Hello, I'm Xin! I am a Master's student at the Yale School of Music and am based in the New Haven area. I can't wait to help you with your musical dreams. I am available for online lessons worldwide. I enjoy having a varied studio and am inspired every day by my students' love for horn playing! Message me today with a request! Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible. Summer availability is limited due to my participation in the Tanglewood Music Center 2022, but I can try to make things work! ----Biography---- Xin H. is a horn player based in New Haven, CT. She is currently working towards a Master of Music at the Yale School of Music with Professor William Purvis. She obtained a BM in Horn Performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2020 under the tutelage of Professor Peter Kurau and studied under Adjunct Professor Maura McCune-Corvington as well. In addition, she has studied under Larry Williams, Philip Munds, and Anneka Zuehlke. While at Eastman, she was Principal Horn on pieces such as Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and was invited on the 2020 Eastman Philharmonia China Tour. Xin has performed with groups such as Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as a substitute musician and the Eastman Philharmonia. She has been a fellow at the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in 2018, Sarasota Music Festival in 2019, the 52nd annual New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2020, 2021, and 2022. She is also a passionate chamber musician, having performed with groups such as the Eastman Brass Guild, Sarasota Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, and various other small chamber groups. In November 2020, she was invited to perform for the MET Opera Orchestra Horn Masterclass. Her teaching experience includes maintaining a private studio of students ranging from the ages of 9 to 55 and has taught complete beginners who have never touched a brass instrument in their lives through her Zoom classroom. She is also a Substitute Teaching Artist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program, a program modeled after El Sistema that brings music education to inner-city students, and has experience teaching and coaching brass groups. In addition to horn playing, Xin is very passionate about rabbits, and is dedicated to rabbit rescue, fostering, and rehabilitation and is experienced in special-needs animals. She also works at Yale's Historical Sound Recording Library as an Education and Outreach Assistant.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2014
Master of Music (Horn)
Teaches ages 3+
Has background check
Xin is a fantastic teacher full of positive energy. She not only teaches technique but also musicality. My child is very delighted with the way she teaches. I would definitely recommend her.
Xin has been doing a fantastic job working with my daughter. She is now getting the professional help that she needs. Thanks Xin.
She connected very well with my 13 year old and she enjoyed the entire lesson!