Private Lessons

The optional private lesson program at Rogers Middle School is an integral part of the individual progress and achievement of each student. Each lesson offers your child a unique experience that he or she cannot receive during a regular classroom setting. Private lessons are held either before school, during the student’s band class, or after school based on the student’s availability and private teacher’s schedule.  Each in-class lesson is half the school period or 22 minutes in length, of which your student will have 100% of the instructor’s attention. Each lesson consists of a weekly one-on-one instructional period with an instrumental specialist who will develop an individualized plan for each student based on ability, progress and desire. Each private lesson teacher has been selected by the directors and have gone through background checks with the district.

Private lessons are highly encouraged for all students regardless of their age and ability level. The most successful student musicians come from strong private lesson programs and tend to progress at a faster rate. The directors believe strongly in the private lesson program and believe that it is a worthwhile endeavor for each student to explore.

We have a limited amount of financial aid for students throughout the school year. Parents will need to reapply each year to request consideration for private lesson financial aid, even if the student received financial aid from the previous year. We do this to help keep our records up to date and to ensure the need still remains. The application is available on the band website at www.rogersband.com/financial-aid-for-private-lessons. All completed applications should be sent directly to Mr. Ferman. If you have any questions about private lessons, please contact any of the directors.

Private Lesson Staff

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Stephanie Kalina - Flute

(817) 880-4205

University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Music – Flute Performance

 

University of Texas at Arlington
Master of Music – Flute Performance

Ashley Rollins - Oboe

www.arollinsoboe.weebly.com

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Music – Oboe Performance

 

University of North Texas
Master of Music – Oboe Performance

Dasom Nam - Clarinet

469-441-9545

University of Texas
Bachelor of Music

 

Eastman School of Music
Master of Music – Clarinet Performance

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

DMA - Clarinet Performance/Literature (in progress)

Preston Lewis - Saxophone

817-266-0955

Texas Christian University

Bachelor of Music Education

Texas Christian University

Master of Music - Saxophone Performance

Kevin Jones - Bassoon

972-978-4771

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Music – Music Education

 

University of North Texas
Master of Music – Bassoon Performance

(in progress)

Kevin Ford - Saxophone

940-453-4901

University of North Texas

Bachelor of Music Education

 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Master of Music - Saxophone Performance

Julia Stulting-Flores - Trumpet 

214-674-1953

Angelo State University

Bachelor of Music - Music Education

 

Amanda Bateman - Trumpet

University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music Education

 

University of North Texas
Masters in Music – Trumpet Performance

(in progress)

Tyler Wang - Horn

Northeastern University(China)
Bachelor of Music - French horn Performance


University of North Texas
Master of Music - French horn Performance

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Tony Bianchetta - Trombone

(940) 300-0071

Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts – Trombone Performance

 

University of North Texas
Master of Musical Arts – Trombone Performance

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts(ABD) – Trombone Performance

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Dr. Jason Oliver - Euphonium

University of Central Florida
Bachelors of Music

 

University of New Mexico
Masters of Music

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts

Jung-Moo Lee - Tuba

(972) 672-3871

College of Music at Kei-Myung University
Bachelor of Music – Tuba Performance

 

University of North Texas
Master of Musical Arts – Tuba Performance

University of North Texas
Doctor of Musical Arts(ABD) – Tuba Performance

Dan Allen - Percussion

214-282-8855

Texas Christian University

Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering

Minor in Music

Justin Matthews - Percussion

University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music – Percussion Performance