Our Lesson StaffFluteErich TuckerThefluteguy@yahoo.com
Erich has performed music throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America and Australia as a soloist, chamber artist and music educator. Erich currently teaches woodwinds, musicology, and music theory at Tarrant County College and in the Eagle Mountain Saginaw Independent School District. Blending the worlds of classical performance and creative improvisation, Erich is equally comfortable spinning sound both on and off the page. His first solo improv album, Prana, has received international acclaim. Erich holds a Master of Music degree with minor studies in education, and has Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. As past president of the Texas Flute Society and active member of the National Flute Association and the Texas Music Educators Association, Erich has appeared at conventions in New York City, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Nashville, Dallas and San Diego. Erich has coordinated flute masterclasses for Sir James Galway and the Texas Flute Festival.
With innovative and intentional teaching methods, Erich pursues excellence while guiding students to discover their own voice. In 2003, the Florida Flute Association awarded Erich the Geoffrey Gilbert Memorial Teaching Scholarship for Excellence; and in 2017 Erich was awarded the Texas Christian University School of Music travel grant to research the mythology of music in Budapest, Hungary. Erich is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance with a cognate in Musicology from TCU. He welcomes every opportunity to perform and teach music, locally and to the farthest corners of the earth. Erich teaches music as a language with an emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking music. Individual music lessons provide weekly instruction and encouragement for musicians of every level.OboeMelissa CampMelissa.firstname.lastname@example.orgBassoonTirzah HollandTkeh397@aol.comClarinetMichael PattersonTopmaxwl@aol.comTanner JordanTannerJordan@my.unt.eduSaxophone and ClarinetJohn Stevensjohnjstevens@juno.comTrumpetThomas Connelytom@q4systems.comFrench HornJason Russelljasond_russell@hotmail.com
A native Texan and graduate of L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Mr. Russell has been performing and teaching in the DFW area for 30 years. He studied music and horn performance at the University of Texas at Arlington, and currently serves as a founding member of the Texas Chamber Music Project. He has served as principal horn of the North East Texas Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, the New Philharmonic of Irving, the Northeast Orchestra, the Modern Chamber Players of Texas, the Millennium Chamber Players, the Jupiter Wind Quintet, and the Northwest Festival Orchestra of Chicago.Trombone, Baritone and TubaLarry Moorebandguru@gmail.com
Larry Moore is a retired Band Director from West Michigan. he has joined the Family at EMS and has been busy working with the Spirit of Saginaw Marching Band. Previously, Larry was Director Bands at Comstock Park Public Schools for 32 years and founded the West Michigan Homeschool Big Band.
Larry Moore holds a Bachelors Degree from Grand Valley State and a Masters of Music from Western Michigan University and also has 3 years of DCI Experience.
Mr. Moore has studied trombone with Ava Ordman at GVSU and Steve Wolfinbarger WMU. He has also played baritone with the Guardsmen Drum and Bugle Corps under Tim Salzman. In Michigan Mr. Moore produced several all-state students in Concert and Jazz.PercussionRyan Schlotterbackrschlottperc@gmail.com