Local resident offers private music lessons
Mrs. Debbie Horn, owner of Junaluska Music Studio, is beginning her third year in business as a private music instructor. Horn credits her studio’s success to her formal education and experience as a National Board Certified Exceptional Needs Specialist, as well as her ability to play multiple instruments.
“It’s wonderful to be a great musician, but to be able to successfully teach someone else how to play, I believe I must know how my student learns," she said. "Then, I develop my teaching strategies based on this knowledge. Also, understanding the developmental stages of a child to adult has been key to my success in teaching each of my students."
Horn instructs students as young as 3 to those in their 80s. She believes that for the younger student, lessons are an excellent way to enhance learning by introducing a discipline. For the older student, lessons prove to be a way to keep the mind sharp. Either way, music should be enjoyable and enrich lives.
"Each student’s interests and personalities are unique," Horn said. "I have learned that I can successfully motivate a student to practice if they like what they are learning. If a student wants to play folk or blue grass fiddle style, that is what I will teach. If they want to perform classical violin, then, that is what we do! Of course, I expose them to different genres of music, as I can sneak it in.”
For enrollment information for private music lessons in flute, violin, piano, guitar, ukulele or mandolin, contact Debbie Horn by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 828-400-1915.