Instruction with Preston begins with evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each part of the student's playing, as well as the goals and aspirations of each student. We will lay out a plan and begin to work on the fundamentals of playing that will allow the student to express themselves musically, without being held back by the technical demands of horn playing. The goal of studying horn with a teacher is to give the student the tools that they need to be able to fully express their musical thoughts and ideas, and know what technical/fundamentals to go back and study when they are unable to do so. Preston's philosophy of teaching is to help find the unique pathway that every player must find for themselves, in order to be fully competent and confident in their ability to play not only the notes on the page, but to express the notes with beauty and control. Preston will help you find that path, and be a guide that shows both the tried and true methods, as well as exploring new and innovative approaches.