- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My 30 years in music has taken me around the world performing with San Francisco Symphony, Broadway Musicals, Operas, Rock Bands, and more.
I've worked with thousands of pro musicians & students on 3 continents. Teamwork and respectful collaboration are core values.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hi I'm Marc, a professional French hornist & founder of a music edtech startup in San Francisco.
I am so excited about helping musicians learn and achieve their goals. Everybody has musical talent. But far too often, music learners don't get the right teacher to help them express that talent.
Even though I started playing music at age 5, my own talents stayed hidden for far too long. I struggled at music all through middle school and high school. When I was 18, I went to Northwestern and studied learning sciences.
Ho ho ho! After graduating I applied science to learning French horn, studied at America's #1 music school (Indiana University), and got a full time orchestra job in just 2 years. I played 6 seasons with Hong Kong Philharmonic. I also served as Professor of Horn at HK Baptist University.
After learning Kung Fu & Yoga, I applied those to music, and my career went even further. I've recorded & toured with San Francisco Symphony, played with Yo-Yo Ma, and even run my own music learning camps.
Check out marcgelfo.com for bios, video clips, photos, and more.
I founded Modacity to apply my learning science expertise to music practice, building an app to make music practice 10x more efficient. Modacity is currently in a Silicon Valley startup accelerator and I am excited for our 2018 launch!
Performing with San Francisco Symphony, Palm Beach Symphony, and other ensembles around the world, as well as teaching & consulting.
Such a joy to perform opera, but I had other ambitions to fulfill so left after a year
I played full-time with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for 6 great seasons!
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.+ Read More