Lake Highlands School of Music

WE EMPHASIZE TWO KEYS TO REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL AS A MUSICIAN

NO. 1

Private instruction is the foundation for musical development. Your teacher will guide you through music fundamentals, sight reading, and the music you choose to explore, whether that is popular music, classical, or jazz. Developing good practice habits is essential, and will be addressed frequently during lessons. 

NO. 2

Community performance is the vital second part of the curriculum. Every student performs in recitals. Those students who are ready to share more are grouped together to form duos, trios, and eventually full bands. The stage motivates students artistically and socially; it incentivizes consistent practice.

 
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TUITION RATES FOR

Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, and Voice

30 MINUTE

WEEKLY LESSONS

$140.00 / Month

45 MINUTE

WEEKLY LESSONS

$195.00 / Month

60 MINUTE

WEEKLY LESSONS

$260.00 / Month

 

* OPTIONAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM - PLACES YOU IN A GROUP OR BAND
PERFORMANCE PROGRAM SCHEDULE

+ $60.00 / Month

Please contact us to become a student and have access to our online scheduling and music training resources.

 
 

RECORDING

LHSM offers full recording services for upcoming artists. Whether you're a solo vocalist laying down a track, creating voiceovers or audiobooks, creating instrumental scores and soundscapes, or a full band wanting to record an album. We provide live tracking, mixing, and mastering in house. Pricing begins at $75 per hour and we provide discounts for blocks. Contact us to schedule your visit and for more details.

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STUDIO LOCATION

10725 Plano Road #400
Dallas, TX 75238

OFFICE HOURS

Hours are determined by teacher and classroom availability, but you can reach us anytime at:

PHONE & EMAIL

214.680.0554
info@lhschoolofmusic.com

 

ZACH GALINDO

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / ALL INSTRUMENTS

Zach Galindo attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from University of North Texas. He toured nationally / internationally with Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward for 11 years, and has shared the stage with the Turnpike Troubadours, the Old 97's, Robert Earl Keen, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney Larue, and Shakey Graves. 

BRITTANI NEARING

VOICE

Brittani is a Lake Highlands Alumna and has her Masters in Vocal Performance. She is an all-round fantastic human being. More bio detail to come.

 

EMMA BOLTON

PIANO / VOICE

Emma Bolton is a pianist, vocalist and teacher hailing from southeast Houston, Texas. She is currently pursuing a degree in Piano Performance with a pedagogy emphasis under Dr. Cathy Lysinger, and double minoring in German and Arts Entrepreneurship. Throughout her high school career, Emma was in high demand as a teacher and accompanist in the Clear Lake area, home to some of the most musically competitive public high schools in the state of Texas. She began her private studio, Bolton Piano Studio, in her Sophomore year of high school. Over time she developed a love of teaching, as well as a roster of students ranging in age from 5 to 14. In her senior year, Emma was the staff accompanist for the Bay Area Children’s Chorus as well as the Bay Area Performing Arts Co-op. In addition, Emma also accompanied several instrumentalists for UIL competitions, all of whom were ranked in Division I. She also accompanied the Austin Elementary Honor Choir for a performance in the spring of 2018.

MICHAEL BOSS

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

Attending the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts in 2001, Michael dove into the Jazz world playing bass while performing at multiple festivals such as IAJE Toronto and New York, the Monterrey Jazz Festival and Competition, and the Skidmore Jazz Workshop. Accepting a grant from the Berklee World Scholarship Tour, Michael went on to attend the Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2008, concentrating in Film Scoring and Music Production.

After graduation Michael moved to New York City. After 5 years of performing and touring based out of Brooklyn. Michael toured with various acts performing at festivals and venues such as SXSW, CMJ, the Blue Note, the Troubadour in LA and House Of Blues. In 2012 Michael returned to Dallas and has performed, composed and instructed music for the past 5 years and is also working on hist Masters degree in composition from the Meadows School at SMU.

With this experience Michael not only provides a high level of musicianship, but a realistic and simple approach to crafting a student's abilities. As the Director of the Recording Arts program at LHSM, Michael and the program will provide an engaging and inviting atmosphere for students to record their ideas, for feedback, and of course, for fun.

