Dustin Newbold

Dustin N.

Houston, TX

About Dustin N.

Dustin teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2001
Last sign in: Last week


I hold music degrees from both Belmont and McKendree University. I've been playing guitar since I was 12 and violin since I was 18. I've been teaching private lessons when I graduated high school and loved it. I decided to make teaching my career, I currently teach at Spring Woods Middle School teaching orchestra.

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Orchestra Director

Aug 2008 - Present
Spring Branch ISD

I have been teaching music in a school district for 8 years

Private Instructor

Aug 2001 - Oct 2015
Shivelbines Music

Taught Guitar and Orchestral Instruments in a studio and at home

Orchestra Director

Aug 2010 - Jan 2015
John A Logan College


Masters of Music

Jan 2009 - Apr 2015
McKendree University

Bachelors of Music

Aug 2004 - May 2006
Belmont University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Illinois State Teaching Certificate Music K-12

Jan 2008


Magna Cum Laude Honors

May 2006
Belmont University


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America

Sep 2005

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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19 Reviews on Dustin N.

Gabrielle H. Aug 11, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I'm coming back to playing after 6 years of not thinking about music at all. Dustin gave me some great jumping off points for playing, reading music, and practice technique.
Myke H. Jun 4, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dustin is very knowledgable but works with me using my existing knowledge as a foundation. He understands exactly what I am looking for and customized each lesson for me.
Lena May 11, 2016
Cello · In home
Verified Student
My daughter said the lesson was very helpful. We will continue to see Dustin for lessons.
Yazan Feb 26, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
It was great start by Dustin for my son with guitar and daughter with violin
Yazan Feb 26, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
It was great start by Dustin for my son with guitar and daughter with violin
Imri D. Jan 26, 2016
Cello · In studio
Verified Student
This was my first lesson on any instrument. Dustin was very patient. I learned the correct way to hold the cello and some practice drills.
Drew Stewart Jan 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dustin is very knowledgeable about the guitar and music in general. He explains things in a way that's easy to understand and tailors lessons around what the student wants to learn.
Clayton Jan 12, 2016
Violin · In home
Mr. Newbold is a qualified instructor who knows his craft. I took lessons with him for several years and it was an enjoyable experience. He is versatile and an accomplished player on multiple instruments himself; he does not speak from untried theory but from experience. If anyone is looking to start playing an instrument, Dustin is a good instructor to consider.
MacKenzie Dec 18, 2015
Music Theory
When looking for an instructor what is best to find is knowledge of the subject. When it comes to Mr. Newbold, he delivers; Whether it be current or past. He has had outstanding experience with acclimating to every student's needs and learning style. He provides a great environment/atmosphere which is critical to learning. If his credentials don't speak enough, then his personal musical talent should.
Rosemary Dec 13, 2015
Mr. Newbold is a very talented musician, director and instructor. He is so accomplished with so many instruments. Both of my children were his students, and each gained a strong appreciation for music as they were taught by Mr. Newbold throughout their high school years. I also had the opportunity to work with him though the "Spirit League" parent organization. His talent, dedication to music, and his ability to reach out to his students, encouraging them to meet and exceed their goals are certainly a few of his strong attributes. I would, without hesitation, recommend him as an instructor for all levels of learning.
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