Private Lessons


I have been teaching in the public schools in the Kenosha area for 26 years. While in college I had a full schedule private trumpet lessons, but several years ago I decided to open up a private lesson studio again. In the classroom I teach and play every instrument with confidence. In my private studio I teach all upper brass and single reed instruments and flute. While I was born and raised on trumpet, I believe that all teachers should play what they teach so over the decades I’ve developed skill on all the instruments and have led outstanding private students to great performances on trumpet, saxophone and clarinet on stage, in festivals and honors bands.

Due to the Covid-19 I am teaching most lessons via Zoom (please see the Virtual Lessons tab) but I do have a few in-person lessons in my home studio. Currently, my rates are $15 per 1/2 hour lesson. I prefer payment at the beginning of each month and I accept cash, check, or payment through Venmo or Apple Pay.

I bring the same personable and child-centered approach to my lessons that I use in my classroom, along with the instrument specific skills I’ve develop as a performer and as a repair technician. I strive to learn and assess each students strengths and weaknesses and prescribe material to strengthen those weakness and enhance the strengths. Parents should also know that I keep them informed when I feel a student has not been putting in the necessary effort.

If you are interested in private music lessons feel free to contact me through the information on the home page.

You may also head to my private lesson webpage below for more information. Or if you email me I can send you instructions on how to log in and register for lessons.

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