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Nathan Q. holds a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific. Nathan's primary teachers include Jennie Blomster and Ron Wold with additional masterclasses and lessons under Phil Myers (NY Phil), Bob Ward (SF Symphony) and Gus Sebring (Boston Symphony).
Nathan moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to New York in early 2013 to pursue music opportunities in the city. Since arriving in NY, Nathan has performed with the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble (3rd horn), Make Music New York and local theater productions (Aida, The Wiz, Nine). Additionally, Nathan has taught general music through Sports & Arts in the Schools Foundation at PS184 in Queens and is accepting private horn students.
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I believe that positive reinforcement is the avenue to success! My goal is for every student to have a productive experience playing their horn and learn at a pace that fits their goals and investment. I teach my students not only how to play, but also the foundation of classical music and the why behind the music.
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, Bass Trombone, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
I am a doctoral candidate in Music at Rutgers University specializing in brass pedagogy with ten years of professional teaching and performing experience. Whether you are just starting out on a horn or have a few years under your belt, I can help you realize your musical potential and show you how rewarding playing a musical instrument can be!
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The focus of each lesson depends heavily on the level of each student... beginning students can expect a larger portion of the instruction to focus on fundamentals and music reading so as to lay a foundation for further success. For these students I will generally work out of an existing band method as these are more than adequate, and perhaps add a few supplemental materials which in include simple exercises specific to the instrument, scale patterns, and rhythm/music reading examples.
More advanced students can expect to review proper technique and work on appropriate etudes and solo repertoire. I spend a lot of time working on practice technique. Confidence building if necessary. If the student plays in a jazz band we can work on bebop/swing/improvisation as well.
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I have a stand, tuner, metronome, and video and audio recording devices should we decide to use them.
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I can provide teaching materials and can bring a music stand. Student needs working instrument, and should own a tuner, metronome, and music stand. For a tuner/metronome I recommend a Korg TM-50. Nearly anything will do for a stand but I'd avoid a flimsy fold-up stand. I recommend an On-Stage SM7211. Can't go wrong with a Manhasset black stand either.
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Classical solo repertoire and audition preparation. Blues and bebop improvisation. Musicality and lyricism. Technique.
French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet
Katie holds a BachelorâÂ€Â™s degree in Music from Central Washington University and a Masters in Trumpet Performance from Rutgers University at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her principal teachers include David Krauss; Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Matthew Muckey of the New York Philharmonic, and Steve Emery of the Boston Pops.
As a trumpeter, Katie has appeared with the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass, Artemis Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Sinfonietta Nova, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Chelan Bach Festival Orchestra and many others in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Washington state. Katie was also a semifinalist in the Ensemble Division of the National Trumpet Competition for three consecutive years and appeared as a featured performer at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Boulder, Colorado.
As a private teacher, Katie has worked as a resident artist and teacher at the Luzerne Music Center Festival in upstate New York, and as a regular member of Play On, Philly! She maintains an active private studio in Montclair, NJ.
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I am primarily a trumpet teacher, but I also have experience with beginning trombone and french horn students. I like to tailor each of my lessons to the individual student, with general weekly playing assignments that help to expand each student's ability level.
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H2 Recorder; student may review their lessons each week.
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Trumpet Instruction, Trombone, French Horn, Music Theory
Arrangement and Composition, Clarinet, Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Flugelhorn, Flute, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet
Michael T. DeFilippis (b. 1991) is an educator, composer, and arranger from Long Island, New York. Michael received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from LIU Post. During his tenure at LIU Post, he studied composition and orchestration with renowned educational composer Carl Strommen, trumpet with Brad Siroky, and conducting with Dr. James McRoy. Michael has had a number of works commissioned from him for ensembles like the LIU Post Wind Symphony and Manhattan School of Music Precollege Brass Ensemble, among other community and public school groups.
In 2011, Michael served as a composer-in-residence with the Manhattan School of Music Precollege Brass Ensemble, and again in 2012 with the Candlewood Middle School 6th Grade Band in Dix Hills, NY. In the summer of 2012, the LIU Post Wind Symphony commissioned a work from him, entitled “Big Sky Country,” which received its world premiere at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell in Port Washington, New York. The work was then taken on tour and performed overseas in Beijing and Xi’an, China.
Michael is a winner of two awards from the Global Music Awards (2012) for his works “Big Sky Country,” in the ‘composition’ category and for “Inner City Sounds” in the ‘student band’ category. He continues to write music for educational purposes, and currently lists his music on major distributor websites like JWPepper.
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Trumpet - Beginner to Advanced
French Horn - Beginner to Intermediate
Music Composition - Beginner to Advanced
Arranging - Beginner to Advanced
Orchestration - Beginner to Advanced
Music Theory - Beginner to Advanced
Ear Training - Beginner to Advanced
Piano - Beginner
Clarinet - Beginner
Trombone - Beginner
Flute - Beginner
Conducting - Beginner
Alto Saxophone - Beginner
I also offer lessons on how to use Finale Music Notation Software - Beginner to Advanced.
Arrangement and Composition, Euphonium, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Trombone, Trumpet
I am a jazz trumpeter, improviser, and composer as well as an avid listener and enthusiastic educator. I maintain an active performance schedule playing improvised music as well as funk, soul, afro-beat, reggae, hip-hop, and American folk music. In addition to trumpet, I have experience performing and recording on slide trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, and french horn. I write and arrange music for my own groups and regularly write and record horn arrangements for folk, pop, and reggae groups. I have attended Berklee College of Music and Ithaca College, and I have a Master's degree in jazz trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
I have over nine years of experience working with students ages 7 to adult. I have worked both from my home studio and though several public and community music school programs including the Hudson Arts Alliance in Hudson, MA, the Kittredge Elementary School in North Andover, MA, and the Performing Arts Center of Metro West in Framingham, MA. I have studied jazz performance with trumpet greats John McNeil and Walter White, improvisation with jazz gurus David Schumacher and Jerry Bergonzi, and George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization with master composer and theorist Ben Schwendener.
As an educator, my aim is to inspire in my students an enthusiasm for the artistic performance of music of any style. I strive to convey my own excitement for the art to young trumpeters and improvisers, and I have worked to encourage self-motivation and a longstanding interest in musical self-expression in elementary through high school students and adults. I have experience performing many styles of music from jazz and experimental improvised music to funk, reggae, and afro-beat, and I use my knowledge of divergent genres to encourage creative experimentation and convey the expressive artistic elements shared by all music. As an improviser I am particularly interested in teaching the theory and philosophy of spontaneous composition and musical communication.
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