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Apprenticeship: Practice and teaching insights

One thing you have to keep looking for as a teacher are insights into how to teach better and how to help students learn...

Mailbag: Exercises for increasing tonguing speed and improving transposition.

A student wrote in looking for suggestions of materials to increase tonguing speed (single and double) and also to improve transposition. The exercises I most...

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...

The Ultimate “Best Schools for Horn Study” Article

The question always comes up about what are the best schools for horn study. I have taken a stab at answering this question a...

Interview: Rose French on Rangesongs

In 2012 Mountain Peak Music released a new book for horn players. While outwardly an etude book, I am hesitant to put Rangsongs in...

Where can you Study Music Education and Not Take Marching Band?

Many horn players are not fans of marching. Often for instrumental music education majors marching band is a required course. At some schools, however,...

What [Type of] School is Best for Horn Study?

This article was first posted on the original HTML Horn Notes Blog way back on 11/1/04. It is timely again--today was the last day...

The Double Major, Music Education and Performance

One question that comes up pretty frequently is the topic of being a double major in college, especially the topic of being a double...

Choosing the Right School

It is that time of year again; people are looking for schools for horn study. Last spring I had a specific question come in...

Are Highly-Rated Horn Professors Overrated?

A few days ago I saw a link to an interesting article with the title "Study: highly-rated professors are. . . overrated." The article...