Jon is a great horn teacher for all the energy he had for teaching while I studied with him, for the inspiration the memories of his teaching now give me when I am teaching, and for his continued help with getting me into teaching. I was always so encouraged to hear, when I arrived at a lesson, “I’ve been thinking about your problem and…” This dedication to teaching and thinking about students’ problems both in and out of lessons is something I now strive to achieve in my own teaching. The same goes for his endless energy in lessons. Not a lesson went by where Jon didn’t get so excited about a passage that he rose out of his chair, waving his arms and trying to inspire an even more exciting sound from my horn. Both in lessons and out, Jon is one of the most dedicated and encouraging teachers I have known.