New York French Horn Teachers
Eva Arce is a musician, multi-instrumentalist performer and instructor based in Park Slope Brooklyn. She began playing the piano at age 10 and at age 11 began playing the French Horn. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College where she received a B.A. in Music with a minor in Psychology. She then completed a year of graduate studies in Music Therapy at SUNY New Paltz. After five years of working closely with geriatric and TBI populations as a Music Therapist, she moved to pursue music as a performing art. Currently she performs regularly in various ensembles which include the UN Symphony Orchestra on French Horn, Funkrust Brass Band on trumpet and Jeremy Cone's 'The Field' project on piano. Performing venues have included Steinway Hall, the Cathedral of St. John the Devine, House of Yes and the Music Under NY program among many others. In addition, she currently provides instrumental instruction to multiple students privately in their homes, having done so since 2004.
At present, she is undertaking intensive piano study under Jack Gedzelman, an accomplished pianist who has studied under and performed alongside Leonard Bernstein. Jack is markedly selective in the students he accepts and currently coaches Giacomo Franci, a successful concert pianist and Maestro of the NY Chamber Players Orchestra. Eva's goal is to achieve the maximum level of mastery in piano performance and teaching.
In Eva's own words, “My reverence for music is a major driving force behind much of my undertakings, both professionally and in leisure. Whether as a performer, teacher, or therapist I find deep reward in sharing the wonders of music with those around me and inspiring them to find excitement, enjoyment and empowerment in engaging in its many forms. In its great flexibility, music has provided me with a medium for which I will never run out of endeavors or ways to share with others.”