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Las Vegas, NV
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I am able to teach beginning level horn.

About Justin
Applauded for his “gleaming trumpet work” (Hyde Park Herald) and “dazzling virtuosity” (Grunion Gazette), Justin B. is a versatile musician, performing on both historical and modern trumpets. He specializes in early music, most notably in difficult high-register music for Baroque trumpet. Before formally studying Baroque trumpet, Justin won first prize in multiple historical instruments divisions of the National Trumpet Competition. As a highly sought-after solo/principal Baroque trumpeter, Dr. B. has performed with several leading early music ensembles throughout North America including American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire, Washington Bach Consort, Tempesta di Mare, Musica Angelica, Scaramella, Bach Collegium San Diego, Lyra Baroque Orchestra, and many others.

Justin continues to perform as both a soloist and ensemble musician, combi
ning ongoing North American engagements with new collaborations with leading Baroque ensembles in Denmark as well as in the rest of Scandinavia and Europe. In Europe he has played with Camerata Øresund, Copenhagen Soloists, Barokksolistene, Arte dei Suonatori, Höör Barock, Enghave Barok, the Næstved Early Music Festival, Ensemble Hven, and several others.

As a modern trumpeter, Justin has experience performing in orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles, pit orchestras for opera and musical theater, British brass bands, and numerous chamber ensembles. Before beginning his college career, he was principal trumpeter of the DC Youth Orchestra and had the opportunity to tour Japan as a trumpet soloist. He also performed regularly with the Prince George’s Philharmonic while in high school. More recently, he as appeared as a soloist with the South Dakota Symphony, the Firelands Symphony, and the Las Vegas Sinfonietta.

In addition to be being a trumpeter, Justin is also a countertenor and has sung with Apollo’s Fire and Opera Cleveland. While in Ohio, he was an alto section leader in the chamber and chancel choirs at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland and was the countertenor with Cantores Cleveland (now Contrapunctus). In addition, Justin briefly served as a bass section leader at Church of the Covenant in Cleveland. Justin also plays recorder.

Justin earned his DMA in trumpet performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He received his MA in early music performance practices from Case Western and his BM in trumpet performance from the University of Maryland. His primary trumpet teachers include Chris Gekker, Barry Bauguess, Steven Hendrickson, Steven Trinkle, and Justin Emerich. He has studied voice with Delores Zeigler, Ellen Hargis, and Aaron Sheehan. As a graduate assistant, Justin taught courses in ear training and music appreciation, and was a harpsichord tuner.

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“The orchestra brought out the pulsy organ-grinder quality in the first movement of Concerto 3, but it was [Brandenburg] Concerto 2 that was the real show-stopper. Justin [B.], on Baroque trumpet, trilled his way nearly effortlessly through one of the most difficult parts in the repertoire, the highest notes piercingly clear above the orchestra.” (Post-Bulletin)

“It [the Baroque trumpet] is more difficult to play than its modern counterpart, but it’s a fascinating and arresting sound. The trumpet part in the second [Brandenburg] concerto is famous for its fiendish difficulties, and Justin [B.] played it with aplomb.” (Edmonton Journal)

“Skilled [Baroque trumpet] players can play the notes of the harmonic series with such instruments. A very refined embouchure is needed to “lip” or flatten or sharpen the impure harmonics of the notes of the 11th and 13th harmonics. The most virtuosic could use such techniques to produce certain chromatic notes outside this series…Justin [B.] made such skills seem effortless…” (Classical Voice of North Carolina)

“…trumpeter Justin [B.] displayed dazzling virtuosity in the solo cantata [“Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen”]…”(Grunion Gazette)

“A good trumpet player is hard to find, and an excellent one harder still. It’s again still rarer to find a great player of the baroque trumpet, since the instrument is considerably harder to play than its modern counterpart (smaller embouchure, no valves) and this may explain why Justin [B.] is so darn busy and why he plays with, well, basically everyone.” (The WholeNote)
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Jim S. March 6, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
Patient, professional and concise, Justin is by far your best choice for superior trumpet instruction.
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Jim S. January 6, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
Justin did enough in 1 hour to rebuild my confidence toward playing the trumpet exceptionally well!

