Much of the success of the Beechwood Band Program is due in a large part to our private lesson program. A large majority of our instructors have bachelors, masters, or doctorate degrees in music and perform in professional bands and orchestras in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.
Private lessons are an opportunity for your child to receive one on one help with a specialist on their particular instrument. Private lessons benefit young musicians of all ability levels. Students receive mostly group instruction during their band time. The larger bands often have a class size of anywhere from 40-50 students at one time. In order for a student to continue to develop their skills private lessons are strongly recommended by the directors. The more advanced student can move ahead of the class and continue to excel at their level, often learning skills and techniques that are very difficult to achieve in a full band situation. The less advanced student can benefit from lessons by receiving the extra attention that is needed to build confidence and continue to progress at a pace that is comfortable for them without the added pressure of keeping up with the class. Lesson teachers are able to spend time on specific needs of each individual.
We are very fortunate to be able to offer an outstanding lesson staff each with years of teaching experience. We hope that you will consider enrolling your child in private lessons. Please contact Mr. Bralley for more information about the Beechwood Bands lessons program.
Betty Douglas | Flute (CCM)
Julia Bobell | Oboe (CCM)
Jake Kaplan | Clarinet (MSU)
Carly Hood | Saxophone (CCM)
Bryan Crisp | Trumpet (CCM)
Natalie Sweasy | Horn (CCM)
Evan Hatter | Low Brass (CCM)
Anthony Gilleland (CSUF)
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM)
Morehead State University (MSU)
California State University Fullerton (CSFU)