French Horn | Piano l Organ l Trumpet
CENTENNIAL, LITTLETON & ONLINE STUDIOS
Dan Nebel is an accomplished French hornist, church organist, music director, and educator whose diverse career has taken him across the United States. Currently the principal horn of the Monterey Symphony and organist at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church, he served as a bandsman with the United States Air Force. Mr. Nebel regularly performs with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, New Mexico Philharmonic, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra and recently returned to his hometown to perform Mozart's Second Concerto for Horn with the Los Alamos Community Winds. Dan has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and held positions with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, North State Symphony, and Fort Collins Symphony.
A lifelong advocate for music education, Dan has performed as a guest artist and presented masterclasses at several universities, including soloist performances of Eric Ewazen's Shadowcatcher and Jeff Tyzik's New York Cityscape with the Whitworth University Wind Symphony, San Francisco State University Wind Ensemble, and Chico State University Symphonic Winds.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree with distinction and a performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a master’s from Wichita State University. Additionally, he is a NASM-certified personal trainer, a graduate of the National Personal Training Institute of Colorado, a 200-hour Yoga Alliance instructor, and is working on a Doctorate at the University of Northern Colorado specializing in postural studies of horn players. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, trail running, cycling, and rock climbing with his wife Erin in the beautiful public lands of the Western United States.
Piano l Trumpet
CENTENNIAL & ONLINE STUDIOS
Holly DiRenzo began her music endeavors at a young age in El Paso, Texas, beginning with piano lessons. She then began trumpet lessons at the age of ten and played in wind ensembles, jazz bands, symphonic orchestras, and marching bands all through high school. Holly started her college years at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), and finished with a degree in Music Education with an Instrumental Emphasis after transferring to California State University Northridge (CSUN). Holly taught both private piano and trumpet lessons for seventeen years in Southern California before relocating to Colorado three years ago. She has since been employed with the Denver Public School District working with special needs students, utilizing music as a form of therapy and a mode of communication with these amazing kids. Holly teaches with passion and patience, emphasizing music theory and notation, ear training, many different styles and techniques, and above all else a long lasting love and appreciation for the arts.
Piano l Violin l Viola | Voice | Saxophone | Flute | Clarinet | French Horn | Trumpet | Oboe | Bassoon
ONLINE & DENVER STUDIO
Brad Furlow teaches piano, voice and all band and orchestral instruments. He began studying music at the age of 5 on the piano. He began his study of instrumental music at 8 years of old on the saxophone in 3rd grade eventually expanding to include all instruments of the woodwind and brass families in his hometown of Mulkeytown, Illinois. Brad continued his study of music at the university level at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2002, he also pursued advanced study at the university level in instrumental conducting, brass pedagogy and music theory/composition. Brad continues to perform professionally as the Principal Tubist with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra and Denver Concert Band. Brad is also involved with the Denver University Pioneer Pep Band and other regional bands and orchestra on a freelance basis. Brad’s philosophy of music is that every person can be musical, it’s just finding the right instrument to bring it out. He enjoys working with students of all ages. When not teaching, performing or composing, Brad enjoys traveling with his partner, and spending time with their three Siberian Husky “kids”.