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About Bobby S.

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Brooklyn, NY

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About Bobby
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 program
s 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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Isaac J. February 1, 2019
· French Horn · In home
Engaging, empowering, knowledgeable.
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Elie K. October 3, 2018
· Trombone · In home
My son really enjoyed his first lesson! Bobby was very supportive and encouraging.
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Walter S. September 25, 2018
· Trumpet · In home
Bobby was very patience,and an excellent instructor .We were on the same page.
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Bobby S.

Brooklyn, NY 11207
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About Karl K.

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New York, NY

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25 years of professional experience in the fields of solo, chamber music, orchestral, opera and commercial. I will teach you sound production, articulation, style and repertoire, basic and extended techniques. 10 years+ of college teaching experience.

About Karl
Will travel further than listed by special arrangement (call take lessons to inquire) - especially via easy public transit. 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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Susan August 15, 2019
· Norwegian · Online
Excellent experience. Persistent getting through technology challenges. Enjoyable lessons. Great teacher.
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Denise G. July 14, 2019
· Norwegian · Online
As others have stated Karl is very patient with a new learner. His explanations are thorough and understandable. I make progress from lesson to lesson (for the most part) and look forward to the next lesson.
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LYNN July 14, 2019
· Bridge · Online
Karl explained everything. It was great.
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Karl K.

New York, NY 10034
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About Bethany S.

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Long Beach, CA

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All levels and ages welcome! Whether you are playing your first notes or you are preparing for a career, I would love to help you with your horn playing. I definitely emphasize technique and believe that strong fundamentals in breath control, articulation, and dynamic range are so incredibly helpful for the production of the gorgeous sound we all know and love in the Horn. My lessons differ greatly from student to student and I will work with you on any aspect of horn playing you would like to learn and improve.

About Bethany
Hello! My name is Bethany. I have been studying horn for almost 20 years and have been teaching for almost 10. I am currently located in Simi Valley, CA, a little valley located next to THE Valley, quite close to most of Los Angeles. I teach online lessons and local lessons in Ventura and Los Angeles County.

About Me | Teaching Method
As a teacher, I find the most joy in seeing technical improvement translate into artistic freedom and musicality. I also just love sharing my nerdy love for the horn with young musicians!

I tailor lessons and take time to understand each student's pace of learning and playing style. I typically write out customized warm ups for each of my students that highlight aspects of horn playing that promote flexibility and teach music theory. I use etudes in not only a way that promotes technique, but also i
n a way that inspires creativity, giving a student freedom to experiment with musicality and composition. Students are welcome to bring me any ensemble, solo, or audition music they wish to work on.

Lesson Details | Private Horn Lessons
Local Lessons: I will drive to you! The only required equipment is 2 chairs and 1 stand. A piano/keyboard is preferred for music theory and ear training aspects of horn playing but not necessary.

Online Lessons: I use Skype mostly; I can of course use any method of video chat that you prefer.
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Clara October 2, 2017
· French Horn · Online
My daughter is enjoying her lessons! Bethany has been patient and encouraging with my daughter being brand new to the instrument.
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Bren June 16, 2016
· French Horn · Online
Great first lesson!
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Aria December 4, 2015
· French Horn ·
Bethany is a wonderful instructor! She is consistently caring and insightful, and has appropriately high expectations--which push her students to improve. She was able to help me wisely choose music that would be both challenging and rewarding. I highly recommend her, and I had a great experience taking lessons from her.
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Bethany S.

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About Matthew J.

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New York, NY

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Experienced teacher and performer, knowledgeable in various aspects of music from french horn, piano, music theory, history, and performance practices. Emphasizing on tailoring a curriculum suited for each individual student, growth and learning will be a fun and exciting process that helps establish fundamentals, nurture creative expression, and enjoy making music!

About Matthew
Experienced teacher and performer, knowledgeable in various aspects of music from french horn, piano, music theory, history, and performance practices. Emphasizing on tailoring a curriculum suited for each individual student, growth and learning will be a fun and exciting process that helps establish fundamentals, nurture creative expression, and enjoy making music!
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Matthew J.

New York, NY 10040
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$30 / 30-min

About Jason F.

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New York, NY
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In lessons with me, you learn how to play more relaxed and efficient. I will cater lessons to each students needs and goals so that they can choose their path. Students can expect weekly assignments including but not limited to fundaments, solos, etudes, excerpts, and listening. Try one today!

About Jason
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I'm Jason, I live in NYC! I and I have been playing horn for eight years. I am currently completing my Masters of Music at The Juilliard School where I study with Erik Ralske, principal horn of the Met Opera. I play in 511 Brass, and we will be presenting concerts in LA, Aspen, Steamboat and NYC. I have 3 years of private teaching experience as well as training in pedagogy from the Juilliard School.

