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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.
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.
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.
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.