Central Junior High Private Lesson Staff

Private Lessons teachers are experts on their individual instrument(s.) Each teacher was selected to teach in our school by the band directors, then approved by the Director of Visual and Performing Arts. Lessons are twenty five minutes, once a week at a cost of $18.00 per lesson. Times are worked out between the parent and the private teacher. They are not required, and will not affect a student's grade. However, students who take this opportunity tend to progress at a much faster rate.




Susanna Hilliard was born in England and raised in the Boston area. Her musical training began at the age of seven with the recorder. At eleven, she switched to the oboe and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Musical Performance from the New School of Music in Philadelphia. Mrs. Hilliard studied with Stevens Hewitt and Louis Rosenblatt from the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as Elaine Douvas from the MET, and Eric Barr from the Dallas Symphony. She has performed recitals in Italy, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Dallas, and soloed with orchestras in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. She currently has a studio of about 50 students a week, and plays oboe and English horn regularly in three symphony orchestras: the Irving Symphony, Plano Symphony, and San Angelo Symphony. She has two college age sons, and enjoys reading, cooking, bird watching, and running in her spare time. Mrs. Hilliard is the co-founder, of the non-profit chamber music ensemble Mélange Musical.

817.944.5415 susannahilliard@gmail.com




Dr. Madelyn Moore is Instructor of Woodwinds at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas and is an active free lance musician in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  She has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and has given recitals throughout the United States. Dr. Moore is a founding member of The Violetta Duo, a group conceived with the intent to expand the repertoire written for Flute and Clarinet. Dr. Moore is in great demand as a private instructor, as well as a clinician.  She has given masterclasses at several universities throughout the United States, including Texas Christian University, Baylor University and Kansas State University.  As a scholar, Dr. Moore has pursued research on the unpublished works of Heinrich Baermann and presented at the ICA Clarinetfest in Madrid. Her primary teachers include Dr. Stephanie Zelnick, Ana Victoria Luperi, Dr. Gregory Barrett and Gary Whitman. 

 817.676.4728 clarinetmadelyn@gmail.com




Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, saxophonist Scott Campbell maintains a studio of over 100 students, many of whom have won positions in the Texas All-State bands, Honor Band of America, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and have gone on to be accepted by top music schools in the country. 

Dr. Campbell has performed with various ensembles such as the Dallas Pops orchestra, Plano Symphony Orchestra, and in venues such as the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, and the Richardson Civic Center. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Saxophone Performance with a related field in Music Education from the University of North Texas. 

 541.218.4123 saxophonestreet@gmail.com


Tirzah Holland 817.283.9998 tkeh397@aol.com





Jean Bryant 817-847-6260 thebryants@earthlink.net



Darrell Fife 817-975-6749 dfife@dfife.com



Jeffrey Keene has been teaching privately for 19 years. His students have ranked as high as first in the state of Texas and have gone on to attend some of the best music schools in the country.  Jeff has a bachelor's degree in music performance from Texas Tech university and a Masters degree from Southern Methodist University. He has studied throughout the country with the Principal players of the Dallas, Houston, Cleveland, National, and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras.  Mr. Keene has held positions or performed with the Forth Worth, Plano, Irving, Richardson, Garland, Las Colinas, Arlington, East Texas, Midland Odessa, Roswell, and Hobbs symphony orchestras as well as the Dallas Wind Symphony and the American Wind Symphony.  He was a finalist for the President's Own Marine Band and the West Point Academy Band.  In addition to teaching, Jeff currently holds positions in five of the above listed orchestras, plays in a percussion duet that does educational concerts for children, helps run the music for a church, and plays with various cover bands, musicals, and theater productions. 

214-315-4129 jeffgkeene@yahoo.com