Hewitt's Music - Private Lessons
Hewitt's Music is now accepting new students of all skill levels for private instruction from some of the area's finest musicians and music educators.
Meet Our Music Instructors
Tim Hewitt - Clarinet & Saxophone
Mr. Hewitt graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and attended North Texas State and Oakland University. As the leader of the successful Tim Hewitt Group, he worked with many artists such as the Contours, Stevie Wonder, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin and MOTOWNS own "Funk Brothers"
Ashley Smith – Flute
Ashley is a flute performance graduate from Eastern Michigan University and Ball State University. She provides flute instruction and freelance performance work in the Metro-Detroit area. With experience teaching all levels of students, she enjoys connecting with people to help them reach musical goals and love music.
Ufuoma Wallace - Guitar & Bass
With over 30 years of experience, Wallace is a multi-instrumentalist who has composed and produced pop, rock, soul and reggae music.
Edward Gooch - Trombone & Baritone
One of the premier professional players on the music scene. This former Detroit band director has played with countless pros from Ray Charles to the Temps and Tops.
Gary Maki - Trumpet
Detroit native who's played with the MSU Jazz & Wind Ensemble as 1st Trumpet. While in the Army Gary played in the Jazz Band in Germany also as 1st Trumpet.
Marissa Huysentruyt - Oboe
An oboe performance major from Wayne State University. Her passion for teaching and playing is evident in both her performance work and her work with students.
Joe Syrian - Drums & Keyboard
A graduate of North Texas State's premier jazz program, Syrian has taught at Hewitt's for 35 years earning an outstanding reputation as a great teacher and Detroit musician.
Dorothy Toth - Violin, Viola & Cello
Dorothy has years of experience teaching all levels of orchestral instruments.