The Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Departments
Our woodwinds, brass, and percussion departments offer lessons to students of all ages and ability on a variety of instruments. Our high caliber, caring faculty is experienced in and able to teach in styles ranging from classical and jazz to pop and rock. The woodwinds department offers lessons on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and recorder, while the brass department teaches lessons in trumpet, trombone, euphonium, French horn, and tuba. We have a number of percussion instruments available to us and teach both drumset and the full array of orchestral percussion instruments. We foster our students’ musical interests and encourage them to be as well-rounded as they can be. We offer expert guidance and pre-performance coaching for our high school students training for music competitions as well as college auditions.
Meet the TMI Winds, Brass, and Percussion Faculty:
Dr. Kyle Coughlin, Coordinator of Jazz, Wind, Brass, and Percussion Studies
Read Dr. Coughlin's bio here.
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Elizabeth L.K. Berman, oboe and English horn
Jared Denhard, bag pipes, Celtic harp, euphonium, trombone, jazz improv, ukulele
Michael Kuhl, drumset and percussion
Melissa Lindon, flute
Brent Madsen, trumpet and jazz improvisation
Tim McKay, percussion
Marty Nau, saxophone
Melissa Wertheimer, flute and piccolo
Larry Williams, French horn