional musician and performing artist from Dallas, Texas. She graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (vocal concentration) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While attending Southern Methodist University, Brigitte studied voice with Clifton Forbis and performed in the Meadows Choirs. Brigitte went on to further her education by graduating in 2017 with a Master of Education degree. Prior to joining Park Cities School of Music, Brigitte taught music for three years at the Community School of the Park Cities, and in various public elementary schools. Additionally, she performs regularly around the DFW metroplex as a solo artist and with her folk-pop duo, “TBA.” Brigitte will be releasing her debut album this spring which will be available on all major digital platforms. She looks forward to sharing her love of music with her students and helping them reach their fullest potential in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.
Daniel Perez

Daniel Perez was born in the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. At the age of 5, he was introduced to classical guitar and by the age of 7, was already studying in the IRBAM (Instituto Regional de Bellas Artes en Matamoros) Instructed by professor Alejandro Vega. At the age of 9, Daniel entered the Superior School of Music were he began his carrer as a violinist. Instructed by teachers such as Olivia Maekawa and Daniel Hidalgo Wong during his studies, he was granted with the position of Concertino for the youth orquestra at city and regional level including the North East part of Mexico. At the age of 13, he was invited to rehearse with the orchestra at the University of Texas in Brownsville.

At age 16, Daniel was attracted by the different genres that involved violin were he discovered the Mariachi style giving him the opportunity to understand more about his instrument and his culture and how they were linked. At 18 he was part of Mariachi Escorpion at UTB as a Singer and Violinist. Also giving private lessons at beginner level and assisting in several occations at Spirit of Music Art School in Brownsville, Texas.

By the time he was 22, he encountered an opportunity to embarc in the Country Scene learning more about the violin and the Western Swing and Bluegrass styles. In 2013, Daniel gets an invitation to participate with Kingz1 (Former Kumbia Kingz) were he got the opportunity to appear in international television in programs such as Despierta America, El Gordo y la Flaca and Sabado Gigante just to name a few.

In 2016, an opportunity to help with the music for a short film was presented from a cinematography team from Universidad Valle de Mexico in Toluca, Mexico; Receiving with mentioned team the platinum award with the short film “Ritmo Cardiaco” in X Concurso Latinoamericano de Proyectos de Computo and recognition in Infomatrix Brasil 2016 by the Sociedade Latino Americana de Ciencia e Tecnologia Aplicada.

At the present time Daniel is a violin and guitar instructor at the Park Cities School of Music. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and inspires them with love of music and performance.

  • Highly trained and experienced instructors (all levels)
  • Private and/ or Group Classes offered daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly (in-school or in-home)
  • In-Home Lessons
  • Multi-instrumental instructors available (we teach 15 different instruments)
  • Instrument Rentals Available
  • Music Therapy & Customizable Curriculums for all levels
  • Online Classes Offered
  • Creative Learning Program for ages 2-5
  • Lessons for Adults
  • Full equipped studios with Pianos and other Instruments

Would you like to enroll your child in one of our summer camp programs? If so, please call us today at (214) 504-2700!

Park Cities School of Music

Have you been looking for music lessons for your child? If so, turn to a trusted music school that has a reputation of offering well-balanced instruction from highly trained and experienced teachers. At Park Cities School of Music, we offer a comprehensive list of music lessons to children of all ages throughout the Dallas, University Park, Highland Park, Lakewood, and other surrounding communities. We strive to provide students with a variety throughout their learning experience here at our school. Call us at (214) 504-2700 to request more information!
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