In horn lessons, I strive to help the student discover a more relaxed, efficient and enjoyable way of playing the horn. I teach all levels of horn players.
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Katie January 22, 2017
· French Horn · In studio
Jason works really well with my daughter. She really enjoys taking lessons with him. She has been sounding a lot better since she has started with him. Definitely recommend
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Jason F.

New York, NY 10023
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About Matthew S.

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Fort Smith, AR

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Make the french horn sing as we work on your all-region material, your college audition work, or your festival music. We will also work on tone development, range, and finger technique.

About Matthew
Hi, I am Matt. I am a band director in the Fort Smith, AR area. I am in my 7th year teaching band and love every minute of it. I have recently decided to return to teaching private lessons, and would love to help you with your auditions, festival music, AP music theory exams, or just learn some skills on becoming a better musician. Outside of the audition music, we continually work tone production, range, and confidence on any wind instrument. In college I had a small guitar studio as well. Some of those guitar students have gone on to study at the collegiate level and gig around town today! I have taught beginning band for 4 years now on all wind instruments including percussion. I have a firm grasp to provide solid fundamentals to start your musical journey and get you off to a great start. Feel free to ask me any questions about lesson
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June 2012 - June 2015 I was the head band director of Waldron High School in Waldron, AR. We won several awards through our marching and concert band program. I also ran after school lessons in which many students made our region honor band.

June 2015 - Present
I am currently the head director at Trinity Junior High in Fort Smith. I run a 7-9 band program that includes both marching and concert band seasons. Our student involvement is quite high as our band program serves about 50% of our total student population (about 90 kids served daily on all wind instruments). My band here has received many superior ratings, and many students make our region honor group, and go on to excel in high school band programs in our area.
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Annette K. June 17, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
Matthew has been the BEST trumpet tutor. We are so grateful for every lesson, advice, guidance, and understanding. Highly recommend him!
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Hilda U. February 25, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
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Annette K. January 14, 2019
· Trumpet · Online
Matthew is so great and patient to help improve skills!
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Matthew S.

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About Natalie R.

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About Natalie
Certified Instrumental Music K-12
MS/HS Band Director

Masters in Music Education
BA in Music Performance (French Horn)

International orchestral experience, Prague Czech Republic
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Natalie R.

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About Kevin A.

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Jersey City, NJ

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I have been playing the Horn for the past 15 years, so I bring years of dedicated experience to my students. Through my past instructors as well as other professional development opportunities, I have learned many techniques and ideas that I pass on to my students. I create my lessons based on each student's personal needs and goals so they can get the most out of every lesson.

About Kevin
I am a very dedicated educator with experience teaching private lessons since 2013. I graduated from Rutgers University with a duel degree in Music Education and French Horn Performance, and I am currently completing my Master of Music degree in French Horn Performance at New York University where I study with the acting Associate Principal Horn of the New York Philharmonic, Leelanee Sterrett.

I am currently the brass instructor at the lesson studio Music Forever in Edison, New Jersey. I also have experience working in various public schools including Readington Middle School, Holland Brook Elementary School, PS3 Charrette School, and Perth Amboy High School. In addition, I have coached chamber music through the Rutgers Extension Division.

As a performer, I have played in various orchestras, bands, and other various chamber groups.
As a co-founder of Prime Winds, a woodwind quintet, and Quartado, a horn quartet, I understand the organizational skills it takes to network and manage an ensemble. I was also the winner of the NYU Concerto Competition, and I will be playing Anthony DiLorenzo's concerto "Phoenix" this coming October with the New York University Orchestra.

I strongly believe that student centered learning is essential for successful student growth. I adapt my lessons to specific student learning needs based on my assessment of their abilities and interests. It is important to me that my students learn in a way that is best for them, and that they are going over material that will help them reach their goals. In addition to teaching my students how to play with great technique and a beautiful sound, I teach them what it means to be a musician in the 21st century. It is important to me that my students can understand how to use what they are learning about in real life settings outside of the practice room. I push my students to be excellent musicians as well as life time learners.
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Vandana August 18, 2019
· French Horn · In home
Kevin is a very passionate teacher who is dedicated to music with excellent teaching skills. He is being teaching my daughter for the past 1 year and I have seen my daughter progressed good at playing French Horn.
Kevin is very good in troubleshooting and explaining if the student is not able to play a music piece and is very patient while teaching.
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Patti August 9, 2019
· French Horn · In home
Kevin is a really great French Horn teacher & musician! He also has helped me a lot with piano. I’ve been studying with Kevin for 3 years& I got first chair at my school because of him.
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Deidre August 9, 2019
· French Horn · In home
Kevin is an excellent teacher! My daughter Erica struggled in her band class, and she considered quitting. Once she started lessons however, she really progressed and now loves playing!
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Kevin A.

Jersey City, NJ 07307
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About Zachary A.

