Tom Huelsmann

Tom Huelsmann, Trombone, French Horn, Trumpet, Tuba, Oboe teacher, private music lessons

Teaches
Trombone
French Horn
Trumpet
Tuba
Bassoon
Oboe

Teaching Since
1965

Education
B. A. in Music, 1966 College of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN
(studied trombone with Steven Zellmer, Minnesota Orchestra)
M. A. in Teaching, 1967, St. Thomas
Further graduate work: St. Thomas, University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University,
Hamline University, University of Wisconsin -River Falls

Groups/Associations
Minnesota Music Educators Association
Minnesota Education Association
National Band Association
International Trombone Association
Local 30-73, American Federation of Musicians

Student Opportunities
K&S Recitals – December and April

Make-up policy
Students sign up for sixteen lessons each term. There are no makeups unless there are very extenuating circumstances

Performing Groups
The Red Rock Swing Band , Bass Trombonist
Minneapolis Trombone Choir, performer and conductor
Musical Director and Trombonist of Band of Praise, a traditional New Orleans-style band.
Recent publication by API Music of Sharagan and Fugue, arranged for Concert Band

Philosophy
I teach students of all ages from grade four through adult, with the goal of enhancing their performance skills and making their playing of music an enjoyable activity. I emphasize note-reading skills and tonal development using traditional texts and solo materials along with music that is of special interest to the student. I highly encourage students to use Smartmusic, a computer-based accompaniment program, for enhancement of their learning and enjoyment. Solo music, ensemble music, jazz, improvisation: each is incorporated in the lessons as the student progresses.