Private lessons are offered through the Howard Band Program and are available to every band student.  The private lesson staff includes educators that are hand-picked by the directors.  Students benefit from weekly one-on-one instruction.  The private teacher is able to design a program that meets each individual student's needs, allowing each student to progress at his/her own rate.  Professional teachers on each instrument are able to teach these lessons during band class and before or after school.

Much of the success throughout the Howard Band Program can be attributed to the private lesson program and the superior private lesson staff.  More importantly, much of the success of our individual students is due to the private lessons.  The high number of students enrolled in the program at Howard has allowed a high standard of performance to be maintained. Supplemental lessons are not required but are strongly recommended.

Reason for private lessons:
  1. Desire to learn more about the instrument
  2. Desire to move faster than in the classroom
  3. Desire to learn more repertoire
  4. Opportunity to be taught 1-on-1 by a professional instrumentalist
Howard Private Lesson Instructors

Jennifer Sanders, flute
B.M. University of Miami
M.M University of North Texas

Nick Lopez, clarinet
Phone(214) 282-8498
B.M. Texas Christian University

Jonathan Polanco, saxophone
Phone: (972) 268-5785
B.M. University of Texas at Arlington

Reid Tanouye, trumpet
Phone: (970) 590-2828
B.M. University of Northern Colorado
M.M. University of Louisville

Eric Breon, horn
Phone: (918) 618-2494
B.M. University of North Texas
M.M. Southern Methodist University

Robert Garcia, trombone/euphonium
Phone: (817) 229-3284
B.M. New Mexico State University

Kevin West, percussion

Phone: (601) 879-0945
B.M. Mississippi State

M.M. A&M Commerce