Private Lesson Program

 

Private lessons are a fantastic way to ensure your child’s success and enjoyment in band! Students who study privately progress so much more quickly due to the individualized and specialized instruction that the private teacher is able to provide. The most successful band programs in our area and around the country can trace their success back to the fact that a large percentage of their students take private lessons on their instruments, and this is the kind of band program we are capable of having here at Berry Middle School.  Students in private lessons not only tend to advance at a faster rate but also achieve a higher level of performance and enjoyment from music.

Below is a list of recommended private teachers. The price for lessons will vary from teacher to teacher. Please make sure that if your child does study privately (with someone not on this list) it should be with someone who is proficient on the instrument that he/she is teaching.

 

RECOMMENDED PRIVATE LESSON INSTRUCTORS

FLUTE

Tammi Powell                205-533-3333                      tammi@tapthebeat.com (private studio located in Hoover)
Barbara Harrington      205-266-6125                      barbnsteve34@bellsouth.net (studio near Berry Middle School/teaches at Berry)

 

OBOE

Kelly Newport                 205-424-8712                      oboist.kn@gmail.com (teaches at Berry during school hours)

 

BASSOON

Alex Zdanis                      858-735-0973                     (studio at Gadsden Music)

Dwight Houston              205-995-8376                    www.onpurposemusic.com (studio at Art’s Music)

 

CLARINET

Sandra Hill                                                                   sjohill@bellsouth.net (teaches at Berry during school hours)

Denise Gainey                 205-975-0558                   clarinet@uab.edu (clarinet professor at UAB)

Tabitha Robinson                                                       tabitharobinson09@gmail.com

Cheryl O’Brien                 205-4825037                    cherylleeobrien@gmail.com

SAXOPHONE

Sandra Hill                                                                   sjohill@bellsouth.net (teaches at Berry during school hours)

Gary Wheat                      205-586-5078                
Dwight Houston              205-995-8376                    www.onpurposemusic.com (studio at Art’s Music)

TRUMPET

Linda Warburton            912-424-2395                   bamabrass2@yahoo.com (studio at Art’s Music) 

Kris Lindley                                                                          klindley@hoover.k12.al.us (music specialist at RES)     

Dr. Joseph Ardovino       205-665-6670                   ardovinj@montevllo.edu (Director of Bands at the University of Montevallo)

Harry McAfee                  205-516-3909                   hmcafee@charter.net

 

FRENCH HORN

Cindy Chambless*              334-224-2039                      cynthia.ellen.simpson@gmail.com  (Berry sectional teacher)

Rebecca Hudson-Mooney  205-356-5006            hudson34676@gmail.com (teaches at Berry during school hours)                    

Steve Harrington                 205-980-5866             barbnsteve34@bellsouth.net  (studio near Berry Middle School)

 

TROMBONE/EUPHONIUM/TUBA

Rowdy Giles*                                                                       rowdeygiles@gmail.com (SPHS/Berry instructor)

Rich Culp                            205-586-3868                 rich@gadsdenmusic.com (studio at Gadsden Music, Southlake Center)

Michael Johnson               864-504-9212                 mjohnson35@samford.edu

Chad Fisher                       205-229-1180                 students@chadfishergroup.com

 

PERCUSSION

Brad Palmer                   205-529-1622                 bradleyvpalmer@gmail.com (Berry/SPHS Percussion Instructor)

Brandon Beck                                                                      info@bbeckpercussion.com              www.bbeckpercussion.com