Private Lessons

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.

 

 

Courtney Pham, Flute Instructor
courtneyphamflute@gmail.com
Anthony Adario, Bassoon Instructor
anthonyadario2017@u.northwestern.edu (617) 910-8588
Donald Gee, Oboe Instructor
dgee780@aol.com (214) 502-7426
Crysten Ivy, Clarinet Instructor
 civy@twu.edu (325) 236-0239
Dr. Andre Acevedo, Saxophone Instructor
andreacevedo251@gmail.com (910) 461-9151
Grace Frarey, Saxophone Instructor
gmfrarey@gmail.com
Kevin Swaim, Trumpet Instructor
swaimkevin@gmail.com (817) 832-9545
Dr. Chih Yah Yang, French Horn Instructor
musicabletx@yahoo.com (940) 595-1880
Scott Avant , Trombone Instructor
savant91@gmail.com (512) 573-0414
Bradley Halloran , Euphonium Instructor
halloranbr@gmail.com
Matthew McGarvey, Tuba Instructor
lessons.mcgarvey@gmail.com
Daniel Beckwith, Percussion Instructor
dbeckwith36@gmail.com (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.