Christopher H., Clarinet and Saxophone Lessons, Flemington
A musician of skill and versatility, Christopher H. teaches Clarinet and Saxophone. Prior to his appointment at HAA, Christopher was a student at the world renown Carnegie Mellon University School of Music (CMU), studying music with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. While at CMU, he performed in principal roles in the CMU Philharmonic and Wind Ensemble and in regular chamber music concerts. In 2016, he graduated from CMU with a Master of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance and a Performance Certificate in 2017. His primary teachers at CMU were Tommy Thompson (retired Associate Principal Clarinet) and Michael Rusinek (Principal Clarinet).
Before attending CMU, Christopher studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). His principal teacher was Roger McKinney, one of the last students of the famed clarinet pedagogue Daniel Bonade. While at TCNJ, Christopher was frequently sought after to perform both clarinet and saxophone in the college’s shows and plays such as the Pirates of Penzance, Throughly Modern Millie and a re-orchestrated version of Dido and Aeneas. TCNJ also inspired him to teach as many students as possible to continue the teaching lineage that he has been graciously given.
When not performing or teaching, Christopher can be found reading a good book, spending time with friends and family, and rooting for New York sports teams.