Trevor Nuckols

Trevor N.

New York, NY
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French Horn

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Playing the horn has been a life long passion of mine and has been both rewarding and demanding. It has kept me on the road and enabled me to meet wonderful people from all walks of life as well as great musicians and artists who have been truly inspiring. They have strengthened my belief in a close knit world wide family of generous and creative human beings striving to change the world for the better. As a performer and a teacher, I am involved in numerous projects with young musicians and artists, and I would love to share the knowledge I've learned from my teachers, and experience as performer with music lovers at any level, from beginner to the advanced student.
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Trevor delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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 student recognize and reach their fullest potential, and help them discover new opportunities and possibilities in their musical lives. I love to keep my students motivated and focused in a very positive and creative learning atmosphere. I am here to instill my students desire to make great music, and to develop, grow, and achieve 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 from my training and studying experience at Interlochen Arts Academy, The Juilliard School, and in Europe at the Mozarteum Salzburg University, with techniques and methods taught to me by my teachers 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 at a healthy pace. In order to become a great player and maintain a beautiful sound for years to come, it is essential to have a strong solid foundation and daily warm up routine. Together, we will find a suitable warm up method, as well as daily exercises and etudes in order to develop a strong embouchure, enhance the student's 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 building and refinement of the solo horn repertoire. I am also happy 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.

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Aug 2018 - Present

Solo Horn
Oct 2016 - Present
Munich Chamber Orchestra


Postgraduate Degree
Sep 2016 - May 2017
Mozarteum Salzburg University
Master of Music
Aug 2014 - May 2016
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2010 - May 2014
The Juilliard School
Aug 2007 - May 2010
Interlochen Arts Academy


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


SYLFF Fellowship
Aug 2014
The Tokyo Foundation
Kovner Fellowship Program
Aug 2014
The Juilliard School
Jul 2014
Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition
Twin Cities Musicians Union Award
Jun 2014
Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra
Feb 2013
Juilliard Concerto Competition
Barry Tuckwell Award
Jun 2012
International Horn Society
First Prize, Premiere Soloist Competition
Jun 2012
International Horn Society


International Horn Society
Aug 2010

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.

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