The private lesson staff includes degreed educators that are interviewed and selected by CISD Band Directors. Our lesson teachers have doctorate and master degrees in their field of expertise! 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 East Band Program can be attributed to the high number of students enrolled in the private lesson program that take from our superior private lesson staff.
Reasons to Enroll in Private Lessons:
Be a part of an accelerated program
Opportunity to be taught 1 on 1 by a professional instrumentalist
Sara McCallum is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in bassoon performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has performed with the Champaign Urbana Symphony, Sinfonia de Camera and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Sara was born and raised in Texas where she attended Texas State University, receiving a bachelors of music in bassoon performance and the University of North Texas, receiving a masters of music in bassoon performance. While in Texas she was a member of the Meridian Chamber Players, Lone Star Wind Orchestra and Illmari Winds Quintet. Major teachers include Daris Word-Hale, Kathleen Reynolds and Timothy McGovern. She is an instructor for the Bocal Majority Bassoon Camp and the current private lesson instructor in Duncanville ISD, Southlake Carroll ISD and Coppell ISD. In the summer of 2011 she performed with the Franco American Vocal Academy, touring the south of France with a production of Offenbach’s, Le Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein. She spent the summer of 2012 as a faculty member for the CICA International Music Festival serving as principal bassoon in the festival orchestra as well as teaching master classes and performing in many chamber concerts. Miss McCallum has an active studio of over 50 students and hand makes reeds for her private studio and several school districts.
Dr. Hunt is entering his second year as the private trumpet teacher at Coppell High School but has been teaching privately since 2008. He recently completed his Doctorate in Trumpet Performance at Arizona State University where he was the teaching assistant for Professor David Hickman. Dr. Hunt was also a first-call substitute with the Phoenix Symphony while living in the greater-Phoenix area, performing with the PSO, Tucson Symphony, and Arizona Opera over 30 times in three years. Before moving to Arizona, Hunt completed his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Texas at Austin, and his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of Georgia.
Trombone - Jon Bohls 972-394-0374 - firstname.lastname@example.org Jon Bohls is a professional performer and private teacher in the Dallas Metroplex. Jon was a successful band director for 19 years having taught in New Braunfels, Lubbock, and Carrollton. He is currently in his 20th year of private teaching and now has a studio of 70-80 trombone students. He is the Bass Trombone with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. He has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Richardson Symphony, Garland/Las Calinas Symphony, Pete Peterson's Collection Big Band, Sambuca Big Band, and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. Jon is the festival director for the International Trombone Festival. He directs and performs with the Dallas-area based trombone ensemble, Slide Show. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas Lutheran College and a Master of Music Education Degree from Texas Tech University. He has studied trombone with Bryce Taylor, Cal Schulz, Robert Deahl, Royce Lumpkin, and John Kitzman.
Euphonium - Donald Bruce 940-735-1414 - email@example.com Donald Bruce is active throughout the DFW area as a performer, clinician and private teacher. Mr. Bruce's students have enjoyed tremendous success in various district, city, region, area, and all-state band auditions. Several former students have gone on to pursue euphonium and music education at the university level. Donald came to the DFW area in 2003 to study music education and euphonium performance at The University of North Texas with world renowned euphoniumist, Dr. Brian Bowman. Mr. Bruce completed his undergraduate degrees in 2009 and worked as a band director in Frisco ISD from 2009-2013. He also earned a masters degree in euphonium performance from UNT in 2015. Currently Mr. Bruce works as the professor of Euphonium at the University of Texas at Arlington and is a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow at The University of North Texas. In addition to his university teaching, Mr. Bruce teaches lessons for Frisco ISD and Coppell ISD.
Danny Chapa recently served two years as a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas while finishing his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree under the instruction of Dr. Brian Bowman. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Louisiana State University in 2008, and in 2010 he received his Masters of Music in Euphonium Performance degree from UNT. Danny is the artistic director of the North Texas Euphonium Quartet and also a member of the euphonium section in the 531st Air National Guard Band of the Southwest, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the principal trombonist of the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Founders Tuba Euphonium Quartet. As an educator, Danny has had students win jobs with the 145th Army National Guard Band of Oklahoma and the 531st Air National Guard Band of the Southwest. His students have also won competitions such as the Young Artist Solo Competition at the Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference and played in ensembles including the Texas All Region Bands, Texas All State Bands, and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony. Most recently, two of his students advanced to the semi-finals of the prestigious Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival.
Originally from South Korea Mr. Jung Moo Lee is an active freelance tuba player and private teacher. He is a tuba player with Center Stage Brass and private instructor of Trinity High School, and Grapevine High School. He has performed with large ensembles, such as North Texas Wind Symphony, Meadows Wind Ensemble, North Texas Symphony Orchestra, and Daegu Symphony Orchestra, and chamber groups, such as Sounding Brass, Texas Dixieland Band, and North Texas Tuba Ensemble. Mr. Lee earned degrees from Kei-Myung University (BM: Tuba Performance), University of North Texas (MM: Tuba Performance), and Southern Methodist University (MM: Instrumental Conducting) each with a full scholarship, and currently he is working on his dissertation for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UNT. He was a Teaching Fellow at UNT for teaching undergraduate and graduate tuba students, coaching brass chamber ensembles, and conducting undergraduate tuba/euphonium ensemble. His primary tuba teachers are Don Little, a regent professor of tuba at UNT, and Matt Good, a Principal tuba player of Dallas Symphony and tuba professor at SMU.
Eric Martin is an in-demand performer, educator, and composer living in the Dallas area. He is currently teaching in the Coppell school district. In addition to these schools, he also acts as the front ensemble director and arranger for the University of Texas at Arlington Marching Band. His compositions have been premiered across the country, including at such events as the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference. Eric is also the author of the book Sight-Reading Skills for the Mallet Percussionist published by K. Wylie Publications. As a performer, Eric has shared the stage with such musicians as Elvis Costello, Maureen McGovern, Glen Campbell, Rosana Eckert, and Ed Smith. He currently performs with his own Eric Martin Trio.