Approved List of Lessons Teachers

Private instruction is a highly valuable resource to all developing musicians. Having a private teacher outside the regular school day will transform your playing, and set you up for success for auditions throughout the school year. Colleges and universities are looking to award music scholarships to deserving students who have excelled on his or her instrument. Almost all students who are awarded scholarships for music take private lessons. See the list below and ask Ms. Powell if you have any additional questions.   


Gena Turpin - Retired Band Director at Walhalla Middle School

Lea Kibler - Applied Lecturer, Flute at Clemson University


Amanda Young - Band Director at West-Oak Middle School

Dr. Eric Lapin: Director of Artistic Initiatives & Applied Lecturer, Clarinet at Clemson

Desiree Werth - Affiliate Professor of Clarinet at SWU


Bruce Caldwell - Affiliate Professor of Saxophone at SWU

BJ Callahan - Performing Artist and Music Teacher


Bruce Whisler - Trumpet Professor at Clemson University

Jeremy Rish - Music Education Major at SWU - Trumpet

French Horn:


Laurie Parsons - Affiliate Professor of Horn at SWU

Trombone / Euphonium / Tuba: 

Wesley Day - Affiliate Professor of Theory, Aural Skills, and Trombone at SWU

Dustin Bays - Private Lessons Instructor for Trumpet, Euphonium and Tuba


William Flynn - Director of Percussion at West-Oak High School