Welcome!!  This blog serves as a focal point for all of Mr. Flygt’s Music Classes at Lane Tech.  Here you will find updates on everything you could ever think about.  Keep on coming back as it will be updated nearly everyday.

For any other music inquiries, go to lane tech band website, the music department’s website, or Mr. Comiskey’s site.

Mr. Flygt attended Lawrence University Conservatory of Music where he studied Instrumental Music Education and Percussion Performance.  His additional studies have led him to the Dagbe Cultural Institute in Kopeyia, Ghana, West-Africa (’08, ’10, ’12) and also to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the Ethnomusicologist Dr. Philip Galinsky (’10).  Studies in the USA have led him to the California Brazil Camp in Cazadero, California.  Outside of teaching in CPS, he enjoys the outdoors and playing music in the bands Fatbook, Ragged Claws, Bloco Maximo and many other local groups.

“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.”Anais Nin

Born at a young age in Madison, WI, Mr. Flygt is the son of a retired middle school choir director and internal physician.  His parents, Charlene and Rex, met in Concert Choir at UW-Madison in the early 70’s and continue to make music to this day.   His musical education started with his mother as his piano teacher in 4th grade and then moved on to Nick Kelly – a recent Chicago transplant with Baraboo connections.  Nick Kelly provided formal piano instruction from 5th-12th grade and maintains a friendship with Mr. Flygt through today.

Officially his mother made him study piano for a year before they would allow him to study drumset.  After one year of diligent piano study he receieved a drumset for christmas in 1996.  Even though it was a formal agreement the drumset still was a complete shock!  Part of the drumset purchase included a month of free lessons through the shop.  He began studying drumset with an instructor at Ward-Bradt Music Mall in Madison and then really started taking things to the next level in 6th grade with Mr. Rick Meiller (retired).  Mr. Meiller – a pilar in the local community – was also a percussionist and had an extremely appealing white ludwig in the back practice room of Jack Young Middle School (formally Baraboo Middle School) where it was ok to play rock at any volume.  In high school his studies continued with band masters Mr. Gregory P. Lang and Mr. Jeff Roy – both recently retired.  Mr. Lang had long been a friend of the family and amazing mentor in life.  Drumset studies continued with Tyson Suemnicht.

In high school he enjoyed playing soccer and hockey.  Some of his other musical engagements included playing with The Messengers (his parents group) and Soapbox USA (a local christian rock band).   Later in high school he wound up preparing an audition and getting into Lawrence University to further his musical studies.  At college he met many great people, joined Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and then completed his student teaching in the Teach Chicago program which led him to Lane Tech in the fall of 2008.  After student teaching he traveled a bit and looked for work here and there with brief stops living in Fort Collins, CO, Boulder, CO, and his parents basement in Baraboo, WI.  He moved back to Chicago in 2009 and then moved away again, and then ultimately returned to Chicago the fall of 2010 to accept a position at Lindblom Math and Science Academy.  In fall of 2011 he began teaching at Lane Tech.

He would like to personally acknowledge Dane Richeson and Nani Agbeli.   More specifically Dr. Philip Galinsky and Samba New York, Jorge Alabe, Marcus Santos, Ailton Nunes, Jimmy Biala, Dudu Fuentes and many of the Chicago area musicians such as John Beard, Marcos Oliveira, Dill Costa, Heitor Garcia, Geraldo de Oliveira, Dedé Sampaio, Felipe Fraga, Will From Brazil, and Moacyr Marchini.

2017-2018 Schedule and Office Hours

drumline everyday 7 am in room 442 until homecoming.  then it is tuesday 3:30-5 pm

jazz workshop friday, 7 am (to be announced)

Division – room 444

1st Period – Varsity Band

2nd Period – Prep

3rd Period – Music Appreciation (436)

4th Period – Jazz Band

5th Period – Prep

6th Period – Music Appreciation (436)

7th Period – Music Appreciation (436)

8th Period – Prep

if you need some motivation…



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A Music Educator with a strong love for percussion. At Lane Tech we work on building confidence and proficiency in music. You can reach me at aflygt@cps.edu.







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