Private lessons are strongly recommended for all students and expected of experienced players. Tallahassee is an excellent place to find private lessons teachers. Florida State University is an excellent resource and there are students and faculty available to teach just about any student at any level. Please see Ms. Haugen for private lesson suggestions.

Private lessons give the music student a chance to progress at an accelerated rate towards the mastery of his/her instrument. The private instructor is able to work with the student on an individual level, gearing the lessons to fit the specific needs of the performer. Students are able to hear the improvement in playing almost immediately, encouraging them not to “hide” or cover their areas of inexperience in the full ensemble by allowing stronger players to carry the weight of the section.