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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.

Matthew Gutwald is a piano pedagogue and performer from Huntingtown, Maryland. He received his Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He studied piano with Ingrid Clarfield.

Mr. Gutwald has performed solo repertoire and chamber music throughout the United States, and was featured in masterclasses led by Brian Ganz, Ingrid Clarfield, and Alan Gilbert. In 2010, he won first prize in the Westminster Piano Competition, and in 2011, he was a featured performer for the Westminster Schola Cantorum Northeast Tour. In 2013, Mr. Gutwald was chosen to participate in a Young Musicians Concert in Carnegie Hall, NY, hosted by ATML.

From 2015-2019, Mr. Gutwald performed chamber and solo music in Venice, Italy, at the Santa Maria della Pietà, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall in New York City, and the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.

Mr. Gutwald has been actively teaching private and group piano lessons to students of all ages since 2011, and has held faculty positions at Conservatory of Music in Princeton, NJ, and Director of Piano at Vivaldi Music Academy in Houston, TX.

“I enjoy teaching students the music that speaks to them, whether it be classical, jazz, or popular repertoire. My goal for every lesson is to explore new music and to help students achieve personal progress to master the music they want to play.”

Julie Kim
Korean Pianist, Julie Kim, has developed an international appeal for her piano solo performances, with performances in France, German, Korea and the United states. She is a DMA student in University of North Texas. She has been playing piano since she was 7 years old. First performance in public was in her age of 15, after winning of Excellent-Performer-Prize hosted by Korean Music Association in 2002. She graduated from the Arts High School of DaeJeon. She got a Bachelor degree in Hanyang University, Department of the Classical Piano in Seoul, Korea. She got her master; Piano performance and pedagogy emphasis in University of Hartford, The Hartt School. During the master, she got accompany assistantship and Talent Award from University of Hartford, The Hartt School. She got her Performance Diploma in Michigan State University. She received an Academic scholarship and School of Music Competitive scholarship from UNT. She was awarded with piano Solo Achievement at Oeun Arts Festival, First Prize Winner in Piano at competition hosted by Korean Music Association, Excellence Award in Music Subject, Third Prize at National Student Music Promotion hosted by venusto Artist Federation. Her interest does not limit to solo performance. She is also interested in ensemble and accompanying with other instruments. She was a pianist in Symphonic Band in UNT. Also, she has been performing with various instruments at UNT. For her growth in musicianship, She Participated in Arts of Piano at Cincinnati University, Busan Euro Music Festival, Academy Musical De Fontenay Le Mate and Euro Music Festival Leipzig Germany. Not only with her heart in performance but also, she is enthusiastic in teaching. So, she decided her minor in piano pedagogy in University of North Texas. She believes that in any fields if you want to succeed, you have one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. With her belief and development in performance and pedagogy, her attitude toward music and musicianship has been positively formed as well as understanding in music for her future students with love in music. Every step mentioned above has been achieved with endeavor and passion.
Kara Solis holds master’s degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from Illinois State University, where she also taught undergraduate class piano and worked as a freelance accompanist. Prior to that, she studied Piano Performance at Sam Houston State University, during which time she also taught privately in the greater Houston area. Kara has performed solo and chamber music in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, and has taught lessons and masterclasses at conservatories in Guatemala and Honduras. She is passionate about sharing the gift of music through both performing and teaching, and takes joy in continually honing her abilities in both areas. She believes in recognizing and honoring the uniqueness of each student, and strives to form well-rounded musicians in an environment that fosters enthusiasm and creativity.
Eboneé Davis

Soprano Eboneé Jewel Davis offers a wealth of education and experience to music students enrolled in her private and group lessons. A New Orleans native, Eboneé received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Music degree from the University of New Orleans, as well as a performer diploma in classical voice from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

After completing her education, Eboneé was featured as a young artist with EPCASO, the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera. Through this program, Eboneé lived in Oderzo, Italy, where she received extensive Italian language training and coached repertoire and technique with Claudia Pinza, Maurizio Arena, and Enza Ferrari.

Eboneé has remained committed to her passion for operatic performance. She had appeared in roles such as: Monisha in Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha, First Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Clarice de Noyan in William Grant Still’s Minette Fontaine, and Vi in Gershwin’s Blue Monday. She was also featured as both a soloist and chorister with the New Orleans Opera Association in their 2002 production of Porgy and Bess. She subsequently performed with the company as a chorister in their productions of Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci, and La Traviata. Eboneé has also appeared as a soprano soloist in Schubert Mass in G as well as Bach cantata 140 “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme.”

She has served on the voice faculties of Dillard University and Loyola University New Orleans teaching both classical and popular/commercial music. In addition to this, Eboneé also taught voice, piano, and music theory for years with Loyola University’s Preparatory Arts Program working with both children and adults.

Jonathan Hodges

Jonathan Hodges is an American multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and singersongwriter based in Dallas, Texas. For the past seven years, Jonathan has taught violin, guitar, and piano to children as young as two, and adults upwards of 50. With established experience as a concert violinist, improvisational pianist, and studio musician, Jonathan teaches from a unique vantage point. A firm believer that every student should be taught according to their individual qualities, Jonathan holds music to be an important facet in the upbringing and education of well-rounded individuals.

Beginning his undergraduate studies at Seattle University in 2015, Jonathan entered his freshman year as a Lockwood Scholar, gaining admittance to the prestigious University Honors Program. Upon completion of his first year, Jonathan was named sole finalist for the junior division of the Seattle University String Competition, and semi-finalist in the Don Bushell Concerto Competition. Shortly thereafter Jonathan transferred to Southern Methodist University. Jonathan graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2019 with a bachelor of music degree in violin performance, where he completed his studies with Diane Kitzman. His former teachers include Marla Feeney, Alexander Serafimov, Ivan Ženatý, Chee-Yun Kim, and Diane Kitzman. In addition to learning and performing established violin repertoire, Jonathan is known for his piano improvisation and is often employed at weddings, company parties, receptions, and private residences.

Given the many joys that accompany a life filled with music, Jonathan seeks to enrich the lives of his students through the realization and expression of musical, emotional, and intellectual potential.

Forrest Davis, Jr
Forrest Davis Jr. received Bachelor Degree in music from Dallas Baptist University. His instrument concentration is saxophone. He teaches soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone. Additionally, Mr. Davis teaches beginning trumpet, piano, organ, clarinet, flute, and trombone. He is band director, instructs group and private lessons. He encourages all students to learn to read the music, as well as, ear training. His ultimate goal is for his students to develop the confidence and understanding of the music to the point that they are able to go before a group and give an exceptional performance. He recorded many CDs and performs with many bands in DFW Metroplex. Mr. Forrest specializes in teaching special needs students.
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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 or yourself? 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 and adults 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) 455-1477 to request more information!

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