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Xin H.
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Learn how to listen to music!
We will talk about music! As simple as that sounds, talking about music with our common language can be some of the most difficult and daunting things. In our lessons, we will learn about the "whys" of music, how to listen even better, and even discuss a bit of music history. Depending on your needs, I can take a flexible or a textbook-based approach to theory. Let me know before our first lesson together what you prefer!
About Xin H.

Hello, I'm Xin! I am a Master's student at the Yale School of Music and am based in the New Haven area. I can't wait to help you with your musical dreams. I am available for online lessons worldwide. I enjoy having a varied studio and am inspired every day by my students' love for horn playing! Message me today with a request! Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible. Summer availability is limited due to my participation in the Tanglewood Music Center 2022, but I can try to make things work! ----Biography---- Xin H. is a horn player based in New Haven, CT. She is currently working towards a Master of Music at the Yale School of Music with Professor William Purvis. She obtained a BM in Horn Performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2020 under the tutelage of Professor Peter Kurau and studied under Adjunct Professor Maura McCune-Corvington as well. In addition, she has studied under Larry Williams, Philip Munds, and Anneka Zuehlke. While at Eastman, she was Principal Horn on pieces such as Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and was invited on the 2020 Eastman Philharmonia China Tour. Xin has performed with groups such as Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as a substitute musician and the Eastman Philharmonia. She has been a fellow at the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in 2018, Sarasota Music Festival in 2019, the 52nd annual New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2020, 2021, and 2022. She is also a passionate chamber musician, having performed with groups such as the Eastman Brass Guild, Sarasota Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, and various other small chamber groups. In November 2020, she was invited to perform for the MET Opera Orchestra Horn Masterclass. Her teaching experience includes maintaining a private studio of students ranging from the ages of 9 to 55 and has taught complete beginners who have never touched a brass instrument in their lives through her Zoom classroom. She is also a Substitute Teaching Artist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program, a program modeled after El Sistema that brings music education to inner-city students, and has experience teaching and coaching brass groups. In addition to horn playing, Xin is very passionate about rabbits, and is dedicated to rabbit rescue, fostering, and rehabilitation and is experienced in special-needs animals. She also works at Yale's Historical Sound Recording Library as an Education and Outreach Assistant.

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Xin H.
Teaches Online
Learn how to listen to music!
We will talk about music! As simple as that sounds, talking about music with our common language can be some of the most difficult and daunting things. In our lessons, we will learn about the "whys" of music, how to listen even better, and even discuss a bit of music history. Depending on your needs, I can take a flexible or a textbook-based approach to theory. Let me know before our first lesson together what you prefer!
About Xin H.

Hello, I'm Xin! I am a Master's student at the Yale School of Music and am based in the New Haven area. I can't wait to help you with your musical dreams. I am available for online lessons worldwide. I enjoy having a varied studio and am inspired every day by my students' love for horn playing! Message me today with a request! Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible. Summer availability is limited due to my participation in the Tanglewood Music Center 2022, but I can try to make things work! ----Biography---- Xin H. is a horn player based in New Haven, CT. She is currently working towards a Master of Music at the Yale School of Music with Professor William Purvis. She obtained a BM in Horn Performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2020 under the tutelage of Professor Peter Kurau and studied under Adjunct Professor Maura McCune-Corvington as well. In addition, she has studied under Larry Williams, Philip Munds, and Anneka Zuehlke. While at Eastman, she was Principal Horn on pieces such as Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and was invited on the 2020 Eastman Philharmonia China Tour. Xin has performed with groups such as Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as a substitute musician and the Eastman Philharmonia. She has been a fellow at the National Orchestral Institute + Festival in 2018, Sarasota Music Festival in 2019, the 52nd annual New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2020, 2021, and 2022. She is also a passionate chamber musician, having performed with groups such as the Eastman Brass Guild, Sarasota Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, and various other small chamber groups. In November 2020, she was invited to perform for the MET Opera Orchestra Horn Masterclass. Her teaching experience includes maintaining a private studio of students ranging from the ages of 9 to 55 and has taught complete beginners who have never touched a brass instrument in their lives through her Zoom classroom. She is also a Substitute Teaching Artist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program, a program modeled after El Sistema that brings music education to inner-city students, and has experience teaching and coaching brass groups. In addition to horn playing, Xin is very passionate about rabbits, and is dedicated to rabbit rescue, fostering, and rehabilitation and is experienced in special-needs animals. She also works at Yale's Historical Sound Recording Library as an Education and Outreach Assistant.

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Teaches Beginner

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

Master of Music (Horn)

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

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Xin is a fantastic teacher full of positive energy. She not only teaches technique but also musicality. My child is very delighted with the way she teaches. I would definitely recommend her.

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Xin has been doing a fantastic job working with my daughter. She is now getting the professional help that she needs. Thanks Xin.

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She connected very well with my 13 year old and she enjoyed the entire lesson!

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2022 Fellow
May 2022 - Present
Tanglewood Music Center
I will participate in the Tanglewood Music Center's Summer 2022 program in the Festival Orchestra!
2020 Fellow
Nov 2020 - Present
New York String Orchestra Seminar
I was a fellow who participated in the (unfortunately first-ever) online NYSOS seminar! Despite the limitations of Zoom, we had an intensive week of music-making during which I learned about chamber repertoire I've never played and certain orchestral repertoire as well.
Substitute Teaching Artist
Sep 2020 - Present
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids
I am a substitute teaching artist for the BSO's OrchKids program, an El Sistema-based program in Baltimore City providing free music education.
Substitute Horn
May 2017 - Present
Ocala Symphony Orchestra
2021 Fellow
Jun 2021 - Aug 2021
Tanglewood Music Center
I was selected to come back for a second year at the Tanglewood Music Center, during which I was Principal horn for pieces such as Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and Ligeti's Violin Concerto. I also participated in chamber works such as Mihauld's La cheminée du roi René Woodwind Quintet and Lindberg's Ottoni for Brass Ensemble. This is a full-tuition program sponsored by generous donors.
2020 Fellow
Jun 2020 - Aug 2020
Tanglewood Music Center
I was selected to be a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival for summer 2020. The in-person requirement of this festival needed to be postponed, so I will be attending this festival online! I'm re-invited back for next year, so if you happen to visit the Berkshires in Massachusetts, see you there!
Substitute Horn
Oct 2018 - Nov 2019
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Fellow
Jun 2019 - Jun 2019
Sarasota Music Festival
I attended the Sarasota Music Festival, a chamber music-focused music festival during the summer of 2019. I had an absolutely amazing time going out of my comfort-zone experiencing all there is to offer in the world of chamber music!
Fellow
May 2018 - Jul 2018
National Orchestral Institute + Festival
I was a fellow with the National Orchestra Institute + Festival at the University of Maryland, College Park. I performed in various community outreach during my time here and gained valuable orchestral playing experience and connections.
Brass Intern
Jun 2014 - Jul 2016
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids Summer Program
I supported group Brass class for the upper and lower levels and gave individual lessons for those who wanted them every week. I mostly taught horn players but I also taught trumpet players.
Master of Music (Horn)
Aug 2021
Yale School of Music
Bachelor of Music, Applied Music (Horn)
Aug 2016 - May 2020
Eastman School of Music
Horn
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Peabody Preparatory
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
International Horn Society
Aug 2016
Since 1970, The International Horn Society (IHS) has been an organization of people from around the world drawn together with a mutual interest in the horn. We are dedicated to the performance, teaching, composition, research, preservation, and promotion of the horn as a musical instrument.

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