Xin He
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Xin He

Xin H.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Want to learn how to play the Horn? I have been giving lessons to kids in Baltimore for years through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program and now hope to expand. My goals as a teacher are to make a safe teaching environment with an emphasis on support and to further your own goals. All ages are welcome! Lessons will be catered to each student and you or your child will build a strong foundation that can be applied to all things in life! Send me a message and let's get started.

About Xin H.

I am a professional Horn player. I am currently a student at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester getting my Bachelor's of Music under Professor Peter Kurau.

Horn players can expect to have a unique sound, and I intend to let the student harness that rather than stick to whatever standard of sound is preferred in our community. From my experience, horn players tend to build tension in the jaw, and as a person with TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction), I know how to recognize these pains and how to release tension and prevent it!

I have been studying classical horn playing for 9 years and have had experiences in various orchestras such as the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. I attended the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in 2018, Sarasota Music Festival in 2019, and will be attending the Tanglewood Music Festival this summer in 2020 (and I'm being hopeful about this not being cancelled). In addition, I studied the Natural Horn for 4 years, the predecessor to the modern French Horn.

I have experience teaching young kids in Baltimore through the OrchKids Summer Program. I was a Brass Intern and taught the horn players and at times the trumpet players. From this experience, I developed patience and an even stronger love for teaching to play the instrument to which I am dedicating my life. I hope that you will consider me in your pursuit of finding a horn teacher for yourself or for your child.

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Jill D.
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Xin is a superb instructor. She is very patient and has provided me with techniques and tips that have improved my horn skills significantly. She is very knowledgeable and online instruction allows her to provide immediate feedback during the lesson. Though I have a long way to go, the improvements I have experienced have far surpassed my expectations.

Posted Nov 26, 2018
Andrew
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I haven't taken lessons from Xin, but as a colleague of hers at the Eastman School of Music, I can honestly say that she is one of the best and most dedicated horn players I've ever met. I have no doubt that Xin's skills as a musician would transfer well to her teaching. You won't go wrong with her.

Posted Jul 11, 2018
Ryan
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Loved her informative and supportive sessions! Would highly recommend!

Posted Jul 10, 2018
Isaac

I go to school with Xin and she is a very dedicated player with a beautiful sound. She is very knowledgeable of horn playing mechanics and will make an amazing teacher.

Posted May 22, 2018

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Experience

Fellow
Jun 2020 - Present

Tanglewood Music Festival

I was selected to be a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival for summer 2020. The in-person requirement of this festival needed to be postponed, so I will be attending this festival online!

Substitute Horn
May 2017 - Present

Ocala Symphony Orchestra

I am currently a Substitute Horn player for the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, meaning that whenever they need someone to fill a position in the Horn section, I am one of the people called to fly down and play in the orchestra.

Substitute Horn
Oct 2018 - Nov 2019

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Fellow
Jun 2019 - Jun 2019

Sarasota Music Festival

I attended the Sarasota Music Festival, a chamber music-focused music festival during the summer of 2019. I had an absolutely amazing time going out of my comfort-zone experiencing all there is to offer in the world of chamber music!

Fellow
May 2018 - Jul 2018

National Orchestral Institute + Festival

I was a fellow with the National Orchestra Institute + Festival at the University of Maryland, College Park. I performed in various community outreach during my time here and gained valuable orchestral playing experience and connections.

Brass Intern
Jun 2014 - Jul 2016

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids Summer Program

I supported group Brass class for the upper and lower levels and gave individual lessons for those who wanted them every week. I mostly taught horn players but I also taught trumpet players.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Applied Music (Horn)
Aug 2016 - May 2020

Eastman School of Music

Languages

Chinese

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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