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North Richland Private Lesson Faculty 2022- 2023


Please contact the teacher for your instrument directly to set up private lessons. 


Lynlie Simpson

Lynlie Simpson is an active flutist and private teacher based in Grapevine, Texas. Originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas, Simpson started studying the flute with Bonnie Kimbrough and continued her studies at Arkansas State University with Joe Bonner and Tara Schwab, pursuing a degree in music education. Simpson has also completed her masters degree in flute performance under the tutelage of Mary Posses and Mary Shemon at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory. Lynlie has been playing the flute for 15 years, and has been teaching flute lessons for the past 8 years. She has taught students ages 10-72! As an active performer, Simpson has played with the Delta Symphony Orchestra and the Kansas City Pinnacle Winds. She performed in Amy Porter's Anatomy of Sound Masterclass. She has also performed for Leone Buyse, Jim Walker, and Ebonee Thomas. Passionate about flute pedagogy, Lynlie is excited to build a studio in the DFW area. 

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Charles Hall

Adjunct Professor at Texas Christian University

(682) 597-5456

Charles Hall is an active teacher and clinician in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. He is currently the Bassoon Instructor at Texas Christian University and has also held that position with the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Woman’s and Texas Wesleyan Universities. He is also a member of the Wichita Falls, Lewisville Lake, Fort Smith and East Texas Symphony Orchestras. The 2017-2018 season was his 26th year with the ETSO. While performing with the Mantovani Orchestra, Charles did tours throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Taiwan. Other tours have included travel to England and Scotland with the American Chamber Winds and Norway with a group that represented the United States at the first World Association of Symphonic Bands Festival. Mr Hall can be heard on recordings with the Dallas Wind Symphony,  the Zephyr Winds and the Fort Smith (AR) Symphony.



Paul Zaborac

(515) 867- 4230

Paul Zaborac is a versatile saxophonist, composer, and educator. Originally from the Des Moines, Iowa area, he seeks to explore and push the musical boundaries of the saxophone through performance and composition, and to share this knowledge through teaching.

Well versed in both classical and jazz saxophone, Paul brings a unique and diverse set of skills to his performances on the instrument. This unique combination of skills is displayed in the original compositions on his debut album Actualize (2012) where he explores how the saxophone can be used as an accompaniment instrument in improvised music. This original approach to the saxophone draws upon the many extended techniques available to the instrument and explores its performance potential in improvised music. In 2013 the Paul Zaborac Trio went on a tour of the American Midwest that included stops in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Des Moines, and featured Paul’s original compositions. He then formed the Paul Zaborac Quartet in 2014, which has released a live video recording of a performance in 2016 and the album Paul Zaborac Quartet: Live (2018). Paul has also had the opportunity to share the stage with notable jazz musicians such as Rufus Reid, John Von Ohlen, Everett Greene, Greg Gisbert, Stan Sulzmann, Chad Eby, Stockton Helbing, Paul McKee, and Michael Dease, and tour Costa Rica with the University of Colorado-Boulder Concert Jazz Ensemble.

As a classical saxophonist, Paul has presented guest recitals at The University of Denver, Drake University, Simpson College, and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Furthermore, he has performed in Australia, China, and Hong Kong with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Quartet and has played with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, Breckenridge Festival Orchestra, and National Repertory Orchestra. He has also performed extensively at the biennial and regional conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance, which has included premiering Liquid Lullaby for Saxophone Quartet (2018) by Tyler Stampe and performing on a masterclass for Jean-Michel Goury (2008). He has also made soloist appearances with the Simpson College Symphonic Wind Ensemble as a winner of the concerto competition in 2007 and 2009 and has toured the American Midwest with the Simpson College Saxophone Quartet (2008).

Paul holds degrees in music education from Simpson College (BMus), saxophone performance from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (MM), and saxophone performance and pedagogy from The University of Colorado-Boulder (DMA), where he was a teaching assistant and the saxophone instructor for the continuing education department. Additionally, he has served on the faculty of the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, appeared as a clinician at the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference, and teaches privately throughout the Denver metro area.




Jeff Norman
Bio coming soon!
Tania Betancourt

French Horn

Scott Mayo


Bio coming soon!

Trombone, Euphonium

Dustin Grimes

Mr. Grimes is a low brass private instructor for GCISD and BISD. He holds a bachelor's degree in Music Performance from TCU and a Master's in Music from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Grimes is also a published author in Music and Medicine for his research role in the article titled "Music Intervention Pilot Study: Assessing Teaching Methods of Group Marimba Classes Designed to Train Spatial Skills of Older Adults with Changes in Cognition". Outside of music, Mr. Grimes loves to play golf, video games and is an avid DFW sports fan!


Mark Finley


Bio coming soon!


Leon Zajimovic

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