I think that it goes without saying that Julie Landsman has had an incredible and inspiring career. Julie was the principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for an incredible 25 years (1985-2010), a teacher at Julliard since 1989, and has long been a proponent of mind and body balance […]

Interview(s) with Julie Landsman   Recently updated !


Too much pressure. Incorrect mouthpiece placement. Too much “smile” in the embouchure. Lousy right-hand position. Too little attention to intention. These are some of the bad habits I’ve had in my playing over the past 20+ years of playing the horn. These bad habits weren’t learned overnight, and moving past […]

Looking to Remove Bad Habits? Two Strategies You May Not ...   Recently updated !



Lukas-Pinc horn
As I write this post, I was able to try out a new model horn several weeks ago from one of the best custom horn makers working today – Dan Vidican. Dan is fairly well-known for his excellent Lukas horn, and this new horn will likely become just as popular […]

New Custom Horn Model – Lukas/Pinc Horn   Recently updated !


Like I’ve mentioned a little bit before, I’ve started becoming obsessed with¬†productivity. From books to apps to Youtube videos, I’ve learned so many new ways to get things done while not actually getting things done! However, I have also discovered some pretty neat tools that I’ve started using. One of […]

My favorite productivity apps: Spring 2018   Recently updated !



A couple of months ago I posted about how Google’s Android operating system has given Google vast amounts of knowledge about your activities, where you work, what you look at when you shop, and (probably) even more. This kind of information makes Google really great at predicting what information you […]

Separating Yourself From Google – A Guide   Recently updated !


Embouchure health is something that is probably not talked about enough in most brass-playing groups. While you’ll find hundreds of discussions on how to play high(er) or loud(er), or what mouthpiece is the best, you won’t necessarily find a lot of discussion on how best to manage the very sensitive […]

Keep Your Face in Shape – Embouchure Health Thoughts   Recently updated !



So it looks like Google may finally be putting the nail in the coffin of Android as a tablet operating system. Android tablets have always been a bit of a half-assed product from Google but in terms of hardware and software. As I mentioned a little bit in my Pixel […]

Android Tablets – Finally Dead?   Recently updated !


french horn masterclass
Masterclasses are a great and underrated resource. I went to my first master classes when I went to my first horn workshop (a pretty awesome experience in and of itself) and I still enjoy going whenever I get the chance. I feel like watching a great teacher work with a […]

Online Horn Master Class Resource   Recently updated !