Revised Private Instructor List NOW AVAILABLE!

Post date: Dec 20, 2011 7:45:14 PM

Dear Parents,

Greetings! My name is Adam Gumble and I am the Director of Bands at Hempfield High School. While I have yet to meet many of you, I can honestly say that I am ecstatic that you have chosen to be a part of the band program here in the Hempfield School District! To the elementary students - congratulations on a FANTASTIC concert season! To the middle schoolers - GREAT work at Fall Band Night! And to the high schoolers - keep up the great work that I see each and every day!

Perhaps the greatest advantage that you could provide to your student is the opportunity to study with an accomplished professional on his/her instrument. Private lessons on a musical instrument are the best way to improve performance skills. The one-on-one approach allows the student to benefit from the individual attention as opposed to a teacher monitoring a class of over fifty! A recent survey of students in the All-State Honor Band revealed that close to 90% of the students in the band studied privately. Students are generally more inclined to practice diligently for a weekly music assignment and this discipline increases the student's enjoyment with their instrument. Most importantly, taking lessons will help improve your musical experience in the HSD and help YOU enjoy the lifelong gift of music!

We are fortunate in that there are a number of extremely competent musicians in our area who are also outstanding private instructors. Please see the attached "Approved Private Instructors" list to get you started. Instructors are listed in alphabetical order - if you are looking for more guidance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your home director or myself!

On behalf of all of the instrumental music teachers in the Hempfield School District, thank you once again for making the commitment to our program!

Adam Gumble

Director of Bands

Hempfield High School

Students are happier with private lessons! :)