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Carol S. January 14, 2015
· Trumpet · In home
I can't compare Justin with any other teacher as my child has had only one trumpet instructor; but I believe they do not come much, if any better, than Justin! He is a natural teacher. He is punctual, caring, patient, encouraging, and most professional. I especially like the way he consistently corrects the "little" bad habits that may become a monumental problem later. I consider it an honor having my child being taught by Justin.
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About James N.

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Mishawaka, IN

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French horn is my secondary instrument. I have spent a number of years practicing and have even had a few occasions to perform with it when trumpet is not needed. Anyone up to high school ability level is welcome to get in touch.

About James
Hello everyone! Please have a look around my profile and feel free to contact me. I have taught privately since 2009 and joined takelessons.com in 2014.

I strongly feel each student needs lesson goals tailored to what he or she wants to take away from music. Getting ready for a college performance degree, making it to state solo contest, surviving band music, or simply discovering the huge scope of music available to us these days are each worthy goals, but require different preparation. I will work with you to figure out where your interests lie and focus on those, first and foremost!

My education includes bachelor's and master's degrees in trumpet performance from Lawrence University and UW-Milwaukee, respectively. In addition to my private studio, I maintain an active teaching schedule within the Penn Harris Madison school distri
ct, as well as freelance throughout Michiana.

Thanks for your time, and happy practicing!

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I can provide: music stand, method books during lessons, recording equipment for lessons, tuner, metronome

Students should provide: instrument/mouthpiece, any other music they would like to play

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I have spent most of my playing time on classical (orchestral, chamber, and solo music), but also welcome students interested in jazz up to an intermediate level, especially if they have an interest in playing lead trumpet.
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Hannah October 24, 2018
· French Horn · Online
My daughter started French horn lessons a few weeks ago with James, and not only is he fantastic with her, she really enjoys it and is already making progress!
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Jessica T. October 22, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
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Asmita T. August 20, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
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About Tina D.

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Prospect Park, PA

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I teach beginner french horn. I can help students learn to read music, play with good tone and technique, learn fingerings, and play from a book or school band music.

About Tina
I've been teaching private lessons for over 15 years. I am a high school music teacher/band director and a freelance musician. I'm looking forward to making music with you!

Your lessons are up to you! If you know what you want to learn, I'll help get you there. If you don't know where to start, I can lead you through the fundamentals and help you set goals.

I like to keep things positive in music lessons. Music is, after all, for fun and enjoyment! I like to blend teaching technique and musicianship, while keeping things fun.

If you're a beginner, we'll get started with all the fundamentals you need to begin making music. If you've been playing for a while, I'll help you perfect things you've been working on, expand your musical experience, and help you reach your fullest potential as a musician.

My home studio has chairs, mus
ic stand, and areas for parents to sit in on lessons. Garage band is available for recording. Students need an instrument and books.
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Ella November 5, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
Tina is very nice and patient with my 9 y/o daughter
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Jeff P. October 8, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
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Lucas July 24, 2018
· Trumpet · Online
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About Joseph M.

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Huntington Station, NY

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25 + yrs playing/teaching experience
Classical to Jazz
Fun mixed with work

About Joseph
Local tutor;

Will travel to you, or we can use my studios located in Nassau, Suffolk and all 5 boroughs.

My name is Dr. Joseph M., Ba/Ma/Dma, in Education and Performance. I have reference lists a mile long, (with phone #'s, so you contact my previous and current

clients), full of success story after success story!

22 yrs teaching experience. I have sent thousands of children to Nyssma. Most of my students have scored; "Outstandings", (lvls 1-4), and A+'s, (lvls 5-6). Have gotten students

into All-County,

All State, and All National honor bands. This requires a ranked Nyssma level 6 score of 100.

