Private Studio: Hello! If you are visiting this page, you or your family member may be interested in taking lessons for horn, and I am looking forward to meeting you! I teach privately from my home studio in Worthington, OH and in some cases will travel to other locations in the greater Columbus area.
click here: International Horn Society Teacher Listing
Philosophy: My teaching methods are based on the most effective pedagogy and teacher-student relationship practices that have developed around the world. With information collected from Boston to Berlin to Prague and beyond, the most advanced playing principles can custom fit the level of any player. Every one is different, so it does not serve students well to receive “one size fits all” instruction. Much of the instruction the students receive is through imitation, and they quickly will learn “by ear”, as well as through the regular practice of assigned exercises.
Middle school students and beginners will sing to develop pitch memory and learn at their own pace with fun exercises to develop their individual musicianship. As they progress, their solo repertoire evolves to match their ability level and we will play duets to work on intonation, dynamics and rhythm. Students have advanced well beyond the basic lessons taught in the general curriculum. High school students are able to excel in their music classes and are consistently nominated into regional and state honor bands and orchestras. Students prepare for successful entry into undergraduate and graduate music programs.
Studio members are encouraged to participate in the Horns of Ohio! horn choir to meet people from other schools and mingle with regional teachers and college professors.
Guest Brass Clinician:
London, England International Horn Symposium 46, Memphis, TN International Horn Symposium 45, The Ohio State University, Youngstown University, Wright State University, Columbus Symphony Youth and Cadet Orchestras, Dublin Coffman High School, Columbus Academy, Grove City High School, Central Crossing Conservatory, Pickerington High School, Hamilton Township High School, Hilliard Darby High School, Hilliard Davidson High School, Denham Springs Middle School and High School.