2019-20 Horn Teacher Directory

Mary Becker
Email: marybecker624(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (612) 751-8881
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lesson Location: Southeast Metro (Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount, Cottage Grove, Hastings, etc.)
Rates: $20/Half Hour, $30/45 Minutes, $40/Hour
About the Instructor: Accepting new students beginning in December of 2019.  Violinist with Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and horn player with Prince of Peace Brass Choir, Burnsville, MN.  Graduate of UW-Eau Claire with Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Music Education.  Currently teaches 4th-5th grade band at Armatage Montessori in Minneapolis and substitute teaches band in ISD 196 – Rosemount, Eagan, and Apple Valley Schools.  Previously held position at Epiphany Catholic School in Coon Rapids teaching band and orchestra, grades 3-8.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Mary Brindle
Email: Mbrindle(at)comcast(dot)net
Phone: (612) 270-9887
Levels: Young Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Lesson Location: West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.)
Rates: $18/Half Hour
About the Instructor: I have a BSME (Music Education) and have been teaching private lessons for many years. I focus lessons on my instrument, horn, and enjoy teaching young players good technique in a fun environment. It is important to me that students have fun in their ensemble experience.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Vince Hendren
Email: vince.hendren(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (651) 692-6803
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: North Metro (Anoka, Blaine, Lino Lakes, etc.)
Rates: $22/Half Hour
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Teresa Herbert
Email: teresa.herbe1(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (763) 203-9032
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: Northeast Metro (Oakdale, White Bear Lake, etc.), North Metro (Anoka, Blaine, Lino Lakes, etc.), Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.)
Rates: $25/Half Hour, $50/Hour
About the Instructor: Terepsa has a Masters degree in Horn Performance from the University of MN.  She has been teaching for over 15 years.  She is passionate about helping students achieve their highest potential.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Angela House Gritton
Email: Houseang(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: (651) 253-6800
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Lesson Location: Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.)
Rates: $25/Half Hour
About the Instructor: I am accepting new students for the fall of 2019. Small studio of middle/high school students. Annual recital.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Melissa Morey
Email: mel_morey(at)mac(dot)com
Phone: (612) 803-4139
Website: http://www.moreyhornstudio.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate, College/Conservatory Level
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: $65/Hour
About the Instructor: I am a free-lance horn player, teacher, and singer. In addition to running Morey Horn Studio I teach at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter) and am a member of the Gustavus Faculty Woodwind Quintet, as well as a founding member of the Mélange à Trois horn trio. I am a sought after instructor, presenter, and adjudicator at music camps, contests, honor ensembles, and schools.
I hold a Master of Music degree in horn performance and pedagogy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I studied with Douglas Hill; I earned a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal music education (with departmental distinction) from St. Olaf College.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Aisling O’Sullivan
Email: amos1124(at)gmail(dot)com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Lesson Location: Minneapolis
Rates: Rates available upon request.
About the Instructor: Aisling is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Minnesota with Ellen Dinwiddie Smith of the Minnesota Orchestra. She completed her undergraduate studies in horn performance at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with Randy Gardner. Aisling is an alumna of both GTCYS and MYS and is passionate about helping students achieve their musical goals.
GTCYS Alumni? Yes

Ben Parke
Email: trumpetplayers(at)yahoo(dot)com
Phone: (612) 396-1428
Website: https://www.minneapolisbrass.com
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Lesson Location: West Metro (Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata, etc.), Southwest Metro (Eden Prairie, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, etc.), South Metro (Bloomington, Burnsville, Lakeville, Farmington, Prior Lake, Savage, etc.)
Rates: $55/Hour
About the Instructor: Mr. Parke has a Masters of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and has been teaching privately for over 20 years.  His students have been accepted into every honor band in the state, many with 1st chair placements, while also participating in groups such as GTCYS, MYJB, No Limits Brass Choir, and many others.  Many of his students have also been offered music scholarships at schools ranging from Gustavus and St Olaf to prestigious conservatories such as Eastman, Peabody, and the Bienen School at Northwestern University.  Mr. Parke works with each student to craft a program of study to help them achieve the highest level possible with their skills.
GTCYS Alumni? No

Heidi Stodola
Email: heidistodola(at)yahoo(dot)com
Phone: (612) 669-4255
Levels: Young Beginner, Older Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Pre-Collegiate
Lesson Location: Northwest Metro (Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, etc.)
Rates: $25/Half Hour
About the Instructor: Heidi Stodola has been teaching band and orchestra since 1998 and is an avid horn player in the Twin Cities.  She plays as a regular in the Northern Symphony Orchestra and in the Lake Wobegon Brass Band, both based in the Anoka Area. She enjoys musicals and has had the joy of conducting 14 different shows with high school pit orchestras.  Heidi is an active performer and member, substitute conductor, and board member for the Twin Cities Horn Club (which you should join – it’s free!)
I have 6 slots open on Thursdays at my home studio in Brooklyn Park, 6-9pm.  Please email or call with inquiries. A first get-to-know-you lesson is always free.
GTCYS Alumni? No

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