I have prepared students for auditions to the finest music schools in the world, Julliard, The Curtis Institute, Berklee, etc.

My students have appeared on Broadway, have played at Birdland/the Bluenote, and have won
Grammys.........

I play and teach all styles; Classical, rock, Broadway, jazz,pop, etc.....

I have performed at the world class, A-list level in all the above mentioned styles as well.

I believe it is critical to be humble, down to earth and easy to work with, no matter how accomplished, student, teacher, or parent. :)..................
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Dana September 18, 2016
· Saxophone · In home
Very professional and thorough!
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louis R. August 9, 2016
· Saxophone · In home
First lesson with my grandson. My grandson enjoyed it. Joseph was very professional.
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Joshua W. April 19, 2016
· Singing · In home
We couldn't be more pleased and thrilled to have discovered Dr. Merkel. He is committed, gifted, firm, yet kind,
with my son. Thank you Dr. Joe!!!
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About Phillip M.

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Utica, MI

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I use a variety of materials to best fit what the student needs and would like to get out of taking lessons. I enjoy teaching and playing music and I try to make sure my students have fun as well!

About Phillip
Hello! My name is Phillip M. and I have been playing the Horn for 15 years now. I started back in elementary school and haven't looked back since. After high school, I went to Central Michigan University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance while studying under Dr. Bruce Bonnell. While I was at CMU, I performed with the Symphony Band, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band, Horn Choir, and a Horn Quartet. I then went to Western Illinois University where I studied under Dr. Randall Faust and earned my Masters in Horn Performance. While at WIU I performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, and Horn Ensemble. I also played with several local organizations while at WIU including the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Monmouth Civic Orchestra, Quincy Community Theatre, and
the Knox-Galesburg Symphony. I also have solo experience and have put on a junior recital, senior recital, two graduate recitals, and I performed the Hindemith Horn Sonata with the WIU Symphony Orchestra as a Concerto Competition winner as well as participate in many horn studio recitals during my college career. I am now living in Rochester Hills where I have been teaching private lessons, teaching Horn sectionals to local schools, and performing in several local orchestras including the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and Macomb Symphony Orchestra. I am willing and happy to teach all levels of musicians and I hope you consider me if you are interested.
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Hayley June 1, 2018
· French Horn · In home
Good communication prior to first lesson. Punctual, knowledgeable. My daughter enjoyed the lesson. Looking forward to seeing how she progresses.
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About Chris H.

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Keller, TX
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Personalized and methodical instruction for musical progress on their instrument.

About Chris
My name is Chris, and I have been playing trumpet for over twenty years. I grew up in the TX public schools and was a two time TMEA All-State Musician. I hold three degrees in music from accredited universities: DMA at UGA, MM at UT-Austin, BM at NDSU.
I enjoy teaching and helping others, and have a patient, kind approach to working with people. Music is a wonderful gift that we can all share in, and I am happy to pass on what I have gained from my musical experiences.
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Rhys B. August 29, 2018
· Trumpet · In home
My son is a high school senior taking lessons from Dr. Heldt. The lesson went very well. My son is very happy to have such a kind and experienced teacher. So glad we found him!
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Chris H.

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About Anne C.

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Tucson, AZ
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French horn is a unique instrument and learning the ins and outs of playing can be as unique as the student. With over 13 years of experience learning and playing the horn, I understand the difficulties of starting and continuing to master the art of horn playing and have experienced, first-hand, many approaches and schools of thought toward playing this instrument. I will take the time to trouble shoot what you need to improve and become a better horn player.

About Anne
I have been playing horn for over 12 years, and am currently working on graduate studies. I have worked with students ranging in abilities, from early middle school through undergraduate students. I am comfortable adapting teaching methods in order to optimize a student's needs.

Having worked through many of them myself, I am no stranger to the common challenges young horn players face during development.
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Anne C.

Anne C.

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About Jennie G.

