James Patterson

James P.

Seattle, WA
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French Horn

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have studied with many horn teachers from around the world. I started my studies in Seattle with Mark Robbins. I went to The Juilliard School for my Bachelor of Music and I studied with Erik Ralkse (principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera.) After I completed my BM, I moved to Indiana to study at Indiana University with Dale Clevenger (former Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony.) Throughout the years I have taken lessons with Richard King (former principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra), Erik Terwilliger (principal horn of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic.) I have also taken lessons with Frøydis Ree Wekre (former principal horn of the Oslo Philharmonic,) Carsten Duffen (principal horn of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra) and members of the London Symphony. Having gained knowledge from all these great horn players from around the world has allowed me to understand horn playing on a world wide level. I think this separates my
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James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

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James Patterson (French Horn) was born in the Principality of Monaco and moved to Seattle, Washington at the age of 5. He began his musical studies at age 6 as a soprano in the Northwest Boys Choir and began playing French horn in 2006 at the age of 12. Before graduating high school, James soloed with and appeared as Principal Horn of many orchestras throughout the Seattle area. He has attended the Marrowstone, Round Top, and Kent Blossom festivals and was Principal Horn of the 2017 New Hampshire Music Festival. James has played solo recitals at The Juilliard School, University of Washington, Indiana University, and the China Conservatory. He also taught masterclasses at the China Conservatory in Beijing, and the Jiangsu Normal University in China. James graduated the Juilliard School in 2016 and is currently a Barbara and David Jacobs fellowship recipient at Indiana University. His Principal teachers have included Mark Robbins, Erik Ralske, and Dale Clevenger.

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Guest Principal Horn
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
The New Hampshire Music Festival


Bachelors of Music
Aug 2012 - May 2016
The Juilliard School

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Here is a video of me playing at Nordstrom Hall in Seattle WA.

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