Zach Nicely

Zach N.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

French Horn

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Insightful and charismatic French horn teacher more than 5 years of teaching experience, My students have won state-level auditions and continued to study music at the collegiate level, and I'm ready to help you attain your goals whatever they may be. Preparing for an audition? Let's find areas of improvement and get you ready for the big moment! Applying to music programs? Let's find some great repertoire and make a plan. Just wanna get better and love playing this challenging yet rewarding instrument? Let's craft a musical experience that keeps you improving and loving the journey today!

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Zach delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

You want to get better at playing the French horn. Or, you want to get started with this beautiful instrument. Either way, I'm here to help! I'm a freelance hornist in New York City with variety of professional experience playing with orchestras, brass quintets, woodwind quintets, and as a guest soloist. I possess and Bachelor's degree in Music Education from James Madison University and a Master of Music degree in French Horn Performance from Western Michigan University. As a teacher, I have had students enter collegiate programs, win auditions with state festivals, and have a great time doing it! By studying with me, there are a few things that you can expect:

WE'RE GOING TO GET STRAIGHT TO THE ISSUES. Every musician is different, having their own strengths and weaknesses. I'll help you identify aspects of your technique that may be getting in your way and and we will formulate exercises to create new, healthy habits.

WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE YOUR STRENGTHS. As musicians we all spend a lot of time facing our weaknesses. We will be doing challenging work, but I'll remind you of what makes you excellent to fuel your progress and make sure you enjoy the process of self-improvement.

WE'RE GOING TO DEVELOP MUSICIANSHIP AS WELL AS TECHNIQUE. Every lesson will include technical study, music theory study, and repertoire study. The technique serves the mind, and through exciting repertoire you will find something to say through your music and while you learn how to say it through practice.

YOU'RE GOING TO BECOME YOUR OWN BEST TEACHER. I'm only with you for one lesson at a time, so it is my top priority to help you self-identify problems and give you the tools to create healthy habits in your own practice. Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Teach them HOW to fish, and they'll eat for the rest of their life.

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Master of Music in French Horn Performance
Sep 2017 - Apr 2019
Western Michigan University
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Aug 2012 - May 2017
James Madison University


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