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On teaching styles of horn teachers, and creativity

Not too long ago a colleague made an offhand comment about another teacher, saying they were a “method” teacher. That observation, and looking at...

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...

Tips for Educators, and an Evolving Pedagogy

Recently, as part of a session with brass colleagues at our AMEA all-state, I presented a session for music educators, "Tips to Improve your...

Ericson Interview, part I: From orchestral player to professor

Periodically questions come in related to school projects. In this case, the questions were in an interview format for an advanced brass pedagogy and...

From the Mailbag: Right Brain, Left Brain, and Connecting with Students

Several years ago a question came in. It was one that I found interesting to ponder at the time and still find interesting to...

A Matter of Scale

Very recently I saw a quote posted that relates very much to a topic on my mind. It read, When you play your instrument you...

On Teaching (and Studying) Effectively

With the first semester of the University of Horn Matters horn pedagogy course nearly complete it seems like a good time to re-post the...

Foulk on Sexism and Things to Not Say in a Master...

In updating the Events page recently I noted in the website for the 2012 International Women's Brass Conference an article by co-host Lin Foulk...

On Winning a College Horn Teaching Position

Besides performing, a lot of advanced horn students have dreams of teaching the horn full time at the college level. In The Musician’s Way...

On Horn Student Success

Many horn students are graduating these few weeks. One metric used to judge the success of horn teachers is how many of their students...