Private Lesson Information

We are very fortunate here at Westbrook Intermediate to be able to provide private lessons for every band instrument. We have a FANTASTIC private lesson staff who are specialists at their instruments and have dedicated their time to perfecting their performance skills and teaching their respective instruments. Some of our private lesson teachers have graduate and doctoral degrees in music, have made professional recordings, and even performed professionally in symphony orchestras!

We highly recommend private lessons for all students who exhibit self-discipline and are serious about getting better at their instruments. Private lessons are in no way a form of remediation or tutoring. In fact, we expect and encourage our most skilled band students to take private lessons.

A private lesson is a one-on-one session (generally 30 minutes) with a profession on your child's instrument. They occur each week. Many students have their private lesson at school during their band class, although some occur before or after school.

Private lessons are not like tutoring, in which only students who are struggling take them. This can be true for some, but the vast majority of students take private lessons to get ahead. Their instructor will give them techniques, goals, and exercises that are specific to their needs, ability, and interest.

Interested in Private Lessons? Contact : jmaloy@ccisd.net & mandrada@ccisd.net

Private Lesson General Policies

Private Lesson Faculty

Flute

Carol Barrett

dcambarrett@sbcglobal.net

Bassoon

Robyn Watson

robyn.elise@gmail.com

Oboe

Ashley Guillot

fargag@aol.com

Clarinet

Saxophone

Nick Madden

madden.nick@gmail.com

Trumpet


Kevin Henderson

trumpet.hero@yahoo.com

French Horn


John Stuckey

jrstrek@aol.com

Trombone

Mark Holley

holleyma82@hotmail.com

Euphonium

Donald McCandless

donald.mccandless@att.net

Tuba

Matt Lindahl

mlindahl.tuba@gmail.com