Brass Instruments Teacher
Mr. Patrick Greene began playing the French horn in the 6th grade in band and fell in love with music by 10th grade, deciding his senior year to continue studying music in college with interests in both performing and teaching music at a high level. Mr. Greene is now a recent graduate of Troy University in Troy, Alabama, earning a Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education in December 2019.
While earning his degree, Mr. Greene played the French Horn in the top performing wind ensemble at Troy University under the direction of Dr. Mark Walker. He served as the principle horn for the ensemble’s tour through the state of Florida in 2018, performing at various schools and venues along the way, including the College Band Directors National Association conference in Tampa, Florida.
Mr. Greene’s primary French horn instructors were Dr. Carla Gallahan, Mrs. Susan Smith, and Dr. Kiirsi Manula. He studied wind band conducting and score study with Dr. Larry Blocher, while also receiving private vocal coaching and instruction from Dr. James Brown in choral ensemble conducting and score study. His studies included baroque to contemporary music and its literature, theory, and history under Dr. Traci Mendel and Dr. Bret Woods. Mr. Greene is teaching proficient in all wind band instruments but specializes in brass instruments.
Finally, Mr. Greene is passionate about the areas of aural skills and music theory, and takes great joy in the studying and teaching of music’s fundamental elements which not only improve our understanding and performance of that music, but enhance our experience and appreciation of music as a human art. These fundamental elements include music’s cultural and historical context, which is always important to music’s relevance and influence. He seeks to share the gift of music and its study to any who would receive it.