Private Lessons

(Available through Independent Contractors)

 

 

 


 

Flute

DRERICHTUCKER

Dr. Erich Tucker
thefluteguy@yahoo.com
817-907-8155

Dr. Erich Tucker has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, Australia, and Asia. Erich teaches applied flute, saxophone, woodwinds, and musicology at Tarrant County College and throughout the DFW metroplex. Floating between the worlds of music notation and improvisation, Erich is equally comfortable spinning sound both on and off the page. His first solo improv album, PRANA (2010), available on all digital platforms, has received international acclaim.

As past president of the Texas Flute Society and active member of the National Flute Association, Erich has appeared at conventions in Salt Lake City, Orlando, New York City, Washington, D.C, Las Vegas, Nashville, Dallas, and San Diego. A specialist in the musical and dramatic arts, Erich has coordinated flute events for the Texas Flute Festival and Sir James Galway. Erich is an alumni cast member of The Company, an international traveling repertory theater ensemble. Erich has directed over 50 musical theater stage productions through the Summer Arts College since 2002. Erich has written extensively for Flute Wise, Flute Talk, and the National Drama Service.

With innovative and intentional teaching methods, Erich pursues excellence while guiding musicians to discover their own unique voice by teaching music as a language with reading, writing, listening, and speaking components. He holds a Master of Music degree, studied at the University of Central Florida, was awarded a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance with a cognate in Musicology from Texas Christian University. An alumni of the Vero Beach High School Band, Erich performed under the illuminated batons of James and Sheila Sammons.

Erich is extraordinarily fascinated with human motivation and intention; and he welcomes every opportunity to perform and teach, locally and to the farthest corners of the earth. To date he has traveled to 36 countries and all 50 states. An illuminated soul on-stage and off, Erich’s ever-evolving artistry is simply stated: He follows his own path. Erich is available for flute, saxophone, and double reed lessons through Kaufman ISD and virtual tutoring. 


 

Trumpet

DRERICHTUCKER

Joshua Chance
chance47@att.net
(469) 387-2970‬

Joshua Chance began playing piano at the age of six, and picked up the trumpet as he entered into the 6th grade. He made the top band in 7th and 8th grade, in addition to making it to the All-Region band every year.

In high school he made sweepstakes in both marching, concert and full orchestra UIL, and competed in State Solo and Ensemble with a brass quintet multiple years in a row. He joined the Jazz Band his sophomore year and immediately found a passion within the genre.

Joshua carries his degree in Music Education—with an emphasis on trumpet—from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. While attending SAGU, he played lead trumpet in the Jazz Band, first chair in the concert band, French Horn for the brass quintet, and had the honor of being one of two students chosen to play with the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors. He has also played for the university musicals, such as Hello Dolly and 1940’s Radio Hour. Joshua leads worship at his church, playing the piano, drums, and trumpet. He first taught piano and drums to kids there, and has taught piano, drums, brass, and woodwinds ever since. He loves to teach and pass on his passion of music to others who aspire to create art through music!


 

Bassoon

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Robert Harter 
robbie1216@gmail.com

Robert Harter is a bassoonist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He is Principal Bassoonist with the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra and Second Bassoonist with the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra. Robert holds a master’s degree in music performance from Southern Methodist University, where he studied with the principal bassoonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Ted Soluri. Robert also holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Miami, where he studied with Gabriel Beavers.

As a teacher, Robert believes in providing his students with the tools, knowledge, and experience necessary to develop their musicianship to the highest level. 


 

Clarinet

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 Alondra Nina
alondranina@gmail.com
936-668-0895

Alondra Esperanza Nina Meneces is a Clarinet freelance Performer, Clinician, and Teacher based in the DFW Metroplex. She initiated her music studies in the Eduardo Laredo Institute (Cochabamba-Bolivia), where the curiosity over the classical music repertoire led her to expand her knowledge assisting to multiple national festivals, earning her the 1st prize in the First National Competition for Bolivian Saxophonists and Clarinetists (2006) and a Clariperu’s scholarship to assist to the South’s Woodwinds Convention (2010).

Looking to expand her performance abilities, Alondra migrated to the United States in 2014 to start her Undergraduate Degree in Music Performance and pursue a Graduate Degree at University of North Texas; under Dr. Patricia P. Card and Dr. Phillip O. Paglialonga respectively. She has assisted and performed in multiple Band, Orchestral, and Clarinet festivals in Bolivia, Argentina, Houston and Dallas such as Tucuman’s First Clarinet Festival, Franco-Chapaco Festival, International Clarinet Workshop, The Clarinet Sessions, Texas Band Master Association, and others. She has served as Principal Clarinet in different ensembles such as Cochabamba Philharmonic Orchestra, Bolivia Philharmonic Orchestra, Franco-Chapaco Orchestra, SHSU Wind Ensemble, SHSU Symphonic Orchestra and CBDNA Intercollegiate Ensemble; and performed with the UNT Wind Ensemble and UNT Wind Orchestra throughout her master’s degree. She offered Bb clarinet and Bass clarinet Masterclasses on State Audition Repertoire, and Band Camp Masterclasses at Byron Nelson High School.

 Alondra’s interests in the music world include the performance of music written by under-looked or unknown composers, as well as involvement into projects that look for the democratization of Classical Music. She currently teaches at Northwest ISD, Little Elm ISD, and Kaufman ISD. Through her teaching , she hopes to ignite in her students the idea that no matter what their circumstances are, through hard work and practice, anything is possible.   


 

French Horn

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 Yi-Hsun Tang
yi-hsun-tang@uiowa.edu
(831) 400-9671

Yi-Hsun Tang is a french horn Doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa, studying with Dr. Katy Ambrose. She received her Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music and studied with David Jolley. During her time at the Manhattan School of Music, she got accepted into the exchange program at Amsterdam van Conservatorium to study with Herman Jurrissen. She was a horn freelancer based in Shenzhen for two years and was a regular member of the Shenzhen Grand Theater Orchestra. Also, she got a chance to play with the Macao Symphony Orchestra multiple times as a substitute horn. She also attends many masterclasses, studying with Richard Dean, Javier Gandara, Jeff Lang, Radovan Vilakovic, and Laurens Woudenberg.


 

Low Brass

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Noah Dorsey

Noah Dorsey is a Trombone player from Forney, Texas. He went to college at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he studied under Jimmy Clark, and received his Bachelors in Music Education in May of 2022. He has had many opportunities to play with and learn from the best players around during his time in Commerce including people like Brian Hecht, Zach Bond, Peter Steiner, and Joe Alessi. Noah teaches in Forney ISD and Kaufman ISD and believes in providing students with the tools necessary to succeed in a competitive musical environment.