Private Horn Teaching

My goal is to teach music and musicianship–not just horn.  Excellent horn playing is just one part of being an excellent musician: musicians must develop their skills in all musical areas, including the craft of playing an instrument, listening and awareness of yourself and others, and understanding music in its historical context.  I believe that musicians at any level in their training can continue to develop these skills.  Not only will you become a better musician, but you will develop a life-long love for music and a passion for discovery.

I have experience teaching beginners of all ages, as well as more experienced musicians.  I maintain a teaching studio in my home and I also travel to teach in students’ homes.  For more information about lessons, please contact me.  All inquiries are welcome.

Here is what students are saying…

“I studied horn under Emily while in college. Above all, I enjoyed my lessons with her. She was very friendly and we got along very well; she also knew I was a busy undergraduate engineering student and was flexible and strove to keep my music studies low stress and enjoyable. However, she still maintained high standards for me and was strict, but fair. Emily continually pushed me to improve my playing abilities and to increase my confidence in public performances. I can wholeheartedly recommend her as a teacher.”

“As a 64-year old clarinetist, it has been been my passion to play the horn.  It was a joy to begin lessons with Emily.  She was patient, encouraging, and made me feel so comfortable.  Yes, Emily hit the right note for me!”

Student Resources

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Teaching Artist Residencies

Emily partners with Scott A. Switzer to present fun, engaging, in-school workshops for elementary and middle school students. Life and Music in Revolutionary Connecticut is their elementary level program which draws students into the life of Major-General Isreal Putnam, a Connecticut Revolutionary war hero, using historical narrative and music. This program adheres to learning standards in English, social studies, and music. Their middle school program is titled Breathing Life into Music and introduces the functions of the human respiratory system, and its relationship with the muscular and skeletal systems, through wind instrument demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Learning standards for science and music are met in this program. For more information about these teaching artist residencies and having Emily and Scott come to your school, send a message to Emily using the contact page.