Meet our Teachers
At Music Institute at Carrollton Square we are currently enrolling students for piano, voice, and guitar lessons. We have wonderful teachers, a great location, and top-quality programs in music instruction. Located in Historic Downtown Carrollton, we offer summer camps, summer lessons, and private lesson in the Fall/Spring.
We are near zip codes:
75006, 75007, 75067, 75019, 75063, 75287, 75234, 75057, 75244, 75010.
We are near North Dallas, Lewsiville, Farmer's Branch, Coppell, and Lake Dallas, TX.
Meet our Teachers
The faculty at Music Institute at Carrollton Square is passionate about teaching the whole student, and we go the extra mile to instill a love for music in every student. We specialize in teaching piano, guitar, voice, early childhood music, music theory, and a wide variety of music subjects.
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...
Director, M.M. Piano Performance & Pedagogy, NCTM
Kristen is a Nationally Certified Music Teacher with an M. M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy. She is a Dallas-native who grew up in the Garland area. Before attending John Brown University, where she received her B. S. in Music: Piano, her parents homeschooled. While at JBU she received the Mildred M. Patterson scholarship and was named the Oisen Award winner in 2010. Read more...
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...
M.M. Piano Performance
Korean Pianist, Hyo Jeong Kim, has developed an international appeal for her piano solo performances, with performances in France, German, Korea and United states. She also has enthusiasm for teaching, studying piano pedagogy as a second major in University of North Texas.
She started her Doctoral degree in North Texas University on Fall 2016. She got a Master degree from The Hartt School, University of Hartford, where she received accompany assistantship from The Hartt School. She got a Bachlor degree in Hanyang University, Department of the Classical Piano.
She received the Talent Award from The Hartt School, University of Hartford in 2012. She also received the Academic Achievement scholarship and School of Music Competitive scholarship from North Texas University in 2016 and 2017.
She has performed at music festivals such as Busan Euro Music Festival in Korea, Academy Musical De Fontenay Le Mate in France, Euro Music Festival Leipzig in German. She also participated in Arts of Piano at Cincinnati University in 2013.
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.
B.M. Vocal Performance
Xavier Bernazard is a classically based Tenor originating from Caguas, Puerto Rico. He received his Bachelors of Music with Elective Studies in Business from Oklahoma State University where he studied under soprano Dr. Anne-Marie Condacse. He is currently pursuing a M.M in Vocal Performance with a related field in Music Composition at the University of North Texas.
Xavier’s most recent operatic roles include Gherardo(Gianni Schichi), Little Bat(Susannah), Monostatos(Magic Flute), Oronte (Alcina), Abraham Kaplan (Street Scene). His most recent musical theater role is Sancho Panza(Man of La Mancha). He has also participated with Fort Worth Opera’s production of Don Pasquale as one of the chorus and leads the tenor section at Lamb of God in Flower Mound Texas.
Xavier has also performed at the University of Tulsa annual Jazz Camp and has performed in many coffee shops in the Tulsa Area as a singer/songwriter. During his time at OSU he studied music composition under Dr. Igor Karaca and is currently pursuing that passion at UNT.
Xavier teaching style focuses on developing support, and creating a clear and relax tone with the use of several warm ups and breathing exercises. He is proficient at teaching classically and popular genres of music.
Xiaoxiao grew up in a teacher’s family in China, she started her first piano lesson at age of 6. As a young student, she was chosen for multiple times to represent her school to perform in different competitions and had won various awards throughout her early school years. She started her formal training in Music Performance (keyboard) at Beijing University of Nationalities in 2012. While being one of the top students in her class, she had also started her teaching career in her freshman year. Throughout the past 6 years, she has gained plenty of experience in teaching both younger students and adult students. Xiaoxiao is currently majoring in Music Education in the University of North Texas.
M.M. Vocal Performance
Colombian mezzosoprano Juana Monsalve was born in Medellín. She started her musical journey at a very early age singing in choirs and playing the guitar.
Juana earned her Bachelor’s degree in her hometown. Later, she was awarded with the Carolina Scholarship to pursue further studies in the Conservatory of the Liceu in Barcelona, Spain. In 2015, she graduated with her Master’s degree from Longy School of Music of Bard College, and she is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts at University of North Texas.
Juana has performed in operas, solo recitals and concerts throughout Colombia, Barcelona, and Boston.
In addition to classical singing, Juana also performs Latin American folk music. In 2012, she won first prize at the Colombian traditional music competition, Hatoviejo Cotrafa. She has also been a finalist in other Colombian Andean Music and Tango competitions.
Juana has over 10 years of experience as a voice teacher, choir conductor, and as a musical instructor.
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.