Westglades Middle School
Parkland, Florida

Westglades Middle School Bands

Westglades Middle School Band

Westglades Band Program Recommendations for Private Instructors

Private lessons are the best way to improve dramatically on an instrument. Private lessons allow students to receive 100% individualized instruction from a professional. It is highly recommended to take weekly one-hour private lessons once you begin playing an instrument.

Anyone can claim to be a "music instructor" or give private lessons on an instrument. To ensure that your child receives the best private instruction for your money, I have listed below some reputable teachers in our area that we recommend based on their credentials and teaching experience.


Ms. Ronnie Rothchild (Westglades Clinician, Professional Flutist and Teacher): 954-648-2383

Ms. Mary Papit (Music Teacher at Welleby Elementary School, Professional Flutist): 954-593-7751

Ms. Jessey Andris (Professional Flutist, Band Director at St. Marks School): 352-262-1938

Ms. Rebecca Tutunick (Current UM Flute Performance major, Stoneman Douglas graduate): 954-415-0640


Mr. Nick Thompson (Westglades Clinician, Professional Oboist and Teacher): 314-825-6460


Ms. Noemi Rivera (Professional Bassoonist and Teacher): 954-635-7749

Mr. Michael Di Gregorio (Professional Bassoonist and Teacher): 305-215-8397

Ms. Cerise Sutton (Professional Bassoonist and Teacher): 954-600-3871


Ms. Mindy Zimmerman (Westglades Clinician, Professional Clarinetist and Teacher): 954-742-6164

Mr. Luis Piccinelli (Band Director at Coral Springs MS): 954-274-4854

Mr. Jim Hammond (Band Director at Lyons Creek MS): 954-683-5967


Mr. John Laing (Westglades Clinician, retired band director, professional teacher): 954-213-8668

Mr. Doug Michaels (Former Member of Miami Sound Machine, professional teacher): 305-299-9033

Mr. Mike Shaw (All County Music rep., former US Marine Band Member, professional teacher): 954-651-4365

French Horn

Mr. John Laing (Westglades Clinician, retired band director, professional teacher): 954-213-8668

Ms. Holly Ballard (Professional Horn Player and Teacher): 954-648-9908

Mr. Jeff Fleishman (Owner of Boca Music Academy, Professional Horn Player and Teacher): 561-479-4379

Low Brass (Trombone/Baritone/Tuba)

Mr. Bill Muter (Westglades Clinician, Former Member of BLAST!, Professional and Teacher): 561-866-8822

Ms. Emily Nichols (Westglades Clinician, Professional and Teacher): 321-439-7617

Mr. Matt Villa (Band Director in Miami area, lives in Coral Springs): 954-907-8800

Mr. Paul Sinclair (Professional Tubist): 954-614-4567

Ms. Marissa Wites (Former Band Director at Pompano HS): 754-800-4313


Mr. Rick Morales (Westglades Clinician, professional percussionist and teacher): 954-805-0381

Mr. Roy Fantel (Professional percussionist and teacher): 954-288-0765

Mr. Jason Bloom (Stoneman Douglas Percussion Instructor): 754-224-7417