Private Lessons

Private Lessons are an essential part of any strong music program. Students in LEISD have the opportunity to study privately with professional musicians, with the goal being improvement in fundamental tone quality, technique, and musicianship. All LEISD private teachers undergo a thorough background check and fingerprinting and are therefore approved by the school district. If you are interested in studying privately with one of the approved teachers listed below, please contact them directly for more information. For students wishing to take private lessons, but need financial assistance, the Little Elm Band Boosters does offer a scholarship program for those that qualify.  Qualification for financial assistance is based upon financial need as determined by LEISD, the student's standing within the band department, as well as adequate weekly progress.  A copy of the LEISD Private Lesson Guidelines is available below. Questions or comments regarding private lessons can be directed to Maxwell Atkinson, LEHS Assistant Director of Bands.


Little Elm ISD Private Lesson Policies


Cecilia Hamilton, Flute Instructor (940) 594-2378

Anthony Adario, Bassoon Instructor (617) 910-8588

Donald Gee, Oboe Instructor (214) 502-7426

Crysten Ivy, Clarinet Instructor (325) 236-0239

Dr. Andre Acevedo, Saxophone Instructor (910) 461-9151

Kevin Swaim, Trumpet Instructor (817) 832-9545

Dr. Chih Yah Yang, French Horn Instructor (940) 595-1880

Scott Avant , Trombone Instructor (512) 573-0414

Lacy Smith , Euphonium Instructor (850) 694-1181

Ryan Langer, Tuba Instructor

Daniel Beckwith, Percussion Instructor (847) 814-2296


* Private Lesson Teachers - Please be sure that you have a W-9 or W-8BEN on file with LEISD and the Little Elm Band Boosters.  LEISD also requires that each private instructor have level three background clearance with LEISD. Please follow the App Garden link below and complete the online background information.


LEISD Background Check Link



W8BEN Instructions