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Athens, GA
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I am an avid brass performer and teacher in the greater Baltimore area, having played for over a decade. In lessons, we will work out of some of the most trusted method books, discuss fundamental playing techniques in an accessible and easy-to-understand way, and search for unique solutions to individual problems as I tailor my teaching method to your learning style. All ages are welcome.

About Zachary
Zachary Al-Radiedeh is an avid performer and educator currently residing in the Greater Atlanta area. His eclectic career in music began when he chose the euphonium in fifth grade, mistakenly thinking it was a French horn. Since then, Zachary has become an active performer on many other instruments, including trombone, tuba, voice, and bass, and his performance idioms have ranged from classical to punk to folk fusion. His diverse career has led him to performances in a wide range of noteworthy venues, including Strathmore Music Center, the 9:30 Club, and Mile High Stadium.

Zachary holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Towson University. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Music in Music Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Georgia, where he studies with acclaimed teacher David Zerkel. Notably, Zachary has st
udied euphonium with Matthew Shipes Seth Horner and James Hicks, and trombone with Natalie Mannix. He has performed under the baton of several esteemed conductors and composers, including Jason Fettig, Johan de Meij, and Timothy Holtan.

Outside of concert-style performance, Zachary has built a reputation as a sought-after educator and consultant in the world of marching music. As a marching member himself, he joined the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps for two national tours in 2015 and 2016, was a member of the Cadets2 Drum & Bugle Corps in 2014, and was a featured soloist with the Towson University Marching Band in 2015. Zachary has taken these experiences in top level ensembles and applied them as an active and engaging instructor for marching ensembles in the Baltimore area and beyond, including the Towson University Marching Band, Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Urbana High School Marching Band. ​

Zachary's professional affiliations include membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Tau Beta Sigma, the Maryland Music Educator's Association, and the National Association for Music Education. In 2018, Zachary was a recipient of two prestigious honors at Towson University: winner of the University Concerto Competition and Second Prize in the Peggy Gordon Friedmann Music Competition. He currently performs on Willson 2950TA euphonium, a Conn 24H trombone, and a Besson 994-2 tuba.
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Marvin T. February 7, 2019
· Trombone · In studio
This is going to help me a great deal
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Matthew January 31, 2019
· Trumpet · In home
Zachary has been a fantastic instructor for my son who is new to the trumpet and has never taken lessons before. Zachary is a very encouraging teacher, and he communicates very well regarding scheduling. He has also kept lessons fresh and interesting for my fifth grader, sometimes bringing different instruments and teaching tools that keep my son engaged. Highly recommended!
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Max June 18, 2018
· Conducting · In studio
Zac taught me how to properly perform an aria in front of a whole lot of important people that I was stressed about. He gave me some excellent pointers on how to work with a pianist. His knowledge of music and his experience in performance has certainly shaped the way I perceive my own performances ever since that lesson.
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Zachary A.

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About Zach N.

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New York, NY
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Insightful and charismatic French horn teacher more than 5 years of teaching experience, My students have won state-level auditions and continued to study music at the collegiate level, and I'm ready to help you attain your goals whatever they may be. Preparing for an audition? Let's find areas of improvement and get you ready for the big moment! Applying to music programs? Let's find some great repertoire and make a plan. Just wanna get better and love playing this challenging yet rewarding instrument? Let's craft a musical experience that keeps you improving and loving the journey today!

About Zach
You want to get better at playing the French horn. Or, you want to get started with this beautiful instrument. Either way, I'm here to help! I'm a freelance hornist in New York City with variety of professional experience playing with orchestras, brass quintets, woodwind quintets, and as a guest soloist. I possess and Bachelor's degree in Music Education from James Madison University and a Master of Music degree in French Horn Performance from Western Michigan University. As a teacher, I have had students enter collegiate programs, win auditions with state festivals, and have a great time doing it! By studying with me, there are a few things that you can expect:

WE'RE GOING TO GET STRAIGHT TO THE ISSUES. Every musician is different, having their own strengths and weaknesses. I'll help you identify aspects of your technique that ma
y be getting in your way and and we will formulate exercises to create new, healthy habits.

WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE YOUR STRENGTHS. As musicians we all spend a lot of time facing our weaknesses. We will be doing challenging work, but I'll remind you of what makes you excellent to fuel your progress and make sure you enjoy the process of self-improvement.

WE'RE GOING TO DEVELOP MUSICIANSHIP AS WELL AS TECHNIQUE. Every lesson will include technical study, music theory study, and repertoire study. The technique serves the mind, and through exciting repertoire you will find something to say through your music and while you learn how to say it through practice.

YOU'RE GOING TO BECOME YOUR OWN BEST TEACHER. I'm only with you for one lesson at a time, so it is my top priority to help you self-identify problems and give you the tools to create healthy habits in your own practice. Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Teach them HOW to fish, and they'll eat for the rest of their life.
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Zach N.

New York, NY 10032
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$42 / 30-min

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