LDMS Private Lesson Program


    Our private lesson program is very critical to the success of the Lake Dallas Middle School Band. There is no way to make up for an opportunity when a student can obtain individualized instruction from a professional player on his or her respective instrument. Our private teachers make their living by performing professionally and by teaching private lessons and masterclasses. The lessons are $18 each (one lesson per week) and can be taken during the student's band class, before school, or after school. We will have the band room at LDHS open one day per week during the summer for lessons. Below is a list of our current private lesson staff.


    *For the 2020-2021 Fall Semester All Lessons will be offered virtually*

    LDMS Private Teaching Staff
    (Click on the teacher's name for a link to his or her email address)


    Sara Raviotta
    Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance, University of North Texas
    Phone: 940-390-9058 


    Maryanna Bryant
    Freelance professional oboist 
    Phone:  936-336-0859


    Dallas Lauderdale
    Master's student in bassoon performance, University of North Texas

    Clarinet, Bass Clarinet:

    Beth LaCroix
    Bachelor of Music in Music Education, University of North Texas
    Phone:  214-676-9823 


    Dr. Chiaki Hanafusa
    Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance, University of North Texas
    Phone:  940-594-0833


    Paul Stephens
    Master of Music in Music Education, Texas A&M University - Commerce
    Phone: 214-663-4759

    French Horn:

    Ben Raviotta 
    Doctor of Musical Arts in Horn Performance, University of North Texas
    Phone: 940-783-7388

    Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba:

    Shawn Clokey
    Master of Music in Trombone Performance, University of North Texas
    Phone:  972-814-8319