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 Maxwell Atkinson, LEHS Assistant Director of Bands.

Little Elm ISD Private Lesson Policies

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


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


Donald Gee, Oboe Instructor
dgee780@aol.com (214) 502-7426


Crysten Ivy, Clarinet Instructor
 civy@twu.edu (325) 236-0239


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


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


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


Scott Avant , Trombone Instructor
savant91@gmail.com (512) 573-0414


TBD, Euphonium Instructor


TBD, Tuba Instructor


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-Information

W-9

W8BEN Instructions

W8BEN