STAFF AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS
WESTGLADES BANDS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRIVATE INSTRUCTORS

Private lessons are the best way to improve dramatically on an instrument. Private lessons allow students to receive 100% individualized instruction from a professional. It is highly recommended to take weekly one-hour private lessons once you begin playing an instrument.

Anyone can claim to be a "music instructor" or give private lessons on an instrument. To ensure that your child receives the best private instruction for your money, I have listed below some reputable teachers in our area that we recommend based on their credentials and teaching experience.

FLUTE

Ms. Ronnie Rothchild (Westglades Clinician, Professional Flutist and Teacher): 954-648-2383
Ms. Mary Papit (Music Teacher at Welleby Elementary School, Professional Flutist): 954-593-7751
Ms. Jessey Andris (Professional Flutist, Band Director at St. Marks School): 352-262-1938

OBOE

Marco Navarrete (Westglades Clinician, Principal Oboe Symphony of the Americas): 954-309-5730

BASSOON

Mr. Michael Di Gregorio (Professional Bassoonist and Teacher): 305-215-8397
Ms. Cerise Sutton (Professional Bassoonist and Teacher): 954-600-3871
Mr. Robert Losinno (Profession Bassoonist and Teacher): 954-587-3580

CLARINET/SAXOPHONE

Ms. Mindy Zimmerman (Westglades Clinician, Professional Clarinetist and Teacher): 954-742-6164
Mr. Luis Piccinelli (Band Director at Coral Springs MS): 954-274-4854
Mr. Jim Hammond (Band Director at Lyons Creek MS): 954-683-5967

TRUMPET

Mr. John Laing (Westglades Clinician, retired band director, professional teacher): 954-213-8668
Mr. Doug Michaels (Former Member of Miami Sound Machine, professional teacher): 305-299-9033
Mr. Mike Shaw (All County Music rep., former US Marine Band Member, professional teacher): 954-651-4365

HORN

Mr. John Laing (Westglades Clinician, retired band director, professional teacher): 954-213-8668
Ms. Holly Ballard (Professional Horn Player and Teacher): 954-648-9908
Mr. Jeff Fleishman (Owner of Boca Music Academy, Professional Horn Player and Teacher): 561-479-4379

LOW BRASS (TROMBONE/EUPHONIUM/TUBA)

Mr. Bill Muter (Westglades Clinician, Former Member of BLAST!, Professional and Teacher): 561-866-8822
Ms. Emily Nichols (Westglades Clinician, Professional and Teacher): 321-439-7617
Mr. Matt Villa (Band Director in Miami area, lives in Coral Springs): 954-907-8800
Mr. Paul Sinclair (Professional Tubist): 954-614-4567
Ms. Marissa Wites (Former Band Director at Pompano HS): 754-800-4313
Gary Kaback (Trombonist): [email protected]

PERCUSSION

Mr. Rick Morales (Westglades Clinician, professional percussionist and teacher): 954-805-0381
Mr. Roy Fantel (Professional percussionist and teacher): 954-288-0765
Mr. Jason Bloom (Stoneman Douglas Percussion Instructor): 754-224-7417