Teaching has always been an exciting focus in Dr. Haislip's life.
He currently serves on the faculty of Mississippi State University as the full-time Instructor of Horn.
As a dedicated teacher, he believes strongly in these key aspects of effective teaching:
- Ultimately, teaching should be entirely student-centered and, thus, respectful.
- The most effective teachers help their students become their own best teachers.
- The teacher must be a guide and a coach to help the student find his or her own path to achieving short term and long term goals.
- For brass playing, this culminates in a central focused philosophy that will lead to solid fundamentals.
- The goal is to produce an easy and relaxed resonant sound in the middle register...
- ...and then to take this sound higher and lower...louder and softer...slower and faster...
- ...with flexible articulation, smoothness across all registers, solid intonation, and informed musicianship.
- The entire brass playing experience should focus on resonant sound flowing freely along the air and driven by musical ideas.
Feel free to email him (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like a free lesson in person or over Skype, or if you would like to have him visit your program for a clinic.
H Haislip Scale Studies may be downloaded here:
2013 article, "How to Survive Music School", may be found on the International Horn Society's website here: