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Manning Music offers studio facilities and more than 20 private instructors. Private lessons are a great way for students to learn at their own pace. Private instruction affords students personal attention that they might not normally get in the band room. It also gives students the opportunity to ask questions about their instrument, music, technique and performance.

Lessons can be scheduled in-store and are now paid directly to Manning Music. Average rates for private lessons are $90 per month for half hour lessons with one lesson per week.

2015-2016 Teacher Roster

Flute/Piccolo
Clarinet
Saxophone
Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone/Baritone/Tuba
Percussion
Violin/Viola
Cello
Guitar/Bass
Piano/Vocals

 

Flute/Piccolo

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Connie Roth has a Master’s Degree in Music Education and Piano Performance from Emporia State University. She has taught private lessons for more than 20 years.

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Chris Roth graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Music Performance. He attended Graduates School at the University of Tennessee where he obtained his Masters in Music Performance. He has studied flute under Dr. Rebecca Meador and Shelly Binder.

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Jerry Boster is a band director with the Topeka school district and is a member of Kings of Swing. He has a Master's Degree in Music Education.

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Erica Seago is a native of Topeka and graduated from Washburn University in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in Music Education. She taught band at Seaman High School for 4 years and is currently attending Kansas State University to complete a masters in Music Education. She has taught private lessons for 12 years.

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Carrie Kahle has a Master's Degree in Education from Baker University and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Washburn University. She has taught privately for more than 20 years and currently works for the Holton School District.
Clarinet

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Allison Budke studies music at Washburn University. She has taught privately for 2 years. 

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Connie Roth has a Master’s Degree in Music Education and Piano Performance from Emporia State University. She has taught private lessons for more than 20 years.

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Erica Seago is a native of Topeka and graduated from Washburn University in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in Music Education. She taught band at Seaman High School for 4 years and is currently attending Kansas State University to complete a masters in Music Education. She has taught private lessons for 12 years.

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Jerry Boster is a band director with the Topeka school district and is a member of Kings of Swing. He has a Master's Degree in Music Education.
Saxophone

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Erica Seago is a native of Topeka and graduated from Washburn University in 2007 with an undergraduate degree in Music Education. She taught band at Seaman High School for 4 years and is currently attending Kansas State University to complete a masters in Music Education. She has taught private lessons for 12 years. 

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Jerry Boster is a band director with the Topeka school district and is a member of Kings of Swing. He has a Master's Degree in Music Education.

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TC Gomez currently has 12 years of saxophone playing under his belt.  He is currently attending Washburn University and is working towards a degree in Saxophone performance with a minor in flute studies.  He has been teaching lessons for the past 4 years.
Trumpet

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Bob Glick is a member of Topeka Jazz Workshop and an active local professional trumpet player. He has more than 5 years teaching experience.
Trombone/Baritone/Tuba

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Jeff Carlson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and teaches music with the Topeka school district.

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Ryan Webber is pursuing his Masters in Music at the University of Kansas. He has 10 years experience teaching and performing classical as well as jazz.
Percussion

 


Jerry Reiman has his Music Education degree from WU, studied percussion at UMKC, Timpanist with Topeka Symphony for 43 years and is a retired music director at Seaman High.
Violin/Viola

Zachary Cope is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance and a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance from Washburn University. He has been teaching lessons for 6 years.

Reem Cruse has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Kansas and has taught private lessons for more than 10 years.

 

 

Ryan Masotto is a native of St. Louis, Missouri where he first started playing violin at the age of 9. During his Junior year of high school, he fully committed to playing the viola with violin as a secondary instrument. In the fall of 2013, he began his study at Washburn University under Dr. Christopher Kelts and then later transitioned to Dr. Yu-Fang Chen. In May of 2018, he will graduate with a Bachelor's of Viola Performance and a Bachelor's of Music Education. He plans on attending graduate school in the future as well.

Samantha Silver is a Music Education Major studying at Washburn University. She has been playing violin for 14 years, and loves teaching beginning to advanced musicians.

Tom Gutierrez was awarded a B.M.E., 1979 from K-State & a M.M.E., 1991 from K.U. He has taught grades 3-12 for 36 years & retired from Highland Park in 2016.

Cello

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Danny Lytle studies Music at Washburn University. He has been teaching for over four years.                                                                                                                                      
Guitar/Bass

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Raul Gomez was a pupil of Juan Serrano, one of the greatest Flamenco guitarists. He has taught a variety of guitar styles for more than 20 years.


Chip Janda has played guitar for 39 years and bass for 10 years including playing and touring in various bands original/cover music and recording studio session work. He served as a musical director and advisor in a number of local churches for 15 years. Chip has taught private guitar & bass lessons for 10 years in local music stores for all ages.

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Randy Klingbeil has a Bachelor's degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Washburn University. He is retired from the Army band after performing in 5 military bands.  He has been teaching private lessons over 25 years. (guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, dobro, banjo, & improv)  
   Brandon Essman has played guitar and bass for 35 years. He has taught guitar, bass (4 & 5 string) and sound engineering/recording/programming for 25 years.      

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Gary Gibeson has taught for 10 years. He focuses on blue-grass and finger-style guitar.
Piano/Vocals

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Connie Roth has a Master’s Degree in Music Education and Piano Performance from Emporia State University. She has taught private lessons for more than 20 years.

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Tiffany Bonnewell has her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. She is choral director at Highland Park High School. She has taught privately for 14 years.