Private Teachers

The teachers listed below are available for private lessons (click on link).

To schedule lessons, either during school (band period, lunch period, study hall), after school at NCHS or outside of school hours at a private studio**, please contact the teacher directly for availability. District 203 sets the private teacher fee and collects it, in advance, one quarter at a time. The district, in turn, pays the private teachers. Please fill out and return the Lesson Form to your private teacher at the start of each quarter. Click here for the form.

If you would like additional contact information for the following teachers please contact DJ Alstadt or click on the teacher’s name to email directly.

NCHS Bands Private Lesson Teachers


SPECIALITY                 NAME                     LOCATION                                  PHONE

Bassoon                        **Ms. Kim Richter             NCHS & Off Campus    (630) 369-5679

Flute                              Ms. Jan Frank                    NCHS                               (630) 210-4713

French Horn                Ms. Carrie Jancik              NCHS                               (630) 247-5609

Guitar & Bass              Mr. Brien O’Callaghan      NCHS                               (312) 882-4848

Percussion                   Mr. Tim Berg                       NCHS                               (847) 323-1629

Clarinet                        Mrs. Lacy Garber                NCHS                               (847) 302-1402

Saxophone                   Mr. Alex Beltran                 NCHS                              (630) 240-0856

Trumpet                       Dr. Mark Ponzo                   NCHS                              (847) 340-8859

**Teachers who give lessons off campus must be contacted directly and paid according to their rates. They are not restricted to District 203 prices for lessons.