Paulette Velazquez (French Horn) holds a Bachelor of Music in horn performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Music in horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Before settling in Chicago, Paulette was principal horn of La Filarmonica de Jalisco for two years, located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Paulette’s principal teachers include A. David Krehbiel, former principal horn San Francisco Symphony, and Dan Gingrich, principal Chicago Symphony. Paulette is an active freelance musician playing regularly with Elgin Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Joffery Ballet, the New Philharmonic and at various theaters in Chicago. Paulette is a member of the applied faculty at Lewis University and the Saint Xavier University as well as The College of DuPage. She also maintains a very active private teaching schedule teaching students from the Joliet, Lockport, Frankort and Plainfield area schools. Since students all have different learning styles, Ms. Velazquez constantly looks for new ways to explain musical ideas and tries to reach every student by whatever means possible. Although some students may only achieve the basic level of enjoying music while others may attain a high level of understanding, Ms. Velazquez believes that all levels of musicianship are important to our society.