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Meet our Teachers
Owner, M.M. Music Education
Jesse Fry grew up in Findlay, OH. After completing his bachelor's degree in instrumental music education at Asbury University (Wilmore, KY) he moved to Dallas to work for the Salvation Army Texas division as an Assistant Music Director. After earning a Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Education at SMU (2009) he started Collaborative Pianists of DFW, which is an agency that provides professional accompaniment services primarily for middle school and high school choirs. Read more...
Piano & Strings
M.M. Piano Performance
Barbara Woodring was raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts and studied piano at Nyack College in New York, Boston University School for the Arts and the University of Arkansas Graduate School where she holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance under the instruction of Alan Chow. She also has a Master of Education from Lesley Graduate School in Cambridge Massachusetts. Ms. Woodring has performed on violin locally with the Sherman Symphony, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving and the New Life Symphony. She was also formerly a member of the Longview, Marshall and North Arkansas Symphonies. She has served as a church pianist for many years in Longview and Denton and enjoys accompanying soloists and choirs in both church and school settings. She recently retired from 18 years in public education as an orchestra director in June of this year. She plans to return to freelance work as a piano and strings teacher, accompany and judge whenever possible. Mrs. Woodring is a member of the trio “88 plus eight” (piano, violin and cello) and enjoys performing regularly at Open Classical in Dallas. Ms. Woodring has judged piano for the National Guild of Piano Teachers for six years in TX, OK, AR, LA, CO, ND and IN often returning at three year intervals to judge at the chairman’s request.
Mrs. Woodring has lived in Massachusetts, Kenya (where she served with Africa Inland Mission), Southern California, Arkansas, Illinois and Texas. She has three grown children, five grandchildren and three dogs. She enjoys working with stained glass, crochet, reading, running, hiking and traveling.
M. M. Piano Performance
Eunjin An was born in Gunsan, Korea. She started learning piano at a young age but she decided to be a musician at the age of 15. Despite her decision on her carrier was made at a not so young age, she won Prizes at several competitions in Korea as well as a scholarship for young artists.
Miss An was accepted from University of North Texas College of Music in Fall 2013, with Larry Walz Scholarship, under renowned pianist and pedagogue Adam Wodnicki and she is continuing as a graduate student in the same college with extra scholarships, pursuing a Master of Music program from Fall 2016, under the same professor. Graduating in Spring 2018, Preparing her last Master’s Recital, Eunjin continues pursuing her DMA degree in the same institute to fortify her future musical career.
Eunjin has won numerous piano competitions including First Prize in the Hanum Music Contest, in Seoul in 2009, Special Prize in The International Culture Art Educator Contest, and The Grand Prize at the National Student Music Contest, Seoul Korea.
Eunjin is the recipient of the 2012 Jones Alice Jones Berding Scholarship Award in Music, 2013 Larry Walz Scholarship, 2016 A. L. Putnam Piano Scholarship, 2016 Peggy Boston Duggan Piano Scholarship, and 2016 Eastman Scholarship.
Bethany Lorentzen is a classically trained mezzo based in Dallas, TX with experience ranging from Sondheim to Scarlatti and credits in regional theatre, music videos, and a new web series.
Bethany's most notable roles to date include Laurey (Oklahoma! - AriZoni Winner - Best Actress in a Non-Contracted Musical), Dorothy (Wizard of Oz), Little Red (Into the Woods), Kathy (Company), and Philia (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum). She also joined Phoenix Theatre and Nearly Naked Theatre as Thea in their regional premiere cast of Spring Awakening. Read more...