- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Playing the horn and sharing the joy of music is one of my greatest passions in life. As a teacher, I am committed to nurturing my students’ talents and abilities. I aim to help each one recognize and reach their fullest potential, and help them find and discover new opportunities and possibilities for their musical lives.
I love to keep my students motivated and focused in a very positive and creative atmosphere. I am here to instill my students desire to make great music, and develop, grow, and achieve a greater confidence in themselves as performers.
My students can expect to improve week to week in their technique and music making. Every student has different specific needs, and it is my job to develop a custom tailored approach to ensure their needs are met.
My teaching methods are derived from my own experience as a performer, and from my training at Interlochen Arts Academy, The Juilliard School, and in Europe, handed down to me from my teachers including Radovan Vlatković, Frøydis Ree Wekre, and Hermann Baumann.
I teach music students of all different ages and experience levels. My goal for new or beginning students is to apply solid foundational techniques and foster a disciplined daily practice routine to ensure their progress on the horn accelerates. In order to become a great horn player for many years and maintain a beautiful sound, it is essential to have a strong solid foundation and daily routine. Together, we will find a suitable warm up method, as well as daily exercises and etudes in order to develop a strong embouchure, unlock their own individual sound, and play as relaxed as possible.
For the intermediate level or advanced students, I work on higher level etudes and technical exercises, and the building and refinement of the solo horn repertoire.
I am also glad to assist with school/orchestra audition preparation, and any other specific needs or goals the student is interested in or requests.
While my personal passion and musical endeavor is the French Horn, I am open to assisting other musicians and instrumentalists interested in developing their musical skills.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
For more information about me please see my personal website.
Since 1970, The International Horn Society (IHS) has been an organization of people from around the world drawn together with a mutual interest in the horn. We are dedicated to the performance, teaching, composition, research, preservation, and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.+ Read More