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On Playing Along with Students in Lessons

One topic that comes up periodically is that of playing with students in lessons. Some well known, high level teachers rarely play in lessons....

Using the Karpman Drama Triangle as a Teaching Tool

UPDATED: Dec. 9th in the PM. Fixed broken resource links. * * * Sometimes in our musical lives with colleagues, teachers and students, a dance-of-power can...

From the Mailbag: A Horn Curriculum

A question came in from a reader who is enrolled in a horn pedagogy class, and I asked if I could answer it publicly...

Exploring What Students Studied Previously

Another article from the archive of the original HTML Horn Notes Blog dated 9/3/05 on a topic that I think about this time of...

On Switching Students from Trumpet to Horn

In 1973 I started sixth grade. That year I also started playing trumpet and this very book was the very first book I used:...

Technical Materials IV: Materials I am Still Looking For

First a question, did you notice any general category of technical material missing from the materials in the previous posts in this series? In the...

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...

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...

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...

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...