Private Lessons

Private Lessons are offered through the band program and are available to every band student. The private lesson staff includes degreed educators that are handpicked by the directors. Individual instruction is extremely beneficial due to the one-on-one teaching environment. The private teacher is able to design a program that meets each individual student's needs, allowing each student to progress at his/her own rate of ability. Professional teachers on each instrument will be available to teach these lessons during band class & before or after school.


Much of the individual success throughout the Killian Band Program can be attributed to the private lesson program and the superior private lesson staff. The high number of students enrolled in the private lesson program in the Killian Band has allowed a high standard of performance to be maintained. Supplemental lessons are not required, but are strongly recommended. Contact information for our private teachers can be found below.


Reasons to Enroll in Private Lessons:

  • Desire to learn more about the instrument

  • Desire to move faster than in the classroom

  • Desire to learn more repertoire

  • Opportunity to be taught 1 on 1 by a professional instrumentalist

Steps to Enroll in Private Lessons:

1) Read the F.A.Q.s regarding Private Lessons

2) Fill out the Lesson Enrollment Form

3) Return to Mr. Chilton in the Killian Band Hall

or submit to

Killian Private Lesson Staff

Flute: Jihye Choi

Oboe: Donna Schmidt

Bassoon: Anna May Ghaly

Clarinet: Dr. Connor O'Meara

Saxophone: Mark Smith

Trumpet: Vernon Richter

Horn: Dr. Heather Suchodolski

Trombone/Euphonium: Shawn Smith

Euphonium: Melissa Ewing

Tuba: Keith Packman

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