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+
Laura Heydt 
  • BA in Vocal Performance York College
  • Opera Singer, Flute teacher since 1999
  • Instruments taught: flute
  • Minimum age required: 7+

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 

  • Bachelor of Music from Temple University, Masters of Music from University of the Arts.
  • Menchey instructor since 2000.
  • Extensive performance experience
  • Instrument Taught: Trumpet
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 9+