Lessons


At Port Huron Music Center, We've got you Covered!

  • 10 Lesson Rooms
  • Private and Group lessons are available

We can accommodate your needs...

  • Want to Move up a Few Chairs?
  • Master a Particular Skill?
  • Lose Some Bad Habits?
  • Work With a Professional Instructor?
  • Get Ready For an Upcoming Competition?

We can help you!

With a Professional Instructor by your side, you can learn the easiest way to play the type of music that drives you. In just a short time you can be playing and enjoying the benefits of making music even if you have never payed before.



Greg C. - Guitar:
Rocking the clubs of Michigan and beyond is Greg Campbell. Greg has been playing guitar for a couple weeks now. Long weeks. Longer weekends! His fingers can fly and he knows all the hot licks you're dreaming about learning. His schedule is pretty full, you might have to wait in line, but when you're learning from a pro you're learning it right.

Dan L. - Guitar:
Dan has been teaching for over 20 years. He has taught all varieties from beginning guitar to advanced guitar, all age groups, rock to early 60’s. Dan has played with local bands for many years and is looking forward to teaching you or your child to play and enjoy playing the guitar.

Chris P. - Guitar/Banjo:
Chris has been playing guitar since 1963. He studied Music Theory at Wayne State University and classical guitar at Joe Fava Studios. Chris began teaching music in 1981. An accomplished and professional musician, Chris teaches Electric and Acoustic Guitar; Finger styles including Folk, Blues, Country and Jazz Styles; and 5-String Banjo; Bluegrass and Ragtime Styles. Listen to Chris play, and you’ll want lessons too!

Steve S. - Guitar:
Rock, Metal, Blues, Slide, Classical, Jazz, Real Book, TAB, Bluegrass, Country, Chet Atkins styles, Theory, Improvisation, and Arrangements! Steve has also been the Staff Classical Guitar Instructor at St. Clair County Community College since 1979. Steve obtained his Liberal Arts Degree in Music at Wayne State University. Steve has also performed at Montreux Jazz Festival in Detroit and was the solo performer at the Victorian Inn for six years.

Michael S. - Flute:
Michael received a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He pursued further advanced study at Michigan State University under the guidance of Eugene Corporon, (the current director of Wind Music at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.) Michael has taught in the secondary schools in Pennsylvania and Delaware and has taught in the Port Huron Area School District.

Jo S. - Flute:
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Jo is a well established flutist throughout the Midwest for performing, teaching, and directing flute clinics. Currently, Jo can be found performing in the International Symphony Orchestra, Cushion Concerts for schools, flute choirs, and woodwind quartets.

Laura L. - Flute: Laura is a 2009 graduate of PHNHS. She attends SC4, where she plays the flute in the Symphonic Band. She recently earned her associates degree in Liberal Arts and would like to continue her education in either elementary education or music.

David S. - Oboe: David is the former principal oboist with the International Symphony Orchestra. He held that position for 18 years. He is a graduate of DePauw University in Indiana (BM) and Indiana University (MM) where he was assistant to Jerry Sirucek teaching and performing on oboe. David's performance career began in 1953 with Gilbert Boerema, the principal oboist with the WGN studio orchestra in Chicago. He has been principal with many orchestras in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois. Before coming to Port Huron in 1973, David performed with the South Bend Symphony, the Indiana University Philharmonic and as a member of the faculty quintet for six years at Illinois State University. David has taught from junior high through college and was a band director for 15 years in the Port Huron Area School District.

Lynnea M. - Clarinet: Lynnea has played clarinet for over 20 years. She played principal and second clarinetist for multiple honors and all star bands.  She was a full-time member of the Sault Symphony Orchestra for 4 years, and in 2009 professionally joined the Marquette Symphony Orchestra. While playing in Marquette, Lynnea worked with local high school band directors and began teaching privately. She recently moved to the Blue Water area and now has joined the staff at PHMC.  Lynnea teaches using an individualized approach, combining multiple methodology techniques for a learning environment unique to the abilities of each student.