 

JULIA KLIE

ADMINISTRATION

Julia was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She worked as a teacher at The Covenant School of Dallas for five years until she became a Mom in 2012. She has always had a love for music. She studied Piano for 10 years and Voice for 15, and recently guitar thanks to Lake Highlands School of Music!

CHRIS HOLMES

DRUMS / PIANO

Hailing from a family of professional musicians, Chris began playing drums professionally at age 13. He is now a top call drummer in DFW, having mastered multiple styles of music, landing him a nomination for best drummer by the Dallas Observer in 2018. His experience has landed him an opening slot for the B52s and the Motels recently, as well as an American tour with acclaimed international band The Young Mothers.

 

HANNAH KUIPERS

VOICE / PIANO

Twenty-eight year old Hannah Kuipers is the former Principal Harpist of the Santiago Philharmonica de Chile. She has received national and international honors in performance, including a Victor Salvi Foundation Award, 2nd Place and Prix Renie in the American Harp Society’s Advanced Division, and an invitation to perform Renie’s Ballade Fantastique at the 10th World Harp Congress in Amsterdam. At age 13, she soloed with the Concert Orchestra of the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras performing Handel’s Concerto for Harp. While at Indiana University, she won the Jacob’s School of Music Harp Concerto Competition and in February 2009 performed Reinhold Glière’s Concerto for Harp with Indiana University’s Symphony Orchestra.

While at Indiana University, Hannah performed extensively in operas, ballets, and musicals, including Nutcracker, Tales of Hoffman and Light in the Piazza.  She worked with conductors David Effron, David Dzubay, Giancarlo Guerrero, Arthur Fagan, and David Robertson. She was a two-time first-prize winner for the Indiana Matinee Musicale Competition, both as an undergraduate student and as a diploma student. Hannah completed her Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance at Indiana University (2009) in three years. She was honored with a Performer’s Certificate during her Senior Recital, and in May of 2010 earned her Performer’s Diploma.

Hannah’s pursuit of music and love of nature has taken her to Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Italy, and Australia, Norway, and Morocco. She has been privileged to study with premier harpists Susann McDonald, Alice Giles, Naoko Yoshino, and Kathy Kienzle. Ms. Kuipers has performed live on public radio on piano, harp, and voice. She toured Italy, British Columbia, and the USA with the Honors Choir of Southeastern Minnesota.

During the 2010-2011 season, Hannah was Principal Harpist for the Lubbock Symphony. In 2011-2015 Hannah held the position of the Residential Harpist for the the Cunard Cruise Line, touring all over the world on both the Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liners.  Ms. Kuipers sings alto in the Texas Voices, a professional vocal chamber ensemble and is a founding member of the Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble.


CAMERON CAPPS

BASS / DRUMS / GUITAR / PIANO

Cameron Capps is a multi-instrumentalist who holds a degree in Music Performance from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. While attending Musicians Institute on multiple scholarships, he studied with many different award-winning teachers, such as Carl Schroeder, Scott Henderson, Russell Ferrante and Stuart Hamm. Cameron has extensive experience teaching private-lessons, after-school programs and specialized elementary school programs, He has toured in bands all over the western United States in many eclectic genres of music. Some of the venues he has played at include the Shrine Auditorium, the House of Blues, and the Lawlor Events Center. He has played alongside people such as Mateus Asato, Martin Kember, Yasutaka Nomura, as well as many others.

MIKEA LAPIERRE

PIANO / GUITAR

Mikea LaPierre was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in southwest Michigan.  She discovered a passion for music in her early teen years, and began to teach herself piano, guitar, composing, and songwriting.

Mikea earned a Bachelor's degree in Music from Eastern Michigan University, studying piano with Dr. Joel Schoenhals.  While at Eastern, Mikea performed extensively with several ensembles, including EMU Women's Choir and EMU jazz combos, and worked both as a piano accompanist for other instrumentalists and as a solo pianist.  She frequently performed original songs for piano and voice at coffee shops, restaurants, and other venues.  Her most notable performance was her senior degree recital, in which she performed memorized pieces by Liszt, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff, a 4-movement ragtime duet by Bolcom, and an original composition.  

Mikea loves working with people of all ages and skill levels.  She has two years of experience working in early childhood classrooms and has also taught private lessons to adults.  She is currently freelancing and teaching music in the Dallas area. 

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