Private Lessons

Private Lessons are

crucial 

for Student Success!

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.

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Private Lesson Basics

Lessons are $22 per 30 minute lesson or $18 per 22 minute lessons.

All private lesson teachers are certified by the district

Lessons happen before/after school or during band class

Limited scholarship is available – click here to apply.

Our Private Lesson Staff

Jihye Choi

Flute

bearrock2@gmail.com

Donna Schmidt

Oboe

bandman01@sbcglobal.net

Anna May Ghaly

Bassoon

annamay.ghaly@gmail.com

Dr. Connor O’Meara

Clarinet

clarinetdocs@gmail.com

Mark Smith

Saxophone

mark_smith@me.com

Vernon Richter

Trumpet

trumpetteach1@gmail.com

Heather Suchodolski

French Horn

heatherblase@gmail.com

Shawn Smith

Trombone

shawnsmithstudios@gmail.com

Melissa Ewing

Euphonium

m_ewing@u.pacific.edu

Ryan Schlotterback

Percussion

rschlottperc@gmail.com