Private Study

The Band Directors highly recommend that students take private lessons.  Private lessons are appropriate for students of all ability levels, from the very beginning level through the most advanced.  These lessons allow students one-on-one attention with a specialist on their instrument, resulting in more specific instruction than what is possible in a large classroom setting.  For additional information or a recommendation specific to your student, please contact your son/daughter's band director.

 

Flute/Piano
Sally Sparks Hoffmann
Sally_Hoffmann@hotmail.com
(309) 661-1347
Flute    
Kristin Bence
(770) 490-2571
 Flute    Cassie Metz
(630) 956-2658
Flute
Lynn Buck
lbuck@sbc.edu
(309) 808-2683 
 Flute
Casey Sukel
(847) 962-2306 
 FluteMiranda Debretto
(906) 361-5509 
Oboe Linnea Couture
(708) 724-2429
Oboe Kate Donnell
(630) 862-4837
Oboe ISU Professor
Judith Dicker
jdicker@ilstu.edu
(309) 438-5287
Bassoon ISU Professor
Michael Dicker
mhdicke@ilstu.edu
(309) 438-8240
Bassoon
Pat Warren
warrengpmm@verizon.net
(309) 663-1417 
Clarinet  
Dr. Anne Dervin
annedervin@gmail.com
(517) 896-1256
 Clarinet
Marissa Poel
(630)-390-0447 
Clarinet
Judy Mathieson
(309) 662-9694 
Clarinet  
Aaron Michael
(309) 533-3121
Clarinet 
Vicki Pletsch
vpletsch@fieldcrest.k12.il.us 
Clarinet
Kay Williams
okokay@me.com
(309) 661-0298 
 Saxophone    
Tre Wherry
(815) 250-3521 
trenell1016@gmail.com 
 Saxophone    
Vicente Leyva
Cell: (815)-666-0456
Email: vrleyva@ilstu.edu
 Saxophone    
Megan Mitchell
618-979-5205
Saxophone
(Jazz Emphasis)

Patrick Verda
patrick@verdaonline.com


Trumpet
David Baird
dbaird05@gmail.com
(309) 824-7954 
Trumpet
Kelly (Richter) Rackauskas
kelly_richter07@yahoo.com
 
 Trumpet
Casey Laughlin
1-309-660-1519 
cnlaugh@ilstu.edu 
 TrumpetTristan Burgmann 
(618) 401-0074
French Horn
Michele Carnahan
(309) 530-8009
 French Horn    
Emily Lenart
(330) 687-8009
Trombone
ISU Professor
Dr. Mark Babbitt
mbabbit@ilstu.edu
(309) 438-5260 
Trombone
IWU Professor 
Dr. Tim Pitchford
timpitchfo@iwu.edu
309-556-3269
Trombone
Bob Gallagher
(309) 310-9297
 Trombone    
Justin Marxman
(217) 663-4332
Trombone
Jordon Harris
jlharri@ilstu.edu
(309) 212-4342 
Euphonium/Tuba
Wesleyan Professor
Ed Risinger
risinger@iwu.edu
(309) 556-1046
Euphonium/Tuba
ISU Professor
Andy Rummel
atrumme@ilstu.edu
Euphonium and Music Theory
Derek Carter
(309) 310-2958
Percussion 
Gordy Warren
warrengpmm@verizon.net
(309) 663-1417 
Percussion, drum set, and composition
Casey Doremus
(309) 635-8830
Percussion    
Scott Grigoletto
(630) 947-4215
Percussion  Rachel Shorten
(224) 535-1288
Percussion and Piano    
Sidney Megeff
(217) 493-8823
Piano    Josh Gouskos
(630)-200-8613