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At Port Huron Music Center, We've got you Covered! 
  • 10 Lesson Rooms
  • Private and Group lessons are available
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        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.


Allen B. - Trumpet: A native of Minnesota, Allen has a BS in music education, a Masters in Music Theory from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in trumpet performance from the Eastman School of Music.  His long career includes the Minnesota Orchestra, the St.Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. He also has a flair for jazz and has played with numerous band and  singers. He taught trumpet, theory, and jazz studies during his 29 year tenure as professor of music at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA. Retiring to Michigan in 2006, he occasionally performs with the International Symphony Orchestra.


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.

Corey S. - Percussion: Corey began lessons at 7 years old, taking lessons with Mark Briones. He began at Fort Gratiot MS, in the Honors Band. He won the Apollo Award for outstanding musicianship and leadership. He attended Port Huron Northern HS and was section leader in the Marching Band during his senior year. Corey also played drum set in the Jazz band for 3 years. He was head section leader of the Winter Drumline at PHN. He was awarded the John Philip Sousa Award for outstanding musicianship. He has attended music camp at various colleges, including MSU’s performing arts camp. He and his brother formed the group Manifest the Machine-currently playing in various local venues.

Jack W. - Electric Bass/Uke: Jack has been playing and instructing on the bass guitar for a number of years. Founder of the SC4 Music Club, his experience is derived from a number of outlets including advanced music theory classes, plenty of gigs (including many national acts), studio experience and personal instruction. Versed in many styles such as Jazz, Rock, Metal, Motown, Bluegrass etc, Jack prefers to bring the “Funk” to just about any situation. Jack is a firm believer in building a relationship with students so that they can obtain the knowledge that best suits them. Music is a personal experience and should be treated as such.

 

Erin S. - Voice:  Erin is currently an elementary general music teacher in PHASD, and before that was a music and choir teacher at Landmark Academy. She loves to sing, and has been in choirs and taken voice lessons for more than half of her life! Erin attended Michigan State University in their vocal music program, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She participated in multiple operas during her time at MSU, and has experience in musical theater, both on stage and as a vocal coach. She looks forward to working with students who have a passion for learning and singing!


Lori C.
 

Piano:

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usic 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.