PRIVATE LESSONS

 

Students in the HPHS band program are highly encouraged to take private lessons. Because the Highland Park Bands are devoted to the study and performance of wind literature, members of this organization must gain the individual technique that is essential to this experience. As a student becomes more proficient, his/her enjoyment of music increases. Each musician will find that as the quality of individual playing improves, a greater body of literature is available for study and exploration. These students are rewarded with a richer and more meaningful musical experience. 

 

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about private lessons.
Lessons taught ON campus

 

FLUTE

Julie Koidin

brazilflute@yahoo.com

847-933-9360

773-590-8717

 

BASSOON

Dianne Ryan

dianne.ryan@comcast.net

CLARINET          

Barbara Drapcho            

barbaradrapcho@gmail.com                     

(773) 209-8860

 

SAXOPHONE      

Jeremy Ruthrauff                

jsruthrauff@att.net                                        

(773) 369-1549

 

TRUMPET           

Chris O’Hara                      

TRPTMAN@aol.com

(781) 405-1399  

 

HORN                   

Parker Nelson

parkerplusmusic@gmail.com

(630) 854-6088

 

TROMBONE/EUPHONIUM/TUBA       

Emmy Rozanski

eroz23@gmail.com

(414) 241-5509

PERCUSSION     

Thomas Benko

tabdrums@gmail.com

 

JAZZ BASS & GUITAR

Jason Ellis

jasonellisbass@hotmail.com

(812) 327-8093

 

Lessons taught OFF campus

 

OBOE                   

Julie Kuscinski

(773) 794-9132

 

OBOE                   

Allison Gessner                

agessner.oboe@gmail.com  

 

CLARINET          

Walter Grabner                grabnerwg@gmail.com                                

(847) 266-8644

 

PIANO                  

Barry Rifkin                       www.barryrifkinstudio.com                       

(847) 831-3144

(847) 831-2681