Private Lessons

 Call for woodwind instruction information at 509-456-0376

SOUTH

Larry Jess — Trumpet (509-448-2731)

Larry has been teaching at the store since we moved to this location in 1985. Previous to having his private studio here at the store, Larry taught at all three major Universities in town, Eastern, Gonzaga, and Whitworth. Larry has had an illustrious performing career, which has taken him on tour with Gunther Schuller’s “New England Ragtime Ensemble,” and performances with artists including Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Moody Blues, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, The King Family, Maureen McGovern, Natalie Cole, Ben Vereen, Dukes of Dixieland, Al Hirt, The Fifth Dimension and numerous others. He currently plays principal trumpet for the Spokane Symphony and also plays around Spokane with various brass ensembles, including Spokane Brass Works Brass Quintet, St. John’s Cathedral Brass, and Clarion Brass Choir.

 

Kelly Bogan — Piano, Guitar, Banjo (509-744-9861)

Classically trained in piano with Margeret Saunders Ott, Kelly attended WSU and graduated from EWU. He studied jazz with Seattle musician Dave Peck, and produced OPUS 1, a composer’s forum. Kelly performs with the bluegrass band The Brown’s Mountain Boys, and with the jazz group The Basement Jazz Quartet.

Bob Evans — Guitar, Bass, Sax (509-939-9423)

With a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Bob has performed with military active duty bands for 30 years. He has toured England, Australia, Vietnam and the U.S. as a military bandsman. Bob currently performs with several jazz ensembles in the Spokane area.

John Brogan — Piano, Percussion, Drums (509-448-0841)

John studied music at EWU, performed with the Spokane Symphony, Spokane Jazz Orchestra and the British Brass Band. He is now retired from a career in the military band program. John currently performs with numerous professional ensembles.

Nathan Westlund — Trombone (509-205-1021) A highly skilled teacher who works in the West Valley school district.   2018 article in the Spokesman about Nathan.

 

Davis Hill — Jazz & Classical Piano (509-828-7910, davishill@gmail.com)

Classically trained in piano with Kendall Feeney, Davis studied jazz locally with Don Goodwin and Brian Ward, and with Dick Cady in Seattle. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from EWU, where he studied with Jonathan Middleton and Benjamin L. Robertson. Davis has played jazz with many different groups, including dates in NYC, Reno, and all across Washington state. He has been a college English and French tutor for many years.

To schedule lessons on the South Side please contact each teacher directly.