Andrew B. - Saxophone:
Andrew has been a saxophone player since 5th grade, more than 15 years ago. He progressed through high school, joining the Marching Band and Jazz Bands. During his college years, he joined the Jazz Band where he strengthened his enthusiasm and love for jazz by excelling at improvisation. Andrew is very passionate about music and continues to enjoy playing and teaching the saxophone. He is wholly invested in sharing his enthusiasm for the saxophone with others.

Liz P. - Saxophone:
Liz joined band in elementary school and played throughout high school. Upon graduation she joined the U.S. Marine Corps Band for 20 years and traveled throughout the United States and the Far East. The experience was wonderful as she played with people from all over the world. Liz returned to Michigan and plays with her community church.  She has a passion for music and would like to share that passion with you.

Dave K. - Trumpet:
Dave has his Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Education at Wayne State University, and has studied trumpet with the former principal trumpet player of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Dave has taught lessons for over 30 years on trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba. He has played professional trumpet for over 40 years and has taught middle school band for over 20 years.
 
Bob G. - Piano:
Bob began taking organ lessons at the age of 8, and began his study of classical piano and jazz in his early teens. Under the direction of Richard Sharp from the Julliard School of Music, Professor Romeo Fracalanza, and Mary Miller, Bob has studied Piano, Organ, Theory, and Harmony. He has performed with a variety of bands and as a solo artist, playing public and private engagements in and out of Michigan. He is affiliated with the Music Teaches National Association, the Michigan Music Teachers Association, and the Port Huron Music Teachers Association.

Lori C-Piano:  Music has always been a part of Lori’s life. Her parents were involved with music, and she began studying piano at a young age. While in High School, she took lessons in organ and piano, and continued both during her college years. Lori has an undergraduate degree in education, with majors in music (piano and organ performance, pedagogy, church music leadership, and school music) and math. She has a Master’s Degree in School Administration. In Chicago, she owned and ran a private piano studio for 26 years.Currently, Lori is the Minister of Music at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Flint, as well as teaching private piano lessons here at the Port Huron Music Center.

 

Geno K. - Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Voice: I started my journey in music when I decided to take lessons on the violin, at the age of 5. I played for many years in both the Dearborn Youth Symphony and the Livonia Youth Symphony. My passion for the violin was tested as I worked tirelessly to compete in the Great Lakes Regional-American Guild of Music Competition, where I was awarded 1st place in multiple categories, for many consecutive years. While attending Henry Ford College in Dearborn, I was awarded a scholarship for the vocal program. I completed an Associate of Arts-Music, with a concentration in Vocal performance. I have spent the last 10 years teaching students from 3 to 70 years of age. I have taught Violin, Viola, Cello, Mandolin, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano and Voice. I like to take a calm and caring approach with students, while instilling in them good technique and practice habits. I will give my students as much as they can handle, instilling in them the passion for music that is in me. It’s always a great reward..

 

Katerina P. - Violin : Beginning music lessons as a small child in Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union, Katerina spent every school year in music-focused program and learned violin, cello and piano. She progressed to becoming a teacher and performer of classical music. She worked as a violin teacher and an orchestra musician in state-run music schools and orchestra in Almaty, Kazakhstan. By 2004 Katerina moved to the U.S. and began working as a private instructor for violin, viola, piano and cello. She is a former member of first violin section in the ISO.

 

Randy C. - Trumpet : Mr. Randy Casteel has a B.A. and M.A. in music education and trumpet performance, studying at the Univ. Michigan, Univ. of Texas, and Wayne State Univ. He has studied with internationally renowned classical and jazz trumpet teachers. He has toured with many groups and artist such as; Doc Severinsen, Marie Osmond, Temptations, and many more. Randy can be heard on numerous records, PBS specials, documentary films and local band, orchestras and theater such the Fox theater, Fisher theater, Masonic Temple and venues all around the US. Mr. Casteel has taught music, band and choir for 35 years at all levels- kindergarten through High school. Including Trumpet Professor and director of Jazz Studies at Macomb College. Mr. Casteel has been an active performer for over 45 years as a first call trumpet player in Michigan and around the US. Teaching philosophy- Excellence comes from the mastery of the fundamentals and for students to learn to teach themselves through guided instruction. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.


 

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