Ewa K. Buss moved from Poland to the United States in 2003. Since her youth she’s had a passion for life, creativity and the arts. She originally came to the US (Dallas actually) to later attend a professional make-up artist school in Los Angeles, California. She immediately fell in love with the city and thus an easy decision for her to stay. She’s been a native to the Lakewood area for a decade.Notwithstanding a successful career in the skincare industry, Ewa’s heart has always belonged to the arts, and her interpersonal drive to teach and help others. Ewa initially pursued esthetics and professional make-up application and became a licensed esthetician in Texas. After graduation in 2008, Ewa’s entrepreneurial spirit called her to open Lashes to Lashes in Dallas. She enjoyed great success and after a few years decided to expand her knowledge and expertise into medically oriented skin procedures. As a specialist in skincare, she joined the Derm Lounge Med Spa.
Ewa’s passion for art, dance and music has been an influential part of her life from an early age. She was raised in a family that embraced and promoted the arts. She has always known in her heart that she needed to follow the same path. At age five, she began playing the violin and at age six she began dancing. Her grandparents, both teachers, too owned a music school. Her grandmother played violin, piano and guitar as well as being a conductor. Her Sister is a professional opera singer and vocal coach in Poland. Ewa believes that “…..We’ve created an artistic learning environment, which allows children of all ages to engage in various kinds of arts. To be able to create such a wonderful place….where future generations may grow as emotionally in touch individuals is extremely rewarding to me."
Ewa has owned and directed Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts since the opening in January of 2016. She teaches private piano, music classes, and art classes. Ewa also continues to study piano and guitar to keep her refreshed and inspired in her instruction. Teaching is a passion for Ewa, and she is beyond excited for all of her students at LCFA and the bright future ahead!
Founder and Director
Eva Brandys, co-founder Lakewood Conservatory of Fine Arts, 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 Texas Music Teacher’s Association (TMTA), and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
She holds Certification at Levels I, II, III for the Orff-Schulwerk Association. The American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) is a professional organization dedicated to the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. Musical concepts are learned through singing, chanting, dance, movement, drama and the playing of percussion instruments. Improvisation, composition and a child’s natural sense of play are encouraged. 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, a joint effort with Dallas Co. Community College District and limited to a small number of participants. She is an active member of Junior League of Dallas (JLD), Lakewood Women in Business (LWIB), and Park Cities/North Dallas Women in Business.