Meet The Team
Our experienced and dedicated teachers are passionate about enriching the lives of all people through music education. With a shared commitment to nurturing musical creativity and fostering growth, our instructors are prepared to guide students of all backgrounds and levels through a diverse range of music classes.
Director | Michelle Blair
American Prize-winning conductor Michelle Perrin Blair engages diverse ensembles and audiences across a variety of genres and styles, including symphony orchestra, musical theatre, new music, and educational ensembles. She serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Coppell Community Orchestra and Owner, Director, and Violin Faculty of Lark Music Loft in Carrollton, Texas.
Guitar | Hector Torres
Héctor Alfonso Torres González, DMA, is an award-winning guitarist and lutenist from Puerto Rico. He is an active performer and teacher that has played and taught throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, South America, Europe, and China, both as a soloist and ensemble musician. Distinguished by his versatility and sound, he frequently performs many styles of music, including early music, Latin music, rock and pop, and modern classical music.
Guitar | Joseph Tinajero
Joseph Tinajero is a native Texan guitarist. An avid performer, educator and composer, he earned his B.M. in classical guitar performance. Known for his technical ability and knowledge of various guitar styles from modern pop/rock, metal as well as classical.
Piano | Alissa Cox
With a degree in Piano Pedagogy, Alissa enjoys helping students of a variety of ages find their love of music and develop skills to pursue what they love at the piano. She is currently working on her Masters of Music in Collaborative Piano at University of North Texas.
Piano | Kailey Braff
Kailey Braff earned her bachelor’s in Piano Performance from Coe College in Iowa. She’s taught several piano students, in addition to accompanying middle and high school choirs. She enjoyed playing for her church and performing with a local string quartet in Iowa. Now, having recently moved to Texas, she looks forward to becoming involved in the music community in Carrollton.
Piano | Elizabeth Ritchie
Elizabeth is a performer, collaborator, and teacher currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano Performance at the University of North Texas. A passionate collaborator, she has performed with a wide variety of instrumentalists, vocalists, chamber groups, and wind ensembles. A graduate of James Madison University in Virginia, she was the 2021/2022 pianist for the JMU Wind Symphony. While at UNT, she performed as a pianist with the Amici Sextet, which was a prize winner in the 2022/2023 American Virtuoso International Music Competition, and will be performing with them at Carnegie Hall in November 2023. As a teacher with nearly 10 years of experience, Elizabeth loves to help her students approach music as both a sport and an art, and strives to nurture holistic musicians through humanity and imagination.
Piano | Dan Lewis
After graduating from the University of North Texas, Dan played for several seasons in the Richardson, East Texas, Garland, and Irving and Symphonies and the Texas Chamber Orchestra. Currently, he plays in the Wichita Falls Symphony and the Lewisville Lakes Symphony, where he has held the principal cello position for more than 35 years.
In addition to his activities as a private teacher and accompanist, Dan has performed in ensembles in four international concert tours and several music festivals, from the Anchorage Festival of Music to the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
Percussion | David Elias
After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from Stephen F. Austin, Mr. Elias toured Europe for several years with the New York Harlem Opera Ensemble performing the opera, “Porgy & Bess.” After the tour, he landed in the Dallas area and pursued a Master in Arts Administration from the University of North Texas. He has worked, either as a performer, management or a lighting/audio technician with the over 10 organizations in the DFW metroplex.
Mr. Elias maintains an active performance/tech career and has shared the stage with the likes of Chicago, Amy Grant, Frank Sinatra, Jr., The Fifth Dimensions, Jewel, ELO, Phil Collins, Willie Nelson, Kenny G, The Rolling Stones, Van Cliburn, Bruce Hornsby, Rich Little, and many, many more. Mr. Elias is known for always having a “gig” coming up soon - “Waiting to play…”
Violin | Sun Huh
Native Korean violinist Sun Huh is an international performer, concert soloist, and educator. Huh earned her Doctor of Music in Literature and Performance at Indiana University
under the tutelage of Mark Kaplan. She also obtained her Bachelor of Music at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, and Konzert-Examen at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. She is a founding member of Cercis String Quartet and Zima Piano Trio.
Huh performs with Richardson Symphony Orchestra and Las Colinas Orchestra in DFW since 2022 when she moved to Texas. She teaches all levels and coaches students at the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra (DAAYO).
Music Together & Voice | Heather Mincieli
Heather earned her bachelor's in Music Education from Evangel University in Missouri. She sang with choirs in many venues across the country including the Dallas Symphony Chorus at Carnegie Hall. She has experience teaching music at multiple levels and has Kodaly certifications and a Master's in Business Administration.
Meet The Owners
Michelle and Aaron Blair come from a family of entrepreneurs and artists. Building on 14 years of experience in music education, arts nonprofit leadership, and business ownership and operations, the Blairs opened Lark Music Loft in 2023. As Carrollton residents themselves, the Blairs are proud to contribute to the vibrant downtown square, and they are grateful for the opportunity to serve their community through the studio.
Big Sis | Princess Division Director
Tiny Tot | Smiles Supervisor