Founder and Director

Eva Brandys

Eva Brandys, owner of Park Cities School of Music in L.A. & Dallas, Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts and Heritage Lakewood Learning Center of East Dallas, began her formal musical training in her native Poland, and she continued her education in the United States. Ms. Brandys holds a Masters of Music degree in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, as well as Bachelors in Piano Performance from Dallas Baptist University (DBU) in Dallas, TX.
Eva has over two decades of experience as a piano instructor in both private and group settings. She has taught piano in Poland, England, and she has taught stateside in such settings as Dallas Baptist Children’s Lab School, SMU Piano Preparatory Department, and DALLAS/MUSIC, Inc. She is a member of the Dallas Music Teacher’s Association (DMTA), Texas Music Teacher’s Association (TMTA), and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
Ms. Brandys served as a Dallas Music Teachers Association (DMTA) Chairman of the Sonata-Sonatina-Baroque Festival and Member-at-Large on the Board of DMTA for four years (2008 – 2011). She holds Certification at Levels I, II, III for the Orff-Schulwerk Association. Ms. Brandys also holds a Texas Educator Certificate for All-Level Music (Grades PK-12). In December 2014, Eva successfully completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. She is an active member of Junior League of Dallas (JLD), Lakewood Women in Business (LWIB), and Park Cities/North Dallas Women in Business.
Eva Brandys released her first CD entitled Eva in 2016, and Life Journey in 2019 showcasing her original piano compositions. Eva, as well as her compositions, was featured in the movie Gloria in te Dominne (2018). In 2020, the story of her life and her business success was included in Zoe Madewell’s book: The Müzik Mom: Bach the Broken World: Seven Stories of Dreamers Who Never Gave Up.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Brandys has performed throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States. She has given both solo and chamber performances. Although her main focus has been classical music and original composition, she has broadened her musical horizons by adding pop, contemporary, blues, jazz and tango to her repertoire. Presently, she is a well-respected piano instructor and performer in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, and owner/director of four businesses. Real Estate is her new venture which she enjoys very much.

Administrative Director

Ruth Balloon

Ruth Balloon is the Administrative Director at Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts. Ruth brings over 15 years of combined administrative experience in Office Management, Accounting and Customer Service. She assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; manages and oversees billing and accounts receivable within Lakewood Conservatory, Park Cities Music and Heritage Learning Center. Ruth manages lesson schedules and teacher coordination in both of our music schools. Ruth also has several years of teaching experience in her portfolio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Liberty University along with a Differentiated Instruction Certificate from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Ruth has been living in the Dallas area since she moved from Indiana in 2010. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, hiking, traveling and exploring new places with her family as well as light remodeling projects.

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