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Around Town: Park Cities School of Music

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Eva Brandys came to the United States from Poland. She grew up under communist rule when America and her own music school seemed like just a dream.

"I had a dream of having a music school since I was in Poland during the communist times" said Owner of the Park Cities School of Music Eva Brandys.

Park Cities School of Music (Eva)

Eva's amazing talent earned her a full scholarship at Dallas Baptist University and then a full Masters scholarship at SMU.

Her dream, The Park Cities School of Music, just celebrated its fifth anniversary. It has grown to thirty five instructors and students from all over North Texas.

Eva has now joined with JP Maloney and Ashley Brightwell of "Music Is Our Weapon" to help elderly Alzheimer and dementia patients through music.

"Those young children will put headphones with the music playing from Sinatra or the times that they remember way back" Eva added.

The music seems to connect with the patients and they brighten up, some even begin to dance. "Music Is Our Weapon" is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to increasing emotional, physical and mental well-being through the power of music according to their website.

JD Ryan is listening to the music at The Park Cities School of Music...Around Town!

Details: Park Cities School of Music/Music Is Our Weapon

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