Private Lessons

Private Lessons are an essential part of any strong music program. Students in LEISD have the opportunity to study privately with professional musicians, with the goal being improvement in fundamental tone quality, technique, and musicianship. All LEISD private teachers undergo a thorough background check and fingerprinting and are therefore approved by the school district. If you are interested in studying privately with one of the approved teachers listed below, please contact them directly for more information. For students wishing to take private lessons, but need financial assistance, the Little Elm Band Boosters does offer a scholarship program for those that qualify.  Qualification for financial assistance is based upon financial need as determined by LEISD, the student’s standing within the band department, as well as adequate weekly progress.  A copy of the LEISD Private Lesson Guidelines is available below. Questions or comments regarding private lessons can be directed to LeAndre Benton, LEHS Associate Director of Bands.

Little Elm ISD Private Lesson Policies

Private Lesson Intent Form

 

Laura Pillman, Flute Instructor
laura.pillman@gmail.com (585)-748-5595

 


Kim Sato, Flute Instructor
sato.traverso@gmail.com (469) 766-5428

 


Erin Anderson, Oboe Instructor
oboezone@gmail.com  (806) 584-7558

 


David Saul, Bassoon Instructor
david.saul@sbcglobal.net  (214)-578-6024

 


Dr. Chien-Ming Chen, Clarinet Instructor
clarinettogo@gmail.com (469)-500-4381

 


Dr. Sheng-Hsin Lin, Clarinet Instructor
shenghsin@gmail.com (940)-594-2092

 


Julian Sutherland, Saxophone Instructor
juliansutherland1@gmail.com (208)-251-1247

 


Kevin Swaim, Trumpet Instructor
swaimkevin@gmail.com (817) 832-9545

 


Amanda Bateman, Trumpet Instructor
amandabateman14@gmail.com (214) 280-4979

 


Dr. Chih Yah Yang, French Horn Instructor
musicabletx@yahoo.com (940)-595-1880

 


Drew Sutherland, Trombone Instructor
drewsutherlandmusic@gmail.com  (208) 251-2846

 


Nathan Meyers, Euphonium Instructor
nathanyalemeyers@gmail.com  (412) 508-1511

 


Seth Shaffer, Tuba Instructor
seth.t.shaffer@gmail.com (817)-575-7471

 


* Private Lesson Teachers – Please be sure that you have a W-9 or W-8BEN on file with LEISD and the Little Elm Band Boosters.  LEISD also requires that each private instructor have level three background clearance with LEISD. Please follow the App Garden link below and complete the online background information.

LEISD Background Check Link
W9 – W8BEN File