Private Lesson Information
PRIVATE LESSONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!
An essential part of any successful band program is a strong private lesson program. Private lessons will be offered in person at McKamy Unlike tutoring, private lessons are not needed just for those students that may be struggling. Private lessons are for every student. In class, we are not able to give your student individualized attention as much as we would like. Private lessons are a chance for your child to have lessons with a specialist on their instrument and have instruction that is geared specifically for each student. Students that may be struggling can get the extra help to improve, but the average to advanced players can get instruction to advance further and keep them challenged outside of class.
Our private lesson staff has been hired by the McKamy band staff and has completed the LISD background checks. These teachers are highly qualified professionals that will work closely
with the band directors to help each student progress. The LISD has implemented a pay scale for all people who teach private lessons on an LISD campus. The length of lesson will be
determined by the lesson teacher’s schedule and the class period.
Degreed Teacher: 30 minute lesson - $22.00
22 minute lesson - $18.00
Students that are interested in private lessons may click the teacher's name and email them. Please contact a band director if you have any questions.
Time Requests: The private lesson staff will do their best to honor your time request based on the time they receive your email.
We look forward to having our students involved in the private lesson program!
Private Lessons FAQ:
Why should we enroll in private lessons?
Enrolling in private lessons is the biggest predictor of a student's musical success. Students can get individually tailored instruction to address their individual needs.
Aren't private lessons just for kids who are struggling?
On the contrary, private lessons are great for ALL students who want to get the most out of their music education. Students who are struggling can get additional help, students who are achieving at a high level can move at a faster rate, and students somewhere in the middle can really excel!
When do private lessons happen?
Private lessons will happen In-Person and can be scheduled during band class, before and after school.
How long does a lesson last?
Students taking lessons during class will have 1/3 of a class period.(Approximately 30 minutes). Students taking lessons before/after school will have 30 minute lessons.
How much do private lessons cost?
Each lesson costs $22, whether it's before school, after school, or during class.
How do we sign up?
Click the Private Teacher's name on the right to send them a request.
McKamy Private Lesson Staff
(Click on instructors name to email)
Ottawa University, Bachelor of Arts; History
Wichita State University, Master of Music in Performance
University of North Texas, Doctor of Musical Arts; Flute Performance (in progress)
University of North Texas, Bachelor of Music,
Single Studies Elder Conservatorium, in Adelaide, Australia
Anna May Ghaly
University of Kansas, Bachelor of Music,
Wichita State University, Master of Music,
Towson University, Bachelors of Science,
University of North Texas, Masters and Doctorate of Music, Clarinet Performance.
McNeese State University, Bachelor of Music
University of North Texas, Master of Music in Performance
University of North Texas, Doctor of Musical Arts;
Clarinet Performance (in progress)
Indiana University, Bachelor's of Music
University of North Texas, Masters and Doctorate of Music, Saxophone Performance
Najera Trumpet Studio Website
Lamar University, Bachelor of Music,
Southern Methodist University, Bachelors of Music, Trumpet Performance
The Juilliard School, Masters of Music,
University of North Texas, Master of Music,
Southern Methodist University, Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance
Northwestern University, Master of Music, Trombone Performance
Illinois State University, Bachelor of Music; Music Education & Euphonium Performance
University of Georgia, Master of Music;
Arizona State University, Bachelor of Music;
Arizona State University, Master of Music;
Baylor University, Bachelor of Music,
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Master of Music,
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Music, Music Education
Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Master of Music, Music Performance