Private Lessons Information

Private lessons are highly encouraged for advancement on your child's instrument. the johnson hs cluster has assembled a fantastic staff of private lessons teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. All of these teachers are approved by hays cisd. private lessons offer your child a unique experience that he/she cannot receive in a regular classroom setting. if you choose to participate in the program, your son/daughter will meet with a private instrumental specialist once a week at an arranged time. Lesson times range from twenty minutes to an hour. during this time, your child will have 100% of the teacher's attention. these lessons will be geared toward helping your son/daughter become a truly great musician by teaching them how to improve their musical skills. While we as a band staff strive to work with each student regularly, we are limited because of class size and time. we feel that private lessons are a wonderful resource and will contribute a great amount of student's musical success. listed are the teacher's contact information if you're interested in starting lessons for your child.


Flute- Dr. Julie Koidin

Email: juliekoidin@yahoo.com


Oboe- David Blackwell

Email: dblackwe15@su.edu 


Bassoon- Shawn Karson

Email: shawnkarsonbassoon@gmail.com 


Clarinet- Samu Jarvela

Email: samujclar@gmail.com


Clarinet- Clary Rocchi

Email: cakrocchi@gmail.com


Saxophone- Richard Blaylock

Email: yordrah@yahoo.com


Trumpet- Mark Slater

Email: highcs@walipapa.com


Trumpet- Matthew Aguayo

Email: mattfbf@yahoo.com


French Horn- Amy Thomas

Email: thomashornstudio@gmail.com 


Trombone/Baritone/Tuba- Matthew Lawrence 

Email: eglflize@yahoo.com


Tuba- Lewis Westerfield

Email: lewiswesterfield@gmail.com


Percussion- TBA

Email: TBA