Local resident offers private music lessons

Nov 11, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Debbie Horn, owner of Junaluska Music Studio, is offering private music lessons to students of all ages.

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 junaluskamusicstudio@gmail.com or by phone at 828-400-1915.