Todd Martin

Todd Martin

French Horn, Harmonica

Todd Martin began his musical studies at a young age on violin and piano.  An accomplished young pianist, he became a serious student of the French horn in high school.  A student at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, Todd went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and was awarded a Licentiate diploma with high distinction on French horn from McGill University.  He spent three summers with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada where he toured Japan, Europe, and all ten Canadian provinces with some of Canada’s finest young musicians.  In 2002 Todd moved to Winnipeg and began to explore new avenues in music.  He has been a frequent guest with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, both on French horn and harmonica and is a founding member of The Dirty Catfish Brass Band, a cutting edge New Orleans style band, soul cover band Dr. Hotbottom, and blues band Driving Wheel.  Harmonica recording credits include The Dirty Catfish Brass Band Steve Bell, and The Bros. Landreth .  He can be seen regularly around town playing horns, harmonica, and singing and has performed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Prairie Wind Music Festival, Winnipeg Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and the Barbecue and Blues Festival.

What is your education and experience?

Bachelor of Music, McGill University

What makes your lessons different from the rest?

Each lesson is structured around each student and their goals.

What do you love about teaching?

I’m constantly learning from my students.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about taking music lessons?

Do it! It’s a life long endeavor