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A Shortage of Young Horn Players

Some things never change. John Ericson has made it a mission to promote and encourage more young horn students in Arizona. As a private (and...

More Debunking the F Horn for Beginners

Occasionally I like to peruse Google Patent Search, looking for cool and far-out concepts in horn design. A complete article last year uncovered some interesting...

Technical Materials III: Uncommon Materials I Teach From

First, to add one big point in the previous post in this series, I don’t teach with a one-size-fits-all routine that is the same...

A Systems View of Music Performance Education (II)

Continuing from Part I. While working as a temp at a technology education center this summer, I worked with their goals and rationale of their...

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...

Technical Materials II: Standard Materials I Teach From

As mentioned in my previous post, in terms of materials I started out as I was taught but over the years began to experiment...

The Horn Dare

We need more horn players in the schools. I would offer readers a challenge in two parts. The first part is a general challenge to...

Technical Materials I: What I Studied From

Horn teachers tend to teach out of materials that they used as students with their own students up to the point that they find...

Advice for New Horn Professors

At the recent Southeast Horn Workshop I saw several former students, two being of particular interest to me as they now have tenure...

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...