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Nicole Minney

Horn Performance
Music Education
Classical Improvisation

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About Me

Nicole (Vanden Bosch) Minney is a horn teacher and performer in the mid-Michigan area. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in 2022 and her Master of Music in Music Performance in 2018 at Michigan State University and her Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education and Music Performance in 2016 at Western Michigan University. Nicole is the Adjunct Professor of Horn at Hope College in Holland, MI and is sponsored horn instructor with Grand Ledge, Haslett, and Okemos Schools, and teaches from Grand Ledge High School, Haslett High School, and her home in Lansing, MI. She is a member of the Midland Symphony and regularly performs with many other orchestras across the region and has also performed with internationally recognized and Grammy Award winning artists including Josh Groban and Il Vollo. Nicole's teaching focuses helping her students achieve their goals with creative solutions to learn horn technique in order to becoming life long participators in music.

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Horn Lessons

Making Learning More Enjoyable

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Private Horn Lessons

One on One After School Lessons

The best way to master the horn is with private horn lessons. Choose either 30 or 60 minute weekly lessons to touch up your school music, participate in solo and ensemble, compete in solo competitions, get ready for high school band, and prepare for college auditions and community bands.

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Chamber Ensemble Coaching

Perform with Others

Participate in playing with other horn players or small ensembles for seasonal performances in the community or for solo and ensemble. Team up with friends for regular, weekly group coachings or for a one time clinic with your small group.

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Horn Clinics

Recruit Horn Players into Your Program

Host a sectional during the band class. Give every horn student individual attention. Recruit beginners and start your new horns with specialized instruction and show off the horn's full performance capabilities to potential horn players. Have a one time sectional to boost those difficult and exposed festival passages. Host demonstrations of exercises to increase range, flexibility, and extended techniques.

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Featured Comment from Band Directors: 

"[Student] just came in [for his audition] and was SPECTACULAR! Like, flawless. Seriously impressive stuff coming from that young man. You should be exceptionally proud - excellent teaching!"

Featured Comment from Students:

"I really liked taking lessons from you. I liked that we didn't waste time, that I always learned something, and that you helped me with school-related music. I think you're doing a very good job as a teacher."

Featured Comment from Parents:

"I have appreciated your terrific communication, the newsletters, how well you have worked with [my child], and all the positive things he says about his lessons. Your positive influence on him was evident from the very first lesson."​

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Lansing, MI, USA


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