Private Instructors

The success of every outstanding band program depends on the quality of the players as well as the determination of the band students to give that extra effort. Top school band programs across the state typically have large numbers of the students studying privately. Excellent private teachers take the student to the next level, many times teaching finer points that will never be covered in a class setting.

The directors will always strive to give as much individual attention to each student, but time constraints, and with the size of our band program, the directors do not reach each individual as often as needed. Students in the OMMS bands are fortunate to be part of a unique and wonderful private lesson program that has become integral to the success of the OMMS Bands. The instructors are interviewed and approved by the band directors. Those students signing up for lessons should contact one of our private teachers to make scheduling arrangements.

Barbara Harrington
Flute
266-6125

Ann Edwards
Flute
crm114@juno.com

Erin McDow
erinmcdow@gmail.com
205-281-6202

Kelly Newport
Oboe
oboist.kn@gmail.com

Erin Lyon
Oboe
eringracelyon@gmail.com
334-868-4798

Caroline Cook (OMHS student)
cac1227@bellsouth.net
205-213-6161

Heather Atkins
Clarinet
hatkins@shelbyed.org

Cheryl O’Brien
Clarinet
482-5037

Ben Posey
Trumpet
542-6270

Bart Jones
Trumpet
995-0204

Joseph Smith
Trumpet
960-7269

Jon Croy
French Horn
529-8737

Steve Harrington
French Horn
980-5866

Noah Barnett (OMHS student)
ndbeuphonium@gmail.com
205-451-7086

Jeff Koonce
Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba
585-5228

Chanse Nelson
Percussion
(205)937-5443
chanse.nelson@gmail.com

Kevin Ownby
Percussion
370-4873