lesson information


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**May differ depending on distance/location**

  • Lessons at school/studio: $25/half-hour; $38/45-minutes; $50/hour

  • Lessons at Your Home: $35/half-hour; $60/hour (may vary depending on distance)

  • Group Lessons: $25/half-hour (for two)--add $5/additional student

Student accomplishments

  • Chase Fisher (trumpet) - 8th Grade Student

    • Earned a trumpet chair in Austin, TX District 32 Band AND advanced, earning a chair in Austin Region Band (2018)

  • Brendan Bosworth (trumpet) - 7th Grade Student

    • Earned a trumpet chair in Austin, TX District 18 Band (2018)

  • Elizabeth Folkers (trumpet) - Non-Major Freshman at University of Iowa (UI)

    • Performed at UI trumpet studio seminars (2017)

    • Performs in UI Concert Band (2017-2018)

  • Breanna McGhee (trumpet) - High School Student

    • Performed first solo piece at IUP Community Music School recital (2014)

    • Received highest score in trumpet auditions for PA District 3 Band (2015)

      • Won a chair in PA District 3 Band

    • Won a trumpet chair in PA Region II Band (2015)

  • Evan and Ethan Tullis (trumpets) - Elementary School Students

    • Featured soloists in Homer Center Elementary School Spring Band Concert (2016)

    • Performed a duet at IUP Community Music School Spring Recital (2016)

    • Performed separate solos at IUP Community Music School Spring Recital (2015)

    • Performed with Homer Center High School Marching Band at 11-years old (2015)

  • Christian Garabo (piano) - Elementary School Student

    • Performed piano piece at Lopatcong Elementary School talent show (2012)

Location Options

  • Lessons at School/Studio

  • Lessons at Your Home

video of students

The two boys you see below are twins I taught for about 2.5 years. They started with me as beginners (started lessons in 4th grade). In this video, they are both 11-years old, and had a very successful and well-received performance at Indiana University of PA's Community Music School recital. Bravo!

new students & parents

Please click the links below to complete lesson sign-up. These two forms will aid in my ability to better tailor lessons for your child/student and to have a stream-lined method of contact.

For a copy of my private lesson policy, please send a request via email or phone call.

lesson payment

Lesson tuition is paid on a monthly basis. I request to be paid for the full month at the first lesson of the month. This payment guarantees four (or in some cases, five) lessons within that month*. Payments can be made via check, Venmo, or PayPal. If paying by check, please write to John Kenneth Gorder with your child’s name in the “memo”.

For more information regarding lesson payment options, please read the private lesson policy that was supplied to you or send a request via email or phone call for another copy.