Would you like to improve your playing skills more quickly?

How about a higher chair in your section? Maybe move up from Symphonic II to Symphonic I? Make all state band? Get ready for college auditions and playing at the next level?

Increase your confidence as a performer and musical “leader”?

Individual lessons are strongly encouraged for all band students. They provide an avenue through which the student receives specific feedback, correctives, and reinforcement of proper playing techniques from a professional performer on their instrument in a one-to-one setting, once a week.

Check out the listing of instructors; each of them is a fine performer and teacher in their own right. Most are also currently employed as section coaches with our program–so you know them already!

If you are studying privately already–keep it up! If not, consider giving one of these folks a call.


Each of these instructors currently works with students at OCHS as section coaches or private instructors; many have been with us for years. All have completed background checks. Contact them directly if you are interested in individual lessons.

Flute
Charlotte Roth 859-663-1742 (OCHS section instructor)
     
Oboe/Bassoon
Jayne Drummond 206-919-3899 (OCHS oboe section instructor)
Heather Kulengowski 502-758-5569 (OCHS/UK grad; bassoon section instructor)
Roger Soren 592-396-0460 (Skype lessons; Denver Symphony)
     
Clarinet
Angela Soren 502-396-9190 (OCHS sectional instructor; individual lessons)
Carrie RavenStem 812-309-1477 (Individual lessons—taught out of home)
Brad Rogers 502-225-9891 (OCHS Band director)
     
Saxophone
Brandon Bell   (OCHS saxophone section instructor) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Matt Lund 502-939-9480 (Crestwood Elementary music teacher)
     
Trumpet
Blake Herron 270-469-8401 (OCHS trumpet section instructor; individual lessons) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     
French Horn
Colin Dorman 205-862-5557 (OCHS horn section instructor)
     
Trombone
Mark Kersting 502-608-9941 (OCHS trombone section instructor)
     
Euphonium/Tuba
Chris Schmidt 270-998-0160 (OCHS Low Brass instructor-tuba/euphonium)
     
Percussion
Jeremy McMonigle 502-724-6374 (OCHS percussion sectional instructor/individual lessons) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shela Vilardell 502-417-8828 (individual lessons) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.