Archive | Trumpet

Jen Slowey

French Horn, Trumpet, Piano, Flute, Clarinet

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Jen started her musical career at the age of 9, but couldn’t decide what to play, so just jumped right in to lessons on the french horn, flute and piano. Jen played in the high school jazz band, but they wouldn’t let her in as a French Hornist, so she also learned trumpet just to fit in. French Horn quickly became her passion, and she graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s degree in Music.
She spent several years living abroad and playing trumpet with a country bluegrass band in the French Alps, as well as playing horn with the local orchestra (which included 3 Swiss Alp Horns!). She relocated to Truckee in 2013 and has been teaching lessons here at Split Rock and playing with the Reno Pops Orchestra. She loves sharing her love of brass, and music in general with students and thinks the world is a better place with more cowbell.

Mark Henasey

mark_henaseyBass, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone

Mark graduated with a Music Education degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst. He enjoys performing and teaching students of all ages. His teaching methods are diverse and oriented towards each student’s specific musical personality.

He spent nine years as a Faculty Instructor for the Summer Institute for the Gifted teaching music courses at Princeton University, UCLA, Drew University and Bryn Mawr College. He also worked as a high school music director for a private boarding school for seven years.

His original compositions have been featured on University of Princeton radio (WPRB 103.3) and his projects have opened for many international touring acts including Ween, The Wailers, Bernie Worrell (P-Funk and Talking Heads) and Vernon Reed (Living Color).

Mark is also the Split Rock Music School director.

10320 Donner Pass Rd Suite A
Truckee, CA 96161