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From the Mailbag: Online Materials for High School hornists

One question that periodically comes (in various forms) asks about online materials that would be of use to high school hornists. Certainly, the number one...

Brief Review: An Inexpensive Natural Horn

With a small amount of funds available, I had an idea how to use them for something that would help the studio. What I...

5 Keys to Horn Success

It is human nature to be curious, what are the keys for success for famous people? The following are five keys to success I...

More on “clicks” — and the best horns

Last year a topic touched upon in an article was that of “clicks” and valve changes. In that time frame, I started taking some...

Brief review: Horn Technique by Jeffrey Agrell

Those familiar with older horn publications will recall a classic 1962 book by Gunther Schuller titled Horn Technique. It is so compact that you can practically...

Deeper insights 5: Quitting?

As a final point in this series of deeper insights related to raising a handicapped child it would be this: giving up is not...

Deeper insights 4: Being positive

Working with my son these few years the thing that has recently worked the best has been a technique called “Positive Behavior Support.” Without...

Deeper insights 3: Fearless optimism

Turning a bit of a corner, as time went on as a teacher I realized that there are essentially two types of confidence. What got...

Deeper insights 2: Anxiety

Some things I have learned on a deeper level over the course of raising my son. When he was little it was more to...

Deeper insights 1: Teaching

One topic I have only rarely touched on here in Horn Matters is something that has impacted my life and teaching in rather deep...