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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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"Making Connections" was the subtitle of a presentation I gave at The Orchestral Musicians Symposium here in Phoenix yesterday. The main goal was to demystify...

In the first paragraph of an NPR article we learn "One musician in Connecticut learned the hard way about the dangers of not cleaning...

Don't fight the group karma: the job demands alertness, flexibility and a little bit of political savvy. On the job, the main responsibilities of...

Next the Hornmasters turn the topic of care and maintenance of the horn. Farkas offers in The Art of French Horn Playing a very practical chapter...

When I regularly taught beginning horn students, a portion of the very first lessons were usually devoted to maintenance of the instrument. This included mouthpiece...

It's Just the Singing Putting the rather strong and insistent tone aside, this post from Roger Rocco has some interesting thoughts to think about. I...

Eric J asks: I recently bought a new horn about two months ago. Everything is in working order, great sound, projection, ergonomic, light, just a...

Featured today is Dr. Rose French, a very active performer and teacher here in the Phoenix area. Now more than ever you need to...
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