Brass - Rich Begel 2018

Rich Begel (Trombone)

Rich has taught at McCutcheon Music since 2004. He is a member of the Dayton Philharmonic and has performed with orchestras throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has also performed with many popular artists such as Canadian Brass, John Pizzarelli, Arturo Sandoval, Ray Charles, The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Sarah McLachlan. Rich is the author of “A Modern Guide for Trombonists and Other Musicians,” and he holds Ohio Teacher Certification. He teaches all brass instruments and has students in youth orchestras, on college scholarships, and in military and professional ensembles

Norlan Bewley

Norlan Bewley (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)

Norlan Bewley, Low Brass Artist (trombone, euphonium, tuba), is one of the most sought-after low brass instructors in the area, specializing in performance and instruction on all the low brass instruments. His students pursuing music careers have been accepted into many major universities, often receiving scholarships from those institutions. His website, , is one of the most visited low brass sites on the internet. Norlan has been teaching low brass for McCutcheon Music since 1999.

John Harner

John Harner (All Brass)

John Harner is a freelance trumpet player, music educator, clinician, and conductor that performs at clinics and concerts throughout the United States. For 25 years John was a music teacher in the Xenia Community Schools, and for 4 years at Dayton Christian Schools where he conducted High School Concert and Symphonic Bands, Middle School Bands and Choirs, the Marching Band, and Jazz Bands. He is the Orchestra Director at Patterson Park Church Beavercreek, and Artistic Director of the Dayton Jazz Orchestra. 

Sean vore

Sean Vore (French Horn – Currently Not Accepting New Students)

Sean Vore is currently Assistant Principal Horn of the Dayton Philharmonic and a member of the Utah Festival Opera and Theatre Company. In addition, he maintains an active freelance and teaching career in southwest Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. As an orchestral musician he has performed in orchestras throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Vore received his Masters of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelors of Music from Mannes College of Music in New York.

Lawrence Wiley

Lawrence Wiley (Trumpet)

Lawrence Wiley is a freelance Trumpet player/educator and is retired after a 22 year career in the Air Force Band program. He received his BM and MM from Morehead State University and also taught Trumpet there for one year. Lawrence has performed with The Cleveland Pops, The Cincinnati Pops, The Dayton Philharmonic, The Springfield Symphony, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Miracles, Andy Williams, Shirley Jones, Arturo Sandoval, Rob McConnell, Allen Vizzutti, The Canadian Brass, and many others. Locally, Lawrence plays Eb Soprano Cornet in the Ohio Valley British Brass Band, several local big bands, and runs his own 6 piece group, The Mad River Brass.