NOTE: The 2021-2022 Private Lesson Enrollment Form will open on August 3rd. To enroll your incoming 7th or 8th grade child in private lessons, please contact your child’s lesson teacher directly.

Incoming 6th grade band students interested in private lessons please contact Ms. Taylor for more information.

Private Lesson Information and Enrollment Form

Private lessons are a vital element in a student’s musical life. The opportunity to study privately with a professional musician is one of the most important factors to an individual student’s success. These professionals provide detailed, specific, one-on-one instruction, tailored for your child.  Think of it like having a personal trainer, but in band class! Private lessons challenge the advanced students and accelerate students who need extra attention. We have a very high percentage of our students enrolled in private lessons and want to make it even higher!

Private Lessons are typically taught at Highland Park Middle School, either before, during, or after school, depending on the teacher’s schedule.  Scheduling preference is usually first come, first serve.  Lessons are 25 – 30 minutes (half of a class period, pending the length of the class), per week, at a cost of $22 per lesson.  This fee is set by the HPISD Fine Arts Department and is based on comparable fees for the DFW area.  The student makes payments directly to the teacher.

***Scholarships are available for families in need of financial assistance.  Please reach out to Ms. Taylor directly if your child is in need of financial assistance for private lessons.  Financial concerns should not impede involvement in private lessons.

If you are not currently taking lessons, please consider doing so!!! Remember, private lessons are offered as an enrichment activity and are not required for most instruments.  Though optional, please consider private lessons as a necessary part of the band program.

Private Lesson Staff

InstrumentTeacherContact
Flute Margo Strull(972) 740.0647
mstrull@aol.com
OboeAbigail Hawthornehawthorne.abigail@gmail.com
BassoonLeslie Massenburg(469) 387.7358
lesliebassoon@gmail.com
ClarinetRobin Moffett(469) 438.4592 
robinmoffett18@gmail.com
SaxophoneDr. Andrew Martzandrew.martz85@gmail.com
TrumpetLuke Wingfieldlukeauwing@gmail.com
TrumpetDaniel Geronadanielgeronamusic@gmail.com
French Horn Rachelle Huffman (815) 209.8133
huffmanrachelle92@gmail.com
TromboneJacob Muzquiz         (903) 513.8595 
jmuzquiz@gmail.com
TromboneDillon Dingwelldillondingwell@ymail.com
EuphoniumJarrod Robertson(972) 839.9684
tubajrod@sbcglobal.net
TubaJarrod Robertson(972) 839.9684
tubajrod@sbcglobal.net
PercussionTBATBA

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