Think about music for a moment. How much power it has, how you love it. Now evaluate yourself honestly. Where you are musically? A beginner? Expert? Or somewhere in between?

Now dream for a moment about the next year. Picture yourself learning from a talented teacher, being challenged and encouraged, practicing hard at home or in a rehearsal room. Imagine performing your first Beethoven piano solo, or covering Pentatonix with an acapella group, or crushing a Panic! At the Disco hit with your rock band mates.

Funkytown Music Academy is Fort Worth’s newest (and probably the best) school for music. Let us guide you on your musical journey, from where you are “today” to make that leap of progress in 12 months. Our experienced teachers nurture students of all ages through private and group lessons, as well as ensemble work.

Send us any questions you have and arrange complementary trial lessons with one of our exceptional teachers! Scroll to the bottom to email us.

Instruments currently taught in private and group lessons:

-Voice, both for classical and modern performance

-Piano and keyboard

-Acoustic guitar

-Electric guitar





Meet the Founders

Dr. San-Ky Kim is an associate professor of voice and opera at Texas Christian University, teaching opera literature, lyric diction, and studio voice among other classes. After debuting with the Philadelphia Opera Company, the tenor performed across Europe, including performances in Bern, Helsinki, Bern, Amsterdam, Brussels,  Prague, and Lisbon. Dr. Kim has performed 40+ major operatic roles world-wide and served as a Fulbright Scholar visiting professor in Lithuania for at Vytautas Magnus University. He also recently completed his seminary studies with Brite Divinity School.

Prior to creating Funkytown Music Academy, Joseph Brandley taught private lessons in Fort Worth through 10kHstudios, working with musicians on guitar, drums, piano, voice, and bass. He has worked on worship teams with Frontline at McLean Bible Church in Virginia, the house band at his alma mater, Hope International University in Fullerton, California, as well as mentoring student worship teams for Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, Mission Viejo Christian Church in Orange County, and Church on the Hill in San Jose, California. He trained as a classical pianist growing up in San Jose, and loves playing all styles of music on piano and guitar.












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