Private Lessons

Private lessons are not required for CHS band students, but are strongly encouraged as they contribute greatly to each students’ musical growth. Students are responsible for finding a private teacher.  A list of local teachers is provided on this bands website to assist in pursuing a private teacher. Attention to details particular to your instrument, such as alternate fingerings, trills, tuning, tone production, vibrato, etc., cannot always be addressed by the director in a large ensemble setting. A private instructor guides students in their technique, musicality, embouchure development, etc. that will greatly improve each individuals playing. The quality of the school band program relies on the musical growth of its members. In fact, the need for individual instruction is even greater as a student grows musically and technically. In most of the finest ensembles in America, the students take private lessons. A list of recommended instructors is also available from the director.

INSTRUMENTTEACHER NAMEEMAIL ADDRESSPHONELOCATION
FluteDr. Molly York.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)616-717-2859ISU
FluteSarah Jackson.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-251-3179Pocatello
FluteJune CannonNA208-782-0321Blackfoot
FluteElizabeth Bolinger.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-251-4065Pocatello
ClarinetDr. Shandra Helman.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-282-3024ISU
ClarinetKarie Tolman.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-220-1672Pocatello
ClarinetChris Rhoades.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 208-847-5922Pocatello
OboeSusan Hughes.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-221-6263Pocatello
SaxophoneDouglas Withrow.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)emailPocatello
SaxophoneHayden Holbrook.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-317-6877Pocatello
TrumpetTom Banyas.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-233-5590Pocatello
TrumpetAllen TrippNA208-785-5906Blackfoot
HornMichael Helman.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-904-1442Pocatello
TromboneDr. Patrick Brooks.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-282-3636ISU
EuphoniumEvan Chivers.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-559-7793ISU
TubaBill Smith.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-282-3636ISU
PercussionDr. Thom Hasenpflug.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-282-3705ISU
PercussionThaddeus Ferrin.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-403-3112Pocatello
PercussionJake Knievel.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)208-760-7455ISU