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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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Henri Kling (1842-1918) spent most of his career in Geneva, where he was professor of horn and solfège at the Geneva Conservatory from 1865...

A new inductee into the "Hubie" Hall of Fame. UPDATE: Sept. 9, 2009. Link updated. This site has been around for a while, but I discovered...

The past two days I helped produce a great recording project (more on that another day) and it reminded me of this post dated...

Etude practice has long been a standard way to train and cross-train horn technique.  As to etudes Philip Farkas in The Art of French...

The list of troubled U.S. orchestras seems to get longer and longer. It feels as if a dam has burst and we are being...

A former student mentioned that a question that they had been asked in an interview was why a student would choose to study with...

Wild Wild West. In the height of the Cold War/James Bond era, there were numerous copy-cat movies and television shows that involved secret agents and...

A blast from the past. According to history King Charles IX of France (best known for the St. Bartholomew Massacre) died of tuberculosis. According to...
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