It is impossible for us to overemphasize the positive impact of private lessons. Individual instruction is the best way to help students fulfill their potential. The benefit of a private lesson is weekly one on one instruction with a specialist on your particular instrument. A private instructor will immediately reinforce strengths and give specific instruction for improvement. Below are the links to lists of private lesson teachers at Waubonsie Valley and Metea Valley in addition to a list of other private teachers in the area that we are aware of.
There are two kinds of private lessons to consider.
1) Adult Private teachers - These are specialists on the instrument they teach and usually highly trained musicians who want to help and inspire students to succeed on their instrument.
2) Guided Practice Tutors - These are high school students from the high school orchestra program who have been trained by their teachers how to assist students to achieve success on their instrument. Guided Practice Tutors are a wonderful resource for younger musicians to help monitor their posture and encourage them to practice outside of school.
Individual private lessons are the best way for students to progress quickly on their instrument and help them maintain interest in their musical studies. Private teachers help students with everything from Solo and Ensemble Contest pieces to learning more advanced concepts on their instruments. Private lessons are perfect for giving students one-on-one musical attention. It is recommended that students take lessons once each week for 30 minutes. More advanced students may wish to take 45 min or 60 min. lessons. Several teachers are available to teach at each of the high schools. The School District does not endorse, employ or evaluate the following individuals as tutors. The School District is not responsible for coordinating or supervising tutor service. Any tutoring arrangements (including payment arrangements) are made between the parent/guardian and the tutor and are independent of the School District. Please note: Some teachers' schedules may be full at this time, while others will have openings. Please call the individual teacher to determine availability.
Adult Private Teachers
Guided Practice Tutors