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Lainey Bernstein
Lainey Bernstein is a singer-songwriter who is known not only for her wide vocal range, but also for her wide range of singing styles. Her training and experience includes a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Texas Woman’s University, many years of studying voice, as well as her own regular solo performances. She is the Music Director at Spirituality Today, a church in Irving, where she leads and writes congregational music. Before that she was the Music and Fine Arts Director at the Center for Spiritual Living, where she also directed the Choir and the music team. In addition to being a private vocal instructor, Miss Bernstein teaches Performance workshops every summer, that include intensive training in mic technique, stage presence, and all styles of singing. She has also taught acting, and musical theater. This will be her eighth year teaching private Voice Lessons in several schools, and in her home studio. Lainey also taught as a Musikgarten-trained Preschool Music Teacher for 4 years. In 2007, Miss Bernstein released her debut, inspirational CD, and she is currently working on CD number two, to be released by the end this year. As well as being a solo vocal performer, she performs as a drummer in a Taiko-style drum group. In 2006, Lainey set out to make music her life’s work, whether singing, teaching, drumming, or recording. Since then, she has done just that.
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.

ALEX BEANE
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.
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.
Patricia Tsai

Patricia obtained a Bachelor Degree in French Literature from Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan. Tsai was the elected 3rd vice president of Denver Music Teachers Association and the secretary of Colorado Pace Setters. She won top prize at the Atlanta Chinese Christian Church (ACCC)’s contest of Annul Talented Spring Festival, from her leading the performance of the 4th-grade class and the self-composition for chorus and piano accompaniment based on the poems of Tang Dynasty.

In recent years, Tsai has been selected as Teacher Performer at Piano Texas International Academy & Festival. She participated the Symphonic Workshops & Professional Development at Kromériz (Czech Republic). In the Workshop, she experienced the performance as piano soloist with the Kroméríz Festival Orchestra and the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic. She completed credit courses at TCU Piano Pedagogy Graduate Program with the content including preschoolers to seniors.

Tsai has been piano instructor since 2011 at the Tarrant County College Northwest Campus. On April and November of 2016 and 2017, Tsai was awarded Certificate of Appreciation from the College for her years of service and dedication to its Senior Education Program. Patricia Tsai is member of FWMTA, TMTA, FWPTF; Committee member of Fort Worth Piano-Instrumental-Vocal Solo Contest sponsored by FWMTA: Committee of FWPTF’s Group Communication. She enjoys teaching student of all ages.

BRIGITTE MENA
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.
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  • 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

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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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