York Instructors – Woodwind & Brasswind Instruments

The following is a list of our current woodwind and brass instrument teachers at our York location.

Woodwind and Brass instruments include flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, and tuba.  More information about our lesson program can be found here.  For more information about specific teachers or to schedule lessons click here.

Rick Ferrarelli

  • Believes the enjoyment of playing is just as important as learning the technical skills
  • Instruments Taught: clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 9+

Patrick Hawes

  • served as Clarinet and Saxophonist with Navy Bands across the US and Europe
  • Instruments Taught: clarinet, alto sax
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 9+

Kaitlyn Plunkert

  • Holds dual degrees in Music and Music Education from Lebanon Valley College
  • Instruments Taught: alto sax
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 9+

Darryl Smeltzer

  • Taught 36 years in the Spring Grove area School district, and 30+ years teaching privately
  • Instruments Taught: flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, baritone
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 10+

Matt Hochmiller (currently not teaching due to Covid19 restrictions)

  • Believes in fostering the interests of his students, while cultivating their overall understanding and appreciation of music
  • Instruments Taught: trumpet
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 9+