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Conclusion, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 11. There are many complains from full-time teacher in Thailand regarding a high amount of paperwork that need to be...

Part III, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant. 8. As a horn student from Thailand where information is still quite limited, your articles and resources on hornmatters.com...

Part II, interview by Komsun Dilokkunanant.  4. What is your philosophy on teaching?  A few years back, when Douglas Yeo (trombone) joined the ASU brass faculty,...

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

On my Summit CD Canto, which recently was posted (legally) on YouTube in full, I included several works that I felt have not received...

This past weekend the 2017 edition of the Southwest Horn Conference was held at Phoenix College in, you guessed it, Phoenix, Arizona. There are...

One question I am asked about fairly often is about fixing mute corks. The worst offenders are some recent mutes with "peel and stick"...

Horn playing is fun! For some readers, they certainly agree, yes, it is fun! But for others, maybe not so much. It is an...

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Several students are taking auditions now in the studio. Part of playing an audition well is knowing who you are playing for. For an...

One topic that comes up often is that of testing new and used horns, a good topic and one I have not written about...

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Between a rock and a hard place Easter weekend is a good payday for many brass players. Mine gig was in the choir loft mostly,...

Briefly following up on my recent article on testing a new or used French horn, a topic that has come up several times since...

A classic revisited for the new year. The Birth of Venus (c. 1482-6) by Sandro Botticelli depicts the goddess Venus, emerging from the sea as...

In preparation for travel this summer I wanted a new case. Last summer I saw my first Marcus Bonna “UltraLight” case and knew it...

After having played on the same mouthpiece rim for about 15 years I recently decided to try out something totally different - stainless-steel rims...
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