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About DMV Brass Academy


DMV Brass Academy exists to engage, inspire, and guide brass players of all levels of experience
along their paths towards mastery.  We offer private horn instruction and host a series of masterclassses, clinics, and seminars throught the year in person as well as online.
What does "DMV" stand for?
DMV stands for DC, Maryland, and Virginia, where we are based.  We offer private horn instruction, chamber ensemble programs and clinics throughout the region, however, our academy is national and growing!  We now offer private instruction and masterclasses online nationally with plans to add international programs as well.
Who are the faculty and clinicians?
  • Larry Williams is the Founder & Director of DMV Academy.  Larry has taught privately and served on several university faculties  for over 25 years, including the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Florida International University.  Larry teaches private lessons, coaches chamber music, and leads masterclasses, workshops and clinics hosted by the Academy.
  • Amanda Collins serves as an Associate Faculty member in the Academy.  Amanda conducts joint masterclasses with Larry Williams and also serves as an Administrative Coordinator and Program Director.  Amanda is a DMV Horn Aacademy alumna.
  • Guest Faculty and Clinicians also participate in our educational and performance programs.  They are members of professional orchestras, chamber ensembles, professors, and clinicians who share their experience and passion for teaching and playing with our students.
Who are your students?
Our students range from beginners all the way though professional levels of study.  In person and online lessons and ensembles are available throughout the DMV region. Online lessons are available for students outside of the DMV region,
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