I have room for 5-7 more students in my studio. Book weekly lessons in trombone, baritone/euph, or tuba from me between now and February 1st and I will discount 3 months of lessons by $20/month!
Bonus! If any of my current students refer a friend to my studio, the current student will receive 1 free lesson for each referral.
Email me at email@example.com for more details.
Does anyone else have a practice buddy?
Mine is called Gatsby, the Master-Distractor.
My dear friend Sarah Schmalenberger, who teaches horn at the University of St Thomas, is again putting on her yearly seminar for women and girls who play brass instruments. This year she’s doing things a little differently, partnering with the fine folks at Schmitt Music to do an equipment and technology day.
Check it out, it’s an awesome day of inspiring performances, networking, and above all, camaraderie for ladies who kick brass. 🙂
Brass Chix 2015
As with almost every new year, I’ve found that initial drive to ‘do more’ with many aspects of my life: career, relationships, finances, health, etc. Of course like most folks it lasts a month or two and then it’s business as usual.
In 2015 I have a new motivator: For the first time in many years I find myself completely financially supported by my performance and teaching. I like this, I like it a lot, and I’m determined to keep it that way. It’s driven me to establish a weekly routine of tasks having to do with my business and my professional growth.
So what you’ll see hear is more weekly (at the least!) posts, updates to my studio content, and continuing additions to my Resources pages. I’ll add information about local and regional auditions and performance opportunities, how to prepare a college audition, tips for instrument care, and much more.
Plus I’ll continue to blog here about what’s on my mind, what I’ve discovered recently, and what’s new in the world of performance and education.
Here’s to 2015 being happy and productive for all of us!
Students and Parents,
I recently received word that Minnesota Youth Symphonies (MYS) is looking for trombonists to audition for their Repertory Orchestra for the 2nd and 3rd trimester of their 2014-15 season.
Auditions will be held before November 15.
I currently have one student in MYS, starting his second year. I encourage all my students to seek extracurricular performance opportunities whenever possible!
Another great local youth orchestra is the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS).
As always I am happy to help my students prepare for auditions!
It’s back-to-school time and a great opportunity to start thinking about lessons for you or your child! You can find me now on Thumbtack, a web service designed specifically to help professionals connect with their community.
Additionally, if you’ve worked with me in some capacity before, please consider leaving a review on Thumbtack so I can build my presence!
Hello dear readers, students, and parent/guardians!
I’ve been fairly inactive here as I went through a busy spell of gigs and engagements and friends in town, but I do plan on keeping this space more active in the future.
In the immediate future I am looking forward to transferring all my website content from laurehusting.com to this WordPress format, and spicing up the look and flow of the studio page. A friend was kind enough to take some new headshots for me, so look forward to those!
Give it a read, oh payers of the lesson fees, and understand.
(And replace “piano” with “trombone/baritone/euphonium/tuba” and “big black beast” with …I don’t know, “shiny brass beast”?)
Disclaimer: I don’t think any of my current students or parents feel that lessons are the be-all-end-all of their children’s musical education. We all know that practice is necessary to develop skill, and skill necessary to develop enjoyment and expression. I think the points about busy schedules and insisting that children “do everything” are valid. While I understand that we don’t want to place any limits on what our students can achieve, we should allow them some time to find their feet doing something they like.