CMSN Private Lesson Instructors
Sally Bohls is a professional performer/contractor, studio musician, and private teacher in the Dallas Metroplex. Sally is actively sought after as a guest soloist, clinician, and adjudicator. She has articles published in national and international magazines. She has been playing oboe since 1967 and started teaching oboe in 1978. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. She has studied oboe with Stephen Lickman and Eric Barr of the Dallas Symphony and been a participant in master classes and seminars given by John Mack and Ray Still. Sally has played auditions and made the finals for the Boston Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She plays with the Lewisville Lake Symphony, Dallas Summer Musicals, and has recorded CD¹s with the Turtle Creek Chorale. Her woodwind quintet, all about 5, is sought after as performers and clinicians. She has a private studio of young oboists grades 6 thru 12 and has taught at the university level. Her students are extraordinarily successful at all levels and in all types of competitions. Sally tries to instill a profound sense of self-worth and joy of playing in all of her students. Her husband, Jon, is a professional musician/trombone teacher. Sally has three sons, David, Jason, and Mark who are successful musicians themselves. She currently resides in Carrollton, Texas.
Clyde Jones has taught Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone and Flute at Coppell Middle School North since 2006. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Jones was a band director in Texas since 1970. Among his bands’ many achievements are: dozens of UIL Sweepstakes Awards, Best in Class at Concert Band and Marching Contests, and two Outstanding Jazz Band Awards at the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest.
In addition to teaching at North, Mr. Jones has performed regularly across Texas and the United States for over 40 years. Mr. Jones has performed with the Dallas Summer Musicals, Casa Manana and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra among many more.
Roger Pace has been a band director in Texas for 30 years having taught in both large and small schools in the North Texas area with his last 6 years serving as the Associate Director of Bands of the 400+ member Coppell High School Band. He received his degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University and a Masters degree in Education Administration from Texas Christian University. Mr. Pace, the lead alto saxophonist for the “Jazz Monsters of the Metroplex”, has been a professional musician for over 40 years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area having been a member of the Mal Fitch Orchestra, the Texas Wind Symphony, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, and has played for Bob Hope, Johnny Mathis, Bob Crosby, Tony Orlando, Louie Bellson, Ed Shaughnessy, and Clark Terry. Having been named to the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” three times, he is also a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. Currently, Mr. Pace is President of the "Diamond M Club," which raises funds for scholarships and support for the Mustang Band, the marching band of Southern Methodist University. Mr. Pace has been teaching saxophone for the Coppell ISD at Coppell Middle School’s North & West since his retirement from public school education in 2007.
Jon Bohls is a professional performer and private teacher in the Dallas Metroplex. Jon was a successful band director for 19 years having taught in New Braunfels, Lubbock, and Carrollton. He is currently in his 20th year of private teaching and now has a studio of 70 - 80 trombone students. He is the Bass Trombone with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. He has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Richardson Symphony, Garland/Los Colinas Symphony and Pete Peterson’s Collection Big Band, Sambuca Big Band, and the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. Jon is the Festival Director for the International Trombone Festivals. He directs and performs with the Dallas-area based trombone ensemble SlideShow. Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Texas Lutheran College and a Master of Music Education Degree from Texas Tech University. He has studied trombone with Bryce Taylor, Cal Schulz, Robert Deahl, Royce Lumpkin, and John Kitzman.
Eric Martin is an in-demand performer, educator, and arranger living in the Dallas area. Eric currently teaches private lessons in Coppell ISD. In addition to these schools, he also acts as the front ensemble director and arranger for the University of Texas at Arlington Marching Band. Eric is the author of the book
Sight-Reading Skills for the Mallet Percussionist published by K. Wylie Publications. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas and his Master's degree in Music from Texas State University-San Marcos.
After completing his Master's, Eric held the positions of Lecturer of Percussion at Texas State and Instructor of Percussion at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin. While at Texas State, he taught and arranged for the Front Ensemble at the 2004 PASIC competition where the group received the Best Pit award. Eric has been a successful arranger over the years for numerous other groups across Texas as well. As a clinician, Eric has worked with Connally High School (Pflugerville), Ronald Reagan High School (San Antonio), JJ Pearce High School (Richardson), LBJ High School (Austin), Allen High School (Allen), Seguin High School (Seguin), and George West High School (George West), to name a few.
As a performer on both vibraphone and other various percussion instruments, Eric has performed all styles of music from jazz to pop to salsa to orchestral, and just about everything in between. Eric has shared the stage with such musicians as Elvis Costello, Maureen McGovern, Glen Campbell, Rosana Eckert, and Ed Smith. Eric is currently performing with Marumba and his own Eric Martin Trio.
Dr. Sara McCallum