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About Beckie E.

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Santa Clarita, CA

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I have been performing on the horn for 15 years now. In 2017 I graduated from UCLA with my Masters degree in French horn performance. In 2010, I graduated from Chapman University with my music education and music performance degree on French horn. I enjoy helping other French hornist master this instrument and hope they find the love and fun in playing this beast of an instrument!

About Beckie
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My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play and teach many different instruments such as the French horn, trumpet, piano, saxophone, mandolin, guitar, and voice.

I have my Masters in Music on French horn as well as two bachelor degrees in music performance on French horn and music education.

My first job was as at a Montessori Academy elementary school, where I was the brass coach for 3 years. This is where I fell in love with teaching. I have been teaching privately for 16 years now and love the one-on-one attention that I can give the students.

I have worked with many great organizations like the Los Angeles Philharmonic and various music studios/orchestras around Los Angeles.

I currently am a freelance musician, Elementary school music teacher, brass coach for two local high schools and a p
rivate music teacher! I perform with orchestras and groups all around the Los Angeles area. I have performed in such wonderful venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera house, in which I was able to premier a piece!

I look forward to working with you or your child in helping to start or continue a musical instrument!

*** Lesson Details ***
When I teach lessons, I like to check in with the student to see how their day was and how practicing throughout the week went. I am very patient and will teach at the student's pace. I expect the student to practice during the week, even if for just 10 minutes a day. I will always work with a student as long as it takes to have them understand what is difficult for them musically.

For music, I like to use books. When we choose a book to play out of, I like to choose a book together so that the parent and the child are happy about the selection. Books vary based on what the needs are for each student. Books are to be purchased by the parent.

I usually play my instruments with the students, but being a freelance musician, I may need to save my chops for an upcoming gig. Not always, but happens from time to time :)

I also have a 24-hour cancellation/lesson change policy. If you are late for your lesson, I will try to accommodate the time but may have students or rehearsals afterward so it will not always be a guarantee. If you are going to be late, please text me BEFORE the scheduled lesson and make sure I confirm that I received your message. Lessons are to be every week as I DO NOT teach bi-weekly lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson space is in my home w/ seating for parents and music stand for students. I also have a cat and a dog, so if you are allergic, please let me know! The dog and the cat are put away for the lessons as to not distract either one of us! They are pretty cute, though!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide music books and their own instruments and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical genres of playing but I am able to teach all different styles of music.
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Zachary November 14, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Outstanding instructor! Beckie is very positive and encouraging and my son has learned so much in just a few weeks. My son looks forward to his session each week. She is also an amazing musician herself and plays her instrument side by side with my son which allows him to hear and learn the individual notes.
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Laura L. July 27, 2018
· French Horn · Online
Thank you Ms. Beckie! You are awesome!
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Janina Z. April 17, 2018
· Mandolin · Online
Tthe lessons were very enjoyable and fun!
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Beckie E.

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About William B.

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New York, NY
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I have been teaching since 2011. I believe in a positive, encouraging atmosphere for students. I have experience with embouchure changes. I always put my students first and hope to find the best solutions possible for them.

About William
I am a French horn player currently based in New York City. I hold degrees in horn performance from the Eastman School of Music and Mannes School of Music, where I studied with the longtime New York Philharmonic principal horn player, Philip Myers.

I am an active freelancer throughout the city and New Jersey.
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William B.

New York, NY 10040
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$25 / 30-min

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 Olivier H.

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Bloomington, IN

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An accomplished international chamber musician, I have performed with Volante Winds at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition as well as being featured the Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival and the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival. Volante Winds has also toured extensively throughout the United States giving concerts and masterclasses at various colleges and Universities.
I have also performed in Europe as part of the Festival Internacional de Música Clásica in Vilagarcia Spain.
I focus on beauty of sound and engaged music making and as a result my students have won places in the Chicago Youth Symphony, Sacramento Youth Symphony, Roanoke Youth Symphony and Superior Ratings at the NYSSMA State Solo Competition.

About Olivier
Dr. Olivier Huebscher is Assistant Professor of Applied Brass at Mount Allison University, after having received his Doctorate in Horn Performance at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
An accomplished international chamber musician, I have performed with Volante Winds at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition as well as being featured the Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival and the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival. Volante Winds has also toured extensively throughout the United States giving concerts and masterclasses at various colleges and Universities.
I have also performed in Europe as part of the Festival Internacional de Música Clásica in Vilagarcia Spain.
I have been featured on a recording of Mahler’s Symphony No 9 with the Kammermahler ensemble. I have been a member of Santa Moni
ca Symphony, American Youth Symphony, Columbus Philharmonic and Redlands Symphony as well as being a finalist for Macau Symphony and semi-finalist for New World Symphony. My performance experience includes playing in sections with legendary performers such as Dale Clevenger, Jeff Nelsen and Elizabeth Freimuth. My teaching style relies on simplifying breathing and focusing on achieving the best possible musical results. I take into account each student's goals and desires and tailor lessons to get the end result they want. I have worked with many beginning students as well, so whether your goal is an upcoming school or ensemble audition or simply trying to sound as beautiful as possible I will help you achieve your goals.
I focus on beauty of sound and engaged music making and as a result my students have won places in the Chicago Youth Symphony, Sacramento Youth Symphony, Roanoke Youth Symphony and Superior Ratings at the NYSSMA State Solo Competition.
I also have a minor in music theory as well as years of theory tutor experience ranging from teaching how to read music notation to Schenkerian analysis.
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Heather September 14, 2019
· French Horn · Online
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Julie K. April 25, 2019
· French Horn · Online
Olivier was great to work with. Olivier was very helpful with being able to hear and correct issues that my son was having with his horn. My son was comfortable with taking lessons and enjoyed the lesson times. I recommend Olivier.
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Kerri April 22, 2019
· French Horn · Online
We signed up when our local instructor moved and no others in town were accepting new students. For context, our high schooler has been playing french horn for 5 years, and has primarily been preparing for district/state solo contests this semester.

Oliver is great. He has provided helpful instruction, advice about performance nerves, and has been super-flexible in scheduling.

Honestly, we were initially a little skeptical of online lessons. It took a few weeks to get into a routine, but now they are working out quite well. An advantage to the online format has been how easy it is to re-schedule when we have one-off conflicts, and it's actually kind of nice having lessons in your own home.

In a perfect world, we would love to take lessons from Oliver in-person!
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Olivier H.

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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 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 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 Marcus S.

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Ossining, NY

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Marcus S.

Ossining, NY 10562
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$15 / 30-min

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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