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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.
French Horn, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet
As a younger brother at the age of five, I began studying the piano because my older sister did. After my foundation in music strengthened I fell in love with the trumpet. At first, each note took time to develop and I enjoyed the challenge. The trumpet allowed me to travel all over the Southeast later in life and even to China with a 1940's Radio Show. I enjoyed many top-level bands the kindled my love and passion for good music. I want to share that kindling with my students in a nurturing and guiding situation, just like my teachers gave me.
I used to go to lessons and become so motivated and inspired that I thought I could change the world. I always knew that I would want to give back exactly that. As my performance opportunities grew into venues like Churchill Grounds, The Rialto, and The Variety Playhouse in Atlanta and Radio City Music Hall, 54 Below, The Jazz Standard, Bowery Ballroom, Shapeshifter and Flushing Town Hall in New York, my fire for wanting to develop my teaching did also. I was always thinking back to what my old teachers gave me, inspiration. I then understood that inspiration is the key to success in life.
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Lessons will be something the student looks forward to every week. We will work through common method books and learn material that the student has an interest in. For example, some students want to learn to play high notes, a popular song, improvise, or write their own songs. I am a laid back guy, but I do expect effort in the lessons and at home. I believe whatever you put into music is what you get out of it, and I will inspire and motivate the student to get as much out of the lessons as they can. Students will create, with my advisement, and update short term and long term goals every few months.
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Keyboard or Piano and Music Stand
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They should provide their instrument, instrument care products (valve oil), method books and sheet music.
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*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.I specialize in jazz and classical music. I use many common methods depending on how the student tends to learn the best, and will even combine different methods if the student requires it.
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
Composition, Ear Training, Film Scoring, French Horn, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
JIm T. earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Education and composition from the University of Michigan in 2001 and 2008. He taught high school and elementary school band, jazz band, glee club, beginning music theory, and AP/IB music theory at Detroit Country Day School 2002-2014. Jim Has worked as a freelance Music Director for educational, community, and professional theatre productions since 2002 (70+ shows) while also freelancing as a french horn player and rock pianist. He worked as a church choir director 2004-2010. An active composer, Jim has published several works for band and small ensembles and his original musical, "Justice in Dusty Junction" will be available through Eldridge publishing (Fall 2014). With a blend of humor, patience, insistence on excellence, deep musical understanding, and a methodical approach, Mr. T. enjoys helping beginning through adult students "level up" and find their musical spark.
Arrangement and Composition, Audition Prep, Baking, Bridge, Composition, Conducting, Creative Writing, Ear Training, Elementary Math, French Horn, Music Theory, Norwegian, Piano, Songwriting
Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy
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