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Amelia, OH

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As your teacher, I strive to create a comfortable and fun learning environment for students. The most important part of lessons is learning to love music, and appreciate the benefits of learning a new skill and instrument. I understand that every student is unique, and I make a special effort to teach using the strategies that work best for each individual student. Learning to play the French horn can be a benefit to you throughout your life. Schedule with me today, and find out just how exciting learning the French horn can be!

About Jennie
I have a BA in Music Education from Michigan State University, and experience teaching private and public school music lessons for over 10 years. I taught elementary band and orchestra for Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, VA for 6 years. I have taught private lessons on French horn, trumpet, euphonium, guitar and piano. I have extensive experience performing on the french horn, mostly for local and professional brass ensembles and for church and community events. Most of my years of study took place with Rob Craven, hornist in the United State Army Band, and Edwin Thayer, former principal hornist of the National Symphony. All of my students have been in top ensembles, and continue to enjoy playing today! Please contact me to start your lessons today!
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About Killion L.

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I teach with differentiation. This means that I teach the student the way YOU need to learn. This way, the student is learning as efficiently as possible. We will work basic theory, French Horn fundamentals, work songs at the students' level or on current school songs, as well as fun music of the students' choice.

About Killion
Hi! My goal for students us to help them learn as much as possible, as efficiently as possible, with as much FUN as possible. If my initial way of teaching doesn't work for you, I'll work work work until I find a method your comfortable with.

I have a lot of experience in music education and performance. My specialties are Voice, Trumpet, Piano and French Horn. I love classical music, jazz, gospel, pop, classic rock, musical theater and just about everything in between. And I'll work with you on whatever you'd like!

All of my students to learn basic music theory as well as the instrument they are working on. This is a very important building block that will make all the difference.
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Andrew October 20, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ms. Killion was my daughter’s piano teacher for a little around a year. My daughter is very shy and reserved around people that she doesn’t know. Ms. Killion was able to help her come out of her shell and gain confidence in playing the piano. She was very flexible with her schedule and took the time to give my daughter constructive feedback. We truly miss having Ms. Killion as our instructor!
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Grant October 16, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
I was Killion's manager for several years at her previous teaching location in St. Charles, MO. It left a devastating hole in my student count when she left, as she brought in more business than any of my other teachers! She is a fantastic educator who takes on a range of students in terms of age, ability, and instrumentation. Children respond especially well to her methods, but she is also able to garner significant results from adults. Her lessons are flexible, fitting the needs of various learning styles. What I appreciated most about her technique was her patience and her emotional investment in her students. When she left my program, her students brought her gifts and handmade cards that were a true testament to her level of compassion and the excitement she inspires! I would recommend her to anyone looking to develop their skills. Thank you Killion for all that you do!
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About Rebecca O.

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Portland, OR

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Experienced professional and teacher with a conservatory education. Lessons are tailored to each student's musical goals and desires, whether that be playing horn professionally or for fun. I am comfortable working with beginner to college level students and make sure our time together is positive, useful, and fun!

About Rebecca
I am a professional horn player and teacher in Portland, OR. Currently, I am the fourth horn of the Portland Columbia Symphony and Newport Symphony and enjoy subbing with groups such as Oregon Symphony in the area. I also am a founding member of the contemporary music group Sound of Late, and play many genres in addition to classical music.

My goal as a teacher is to help you reach your goals with the horn, whether that be getting into a music program at a college or high school, rediscovering an old passion, or taking up something completely new. While I often focus on technique in my teaching, it is to serve my students' musical goals and ambitions. To this end, my teaching style is very supportive and inquiry based.

In my experience, a strong ear is one of our most important tools as horn players, so my lessons include elements of ea
r training, as well as technique, musicality, theory, and history. My teaching style is patient and friendly while still striving to challenge my students.

I can't wait to help you sound your best on the French horn!
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Portland, OR 97202
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Average Cost of French Horn Lessons in Portland, OR

The average cost of 60-minute french horn lessons in Portland is $84. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $84 and $84 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute french horn lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute french horn lessons are 11% less expensive at $75, and 30-minute lessons cost 41% less at $50.

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