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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...

The Future of French Horn Playing

One thought I have heard (and have repeated myself) is that this is a “golden age” for the French horn. Or is it? Before getting...

Horn playing is fun

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

A golden age for French horns

At the end of my recent article looking at Lechniuk horns I commented that We kind of forget what a golden age of horn production...

Hornist Motivations: Bucket Lists, etc.

A post yesterday on the Hornisten der Berliner Philharmoniker Facebook page brought to mind a point worth making about motivations for horn players. The specific post...

Letters from my Teachers

Since the end of school I have been working on a major cleaning project at home, time to get rid of some things and...

Verne Reynolds, man with a hobby

One way to know someone is by their hobbies. The name of Verne Reynolds should be familiar to Horn Matters readers, as Bruce and...

From the Mailbag: What Does It Take to “Make It”

This question was so beautifully written that I will leave it exactly as it came in: Hi there! I'm a Junior in high school, and...

The Benefits of Being a Thankful Hornist

With this being the Thanksgiving holiday it is a good day to look briefly at the topic of being a thankful hornist. Many have...

What your Horn Says about You When You are Not Around

Often, when working on a horn the wear and tear tell me a lot about how a horn is handled, used, cared for, and...