Jill has been teaching private french horn lessons since 2004, and has also has experience coaching small groups and orchestra sectionals. She has taught students as young as 9, adults in their retirement, and all ages in between. Her professional playing and freelancing has brought her to the Virginia Symphony, North Carolina Symphony and Oregon Symphony. Locally, she has played with the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the 5th Ave Theater. Jill can also be heard in many movie and video game soundtracks.
Jill has a Masters degree from New England Conservatory where she studied with James Sommerville and Danny Katzen.
Jill plays regularly with North Corner Chamber Orchestra (NOCCO), a self-led small orchestra that performs without a conductor.
Jill's love for teaching extends beyond the horn. She is also a yoga teacher, and in the summer teaches paddleboard yoga.
Photo: Rosemary Wagner