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Arizona Doing Its Best to Discourage Teachers

Of late I am very disturbed by recent trends in my home state of Arizona. At one time the education motto from our nation's capitol...

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...

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...

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...

3 Stages of Beginning Music Lessons

Summer time is here - this is prime time for savvy music students to acquire music students of their own. This is a great...

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...

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...

Pet Peeve: Teachers who don’t Teach Technique

In my continuing series of posts on pet peeves we have arrived at the topic of teachers who don’t teach technique. First, this post is...

A Systems View of Music Performance Education (I)

Could a technology model work for a music performance education? Last summer I worked in a temporary position developing a web site "in-house" for an...

Size Matters; Big Horns, Little Hands

From the family archive. A sister-in-law of mine once played French horn as a child. We like to swap stories now and then about her...