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

 

Hyejeong Ryu, Flute Instructor
hyejeong0@gmail.com (469) 878-4635

 


Shirley Chang Goh, Oboe Instructor
shirlc@gmail.com  (917) 470-7897

 


Matt Bivens, Bassoon Instructor
bivens_matt@yahoo.com (469) 418-2573

 


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

 


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

 


Dr. Andre Acevedo, Saxophone Instructor
andreacevedo251@gmail.com (910) 461-9151

 


Kevin SwaimTrumpet Instructor
swaimkevin@gmail.com (817) 832-9545

 


Clare HoganTrumpet Instructor
hoganclarew@gmail.com (312) 303-0393

 


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

 


Martin J. Kobuck, Trombone Instructor
martykobuck@gmail.com  (940) 594-7303

 


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

 


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

 


Heather Johnson, Percussion Instructor
hjpercussion@gmail.com (919) 441-9414

 

 

* 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