Private Instruction

Students at all levels are strongly encouraged to study on their primary instrument or voice with a private instructor. The one-on-one student/mentor environment allows for tutoring tailored to the areas in which a student needs the most work and allows that student to improve at his or her own pace. This sort of tutoring outside of ensemble class time allows the student to accelerate progress on mastery of their instrument and to be exposed to a rich tradition of solo and ensemble material written for their instrument or voice part.

Students who are considering studying or participating in music at the college level, or who are interested in serving in a leadership role for their section should study privately through all four years of high school, but students of all grade and interest levels can benefit greatly from doing so. Students who are interested in beginning private study are welcome to ask their director for teacher recommendations. The Music Department will make every effort to provide assistance to families who are concerned about costs associated with obtaining private instruction for their child.

The list of teachers that follows is not a complete listing of private teachers in the area, but rather a selection of several teachers with whom our students and faculty have had positive working relationships in the past. Please feel free to ask for further suggestions. Additionally, in order to ensure that you find a good match in a private teacher, we recommend that you schedule one or two lessons if possible with a teacher before committing to working with them long-term. Parents and students are ultimately responsible for making sure that a private teacher is right for them, so choose carefully!

Instruction on all common wind, string and keyboard instruments, as well as ensemble workshop classes and a wide range of ensembles and other enrichment opportunities are also available through South Shore Conservatory in Hingham and Duxbury.  For more information about their offerings or to schedule an appointment, visit www.sscmusic.org or call (781)749-7565.

Flute
Lea Botta: 508-733-5929
Donald Zook (SSC): 781-749-7565

Clarinet
Steve Bell: stephen.bell@enc.edu
Dave Cross (SSC): 781-749-7565

Saxophone
Mary Jo Running: mary.running@norwellschools.org
Glenn Silvia: 781-829-2282

Oboe
Sally Davenport (SSC): 781-749-7565
Elizabeth England (SSC): 781-749-7565

Bassoon
Janet Underhill (SSC): 781-749-7565

French Horn
Bob Ferrante: bobferrante@comcast.net
Marina Krickler: marina_krickler@hotmail.com
Megan Riccio (SSC): 781-749-7565

Trumpet
Dan Lasdow: 508-728-5314
Rob Reustle (SSC): 781-749-7565
Pat Stout: 781-934-2979

Trombone/Euphonium
Paul Ketchen: pketchen@hanoverschools.org
Sherry Lambert: 781-204-9069

Tuba
Sherry Lambert: 781-204-9069

Bass
Greg Silva: 781-986-8435/greg@gregsilva.net

Percussion/Drumset
Matt Graber: matthew.graber@norwellschools.org
Chris Reid: 781-545-8184
Ed Sorrentino (SSC): 781-749-7565

Voice
Carol Cybulska: 781-582-8243
Furong Gardner (SSC): 781-749-7565
Lorna Jane Norris (SSC): 781-749-7565
Katrina Potts: k_potts@duxbury.k12.ma.us

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