Horn Teachers

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If you would like to be listed just send the following information...the more information the better!

- State, Town/Suburb
- Name
- Qualifications/experience
- Levels you are prepared to teach ...beginners, secondary, tertiary etc.
- Contact Details, phone/email
- other information you thing could be relevant, eg Do you teach at home...Do you make home visits.


Radu Boros
Sydney Area Over 30 years Playing and Teaching Experience in Europe and Australia
0421 222 287
Debbie Dietz
Wahroonga BS (Hon) '73 and MS (Hon) '79 University of Illinois in Instrumental Education and Conducting.
Principal Horn and guest conductor for the Ku Ring Gai Philharmonic Orchestra for over 25 years.
Conductor of Bands and Orchestra and horn tutor at Hornsby Girls High School since 1997.
Professional playing experience in Chicago. IL USA and Sydney, including pit orchestra, backing orchestras and the Australian Ballet and Opera Orchestra
Teach in home studio.
Levels beginner to HSC preparation.
Also teach AMEB theory.
02 9489 6940 (ph and fax)
Michael Dixon
Sutherland MMus (Griffith University); MPhil (University of Queensland; FTCL; LRSM
Principal Horn, Queensland Philharmonic (1987-2000); Associate Principal Horn, Queensland Orchestra (2000-2005). Horn player most other Australian Orchestras.
Teaching at Griffith University (1988-2004). Currently teaching at St. George Girls' High School, Woolooware High School, Wollongong Conservatorium of Music.
Teach all Levels.
Home visits for private lessons
02 8359 7029
0403 321 461
Alison Egan
Hawkesbury/Blue Mountains 30 years as a professional player in orchestras and small ensembles all around Australia.
Teach at home/home visits by arrangement
Levels: beginners, secondary, tertiary
0417 224 557
Chris Howes
Lilyfield and Southern Highlands Teaching French Horn, HSC Music tutor Course one, two and extension in all areas of the syllabus and conductor.
30 years experience as professional Horn player and teacher both Class and private French Horn studio.
Taught classes at leading Performing Arts school and Conservatorium Open academy as well as leading private schools. I have an infectious enthusiasm for teaching and love working with students of all ages.
Teaching all levels from beginner to advanced
Outstanding success with preparing HSC students with a thorough knowledge of HSC syllabus.
References available
0414 512640
Dr Thomas McConochie
Ashfield, Inner West AMusA, 2017
PhD, UNSW, 2017
Professional horn player and composer. Over 15 years' experience in professional, university, and community orchestras.
Horn & Brass - beginner to advanced
Theory-beginner to advanced
Composition-beginner to advanced
AMEB exam preparation; audition preparation; recital preparation; technique; musicianship
Teaching at your home or mine
0449 502 407
Steven O'Brien
Cherrybrook A Mus A.
Teaching and Professional Performer on French Horn since 1990. Army Band Sydney Hornist (1989-1997), Currently Hornist Corrective Services NSW (2003 current), North West Wind Band (A Grade champions 2018 ), Band Director CTHS (2014-current), Bridgidine College Brass Tutor (2016- current), French Horn group tutor MPPS (2014-current), Performed with many orchestras including Penrith SO / Willoughby SO / Newcastle SO / North SO. Teach all levels up to A Mus A, Studio fully air conditioned home studio.
0438 564 902
Neil O'Donnell
Croyden Park B Mus Ed. (Sydney Conservatorium, 2008)
Beginners - Secondary
Teach at home or home visits
0422 082 992
Paul Stiles
Epping LTCL, AMusA. Over 25yrs experience performing and teaching in schools and regional conservatoriums . Beginner to advanced with 100 of students preparing for AMEB exams over the years . Orchestral, Band , Chamber music and solo experience.
Living in Epping - father of 3 teenagers. Currently full-time musician with Royal Australian Navy Band.
0419 285 300

Karina Bryer
Brisbane (Holland Park West) B Mus Ed (UQ), Postgrad Dipoma of Perfomance (QCM), AMusA.
Beginners through to AMusA, preparation for Tertiary Entrance, Extension Music
Lessons at my House
07 3219 1946

Bill Stewart
Ballarat BMus (Hon) UWA 1985 and Dip Ed UW 1993
2nd and 4th horn in WASO 1977 -1981 and 1987 - 2006
French horn tutor Christchurch Grammar School Claremont WA 1991
Brass tutor and Junior band conductor Hale School Wembley Downs WA 1982 - 1989
Classroom Music Teacher, Hennessy Catholic College, Young NSW 2008- 2016
French horn tutor, now living in Ballarat, sectional tutor at Ballarat Student Symphony Orchestra (BGS)
Also teach AMEB theory.
0403 997 040
Gabrielle Ball
Heidelberg area Bachelor of Music (Performance) Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University Orchestral Traineeship with The Queensland Orchestra, Performed with The Queensland Orchestra. Also an experienced performer in wind bands, recording sessions, musicals and chamber music ensembles.
Prepared to teach All levels (beginners to tertiary students)
Teaching location flexible
0423 673 111
Russell Davis Mount Waverley B.Mus.  20 years tertiary teaching experience, including Acting Head of Brass at Uni Melb and VCA, 2009. 30 years secondary teaching experience. Currently Teacher of Horn at Monash University, and Brass Teacher at Whitefriars College, Donvale. 18 years full-time in Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Casual experience includes Principal Horn ACO, and Acting Principal OV, plus numerous commercial, TV, Film recordings. Member of the Gianni Marinucci Jazz Nonet
Able and willing to teach at any level. Negotiable rates.
0412 097190
Douglas Ross
Balnarring 3926 Masters of Music (Performance), Bachelor of Music Performance, Diploma of Education, University of Sydney.
Beginners - Secondary - Tertiary
Home visits or come to my house.
0412 840 666
Phoebe Smithies Coburg I completed my Bachelor of Music (honours) at Melbourne University in 2009, majoring in French Horn.
I currently play freelance with Melbourne Opera, Melbourne City Opera and various musical theatre groups around Melbourne. I've had 7 years teaching experience on piano and violin and have taught French Horn at University High School and Strathmore Secondary College.
I'm prepared to teach beginners and secondary school students. Lessons at my house in Coburg.

Robert Gladstones Kingsley 23 years pro (3yrs AOBO, 20 years WASO)
Teach at UWA and privately.
BMus (Canberra School of Music), All levels, beginner to tertiary, remedial work a speciality.
My place, your place or somewhere in between.
0412 141 048
Katy Rutter Mount Hawthorn Bachelor of Science (occupational therapy)
12 years piano teaching experience.
French Horn: Beginners, Secondary, Up to AMEB 6th grade.
Lesson location flexible.
0422 520 188