LDMS Private Lesson Program

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    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.

     

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


     Flute:


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


    Oboe:

    Abigail Espinosa
    Freelance professional oboist 


    Bassoon:

    Caden Ridge
    Doctoral 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 


    Saxophone

    Trek Boyland
    Doctor of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance, University of North Texas


    Trumpet:

    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

    Thai-Tu Nguyen

    Freelance Professional Trombonist


    Percussion:

    Nicholas Manyloun

    Bachelor of Music Education, University of North Texas