BRASS INSTRUCTORS – Tuba
CURT CHASE received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Fredonia State College and his Master’s in Music from the University of Michigan. He has 34 years of experience as a school band director, including 22 years at Amherst Central High School. Mr. Chase has taught private brass lessons at Twin Village Music since his retirement from Amherst in 1995. He regularly adjudicates county and state solo festivals, and continues to perform throughout Western NY in a variety of bands. He has played with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, The Lancaster Town Band, and Buffalo Swing.
JEFF GLAUB received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and is currently completeing a Masters Degree at Buffalo State. Mr. Glaub is a music teacher in the Buffalo Public Schools and has been teaching private brass lessons at Twin Village Music since 2009. He has perforned in a number of local ensembles including the Amherst Chamber Ensemble, Cheektowga Community Symphony, German American Musicians, and the Lancaster Town Band.
ANDREA LaBOUNTY received her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. She is currently teaches instrumental music at the Cauga Heights Elementary School in Depew. Miss LaBounty is a member of the American Legion Band of Tonawanda and is currently working on her Masters Degree. She has been teaching private brass lessons and assisting in the repair shop at Twin Village Music since 2013.
MATTHEW TICHY received his Bachelor’s degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam in Music Education and Trombone Performance while pursuing additional studies in both conducting and jazz. In 2016, he made his performance debuts at both Carnegie Hall and the Tanglewood Music Center. Matthew recently completed his student teaching in the Orchard Park Central School District working with Don Carducci and Cheri Pritchard. He is currently teaching as an interim band director at Orchard Park High School and Middle School. Matthew will soon be starting his graduate studies in trombone at Northwestern University studying with Michael Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony.