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Audition Prep, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory
Erin P. is currently freelancing in New York City and on Broadway as a member of AFM Local 802. She recently spent a season in Miami as fourth horn for the Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony, after spending the 2012-2013 season in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina playing fourth horn for the Sarajevska Filharmonija. The Sarajevo Philharmonic supports the Bosnian National Theater, performing symphonic repertoire, opera and ballet throughout the season.
Prior to her appointment in Sarajevo, Erin was an active freelance musician in the Las Vegas area. She performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic in the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and in Broadway shows on the Strip. She earned her Master of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2012, studying with Bill Bernatis.
A Connecticut native, Erin earned her bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in music history and horn performance, studying with NYC freelancers Dan Grabois (Meridian Arts Ensemble) and Peter Reit (American Ballet Theater, Phantom of the Opera). While in the Hartford area, Erin performed with the Goodspeed Opera House, Hartford Opera Theater, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Rocky Hill Town Theater.
Erin has performed with a variety of summer festival orchestras, including the Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra, Franco-American Vocal Academy (Périgueux, France), Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Lake Tahoe Orchestral Academy.
Erin's blog "Horn in Real Life" documents her experiences in Sarajevo and beyond, and can be found at http://www.erinapaul.com/blog.
Audition Prep, Composition, Didgeridoo, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their own instrument. I will bring mine. I will suggest music to get in the student doesn't have their own.
*** Specialties ***
I teach all brass instruments (trumpet, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, and tuba), and trumpet is my specialty. I can also teach beginning to intermediate piano and guitar lessons. In addition, I have extensive experience teaching ear training, music theory, and composition. I am fluent in all styles--Classical, jazz, pop, funk, etc.
Accordion, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Bassoon, Broadway Singing, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Drum, Fiddle, Flamenco Guitar, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Harp, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Opera Voice, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument. Expect student to have their own.
*** Specialties ***
All methods, styles, genres.
*** Play just to have fun or prepare for college, church and/or professional employment! ***
Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Bass Trombone, Beatbox, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, Composition, Ear Training, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Jazz Voice, Marimba, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Piccolo, Saxophone, Singing, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Vocal Training, Xylophone
Thomas J. W. is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over fifteen years experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. His directing career has included small rural band programs, small metro programs, large high-achieving suburban programs, and non-profit youth bands. In addition to his band compositions, he also has over forty unpublished vocal arrangements to his credit, most written for use with collegiate men's a cappella groups.
Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University. He holds a teaching certificate in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has taught at the secondary level in both states. In addition to both instrumental and choral ensembles at Penn State, Thomas was a student leader in the Penn State Blue Band and a member of the brass section of the Cadets of Bergen County Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993 and 1994. He served as an Associate Director of the Warren Junior Military Band of Youngstown, Ohio from 1995 to 2005. He also served as a visual staff member for the renowned North Penn Marching Knights of Lansdale, PA for one season in 2004.
He is a current adjudicator with Cavalcade of Bands. He is a member of MENC, PMEA, NJMEA, ASCAP, CASA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the National Band Association. He appeared in the Marquis Who's Who Among American Educators in 2004 and 2005, an honor rarely bestowed upon teachers, as students who appear in the Who's Who Among American High School Students must nominate them. He currently is a music teacher at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts of the PA Leadership Charter School in West Chester, PA and resides in Downingtown, PA with his wife and two sons.
Thomas will happily work with students on the autism spectrum or students with ADD.
*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are tailored to the needs and interests of each student. If a student is involved in school music ensembles, we will work with their lesson books from school in addition to material outside of the books, including SmartMusic, Noteflight, and teacher-created materials. We will focus on building proper tone production and individual technique - something that often is difficult to learn in a large ensemble setting.
I am capable of starting a beginner student on any band instrument including percussion, any classical string instrument (violin, viola, cello, string bass), and piano. I can begin a student on drum set and work with them through their first method book, but I would then recommend they find a specialized drum set teacher after a period of six to twelve months.
For advanced students, I work from selected conservatory etude books on developing advanced skills and can work with students on audition pieces for honors bands/orchestras or college auditions.
My lessons are a half-hour once a week, with the option of working for 45 minutes or 60 minutes.
*** Specialties ***
music, band, orchestra, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, violin, viola, cello, string bass, piano, Percussion
classical, jazz improvisation
Accordion, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Drum, French Horn, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Trumpet, Upright Bass
Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in 1985. Recorded with the Ray Charles rhythm section, Jimmy Knepper, Kenny Washington, Loren Schoenberg, Joel Futterman, Paul Renz, Russell Scarborough, Steve Bassett, The Upper East Side Big Band (Pollack Prize Winner), Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra (CVJO) which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Currently performing with my own Jazz Warriors, Emme St James & Her Jazz Gentlemen plus Attraction & CVJO.
I teach students on an individual level according to what they want to accomplish. Each lesson is custom tailored to fit their objective. Mastering the instrument and understanding music theory are two important subjects that I offer. Along with that, a student can focus on any musical style from classical to jazz plus other important aspects like composing, reading and recording music.
I am willing to share my professional experience with any student who wants to become a player!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway Grand Piano,
*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring music books to augment the student's library. However, students must provide their own instruments.
*** Specialties ***
Suzuki method for the 3 year old plus my father's method for ages 5 and older. After that, I teach according to the student's abilities and their goals.
In addition to more than a dozen recordings with the Chestnut Brass Company, she can be heard on the soundtrack recording of Ken Burns’ The Civil War, the Mozart Orchestra recording of the Music of William Herschel and the Philadelphia Virtuosi recordings of the Music of George Antheil and the Music of Howard Hanson, as well as on the Boulder Brass A Visit from St. Nick. Her latest recording, Todmorten 513, was digitally released in Fall 2013.
Ms. H. is the author of the critically acclaimed Daily Routines for the Horn Player and Daily Routines for the Student Horn Player, both published by Mountain Peak Music. In demand as a clinician for hornists and chamber music, she has given presentations at Western Illinois University, Fresno State University, the Chautaqua Institute, Ohio State University and the University of Oregon.
She serves as the Secretary Treasurer of the International Horn Society, and on the Board of Directors of the International Horn Competition of America and is a member of the jury for the Jeju, Korea International Brass Competition.
Currently principal horn with Pro Musica Colorado, the Boulder Brass, and the Boulder Bach Festival, Ms. H. has also performed as principal horn with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and recorded and performed as principal with the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. A member of the Colorado Ballet and Colorado Opera, she often performs as an extra/substitute hornist with the Colorado Symphony.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."