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.
Making Learning More Enjoyable
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.
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.
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.