All Members of the Enotah Brass are interested in teaching private students! Feel free to contact them individually!

Annabelle Forrester: Trombone

Annabelle has been playing trombone for the past eight years. She attended and studied at the Brevard Music Center in 2012 where she received the Joe and Joella Utley Scholarship for brass performance. She has studied with a number of trombone teachers including Dan Satterwhite, Bill Zehfuss, Dr. Bradley Palmer, Dr. Josh Bynum, Craig Mulcahy, Charlie Vernon, and currently, Harry Maddox. In her free time, Annabelle enjoys playing with her golden retriever, Biscuit. She hopes to obtain a degree in nursing while continuing a career in music performance.

Patrick Young: Tuba

Patrick Young (b. 1993, Florida) currently holds a Bachelors in Music Education, with an additional emphasis on Instrumental Music, from Young Harris College and is pursuing an M.M. degree in Tuba Performance from the University of Georgia. His primary teachers include David McLemore, Staff Sergeant Simon Wildman, and David Zerkel.

While at Young Harris College, Patrick participated in the Young Harris College Wind Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Jazz Band, Piano Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Trombone Ensemble, and the local community band. He has been a featured soloist with the YHC Jazz Band, and the YHC Wind Ensemble. Internationally, Patrick has been a featured soloist at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, Germany, as part of the YHC European Tour in 2012.

Patrick has over nine years of brass quintet experience in both professional and casual brass quintet settings. In 2011, Patrick founded the Enotah Brass Quintet, competing in numerous competitions and placing 2nd in the MTNA Southeast competition and finalist at the Calvin Smith Brass Quintet Festival.  He has experience playing for numerous weddings and other major events, including the 2014 International Catholic Congregational Mass in Atlanta, Georgia.

Patrick is a member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, and is a registered composer with Potenza Music Publishing Company based in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Tyler (Turtle) Smith: French Horn

Tyler Smith began playing the trumpet and made the switch to horn in 2008. He attended Reinhardt University for music education and performance and graduated in 2013. He has performed with an assortment of small and large ensembles such as: wind ensembles, orchestras, brass and woodwind quintets, quartets, trios, etc. In 2012, he was the recipient of the phi beta mu outstanding instrumental music education award. In the same year, he had the privilege of playing with La Banda di Sacrofano in Sacrofano, Italy. Since graduating, he has been a private and sectional instructor, as well as being an active player throughout the north Georgia area.

Rolando Fernandez: Trumpet

While working on his undergraduate degree at Young Harris College, Rolando traveled to Europe twice to do multiple performances. On his last trip to Europe, he did a very unique study abroad program at The University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Mr. Fernandez studied with Dr. Benny Ferguson and Dr. John Bryant while at YHC. After receiving his bachelors degree in performance, Rolando went on to work at Interlochen Center for the Arts for the summer portion where he studied with some of the greatest and virtuoso trumpet players; like Vincent DiMartino, John Aley, Jan Roller, and Ken Larson. As an advocate for performance and education, Rolando plans on studying with Dr. Doug Lindsey at Kennesaw State University to receive a second bachelors in Music Education. Afterwards, his plan is to attend graduate school in order to receive a masters in performance, and later to become a Doctor in Musical Arts.

Daniel Johnson: Trumpet

Daniel Johnson is an extremely active trumpet player in the North Georgia freelance scene. He regularly performs at many churches in the area (both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble) and has also played at several weddings, private events, and as a part of the Atlanta-based Latin group Orquesta MaCuba. Daniel also teaches several private students and is frequently employed as a trumpet clinician for several high schools and middle schools in the local area. He also currently holds the position of Brass Coordinator for the North Paulding High School Wolfpack Pride Marching Band based out of Dallas, Georgia. He received his Bachelor's of Music Education from Reinhardt University where he performed in each and every ensemble available to a trumpet player as well as won the 2012 Reinhardt University Concerto Competition. Johnson has studied with several private trumpet instructors including Rob Opitz, Hollie Lifshey, and Steven Watson. In addition to his duties as a trumpet player and music educator, Daniel is also extremely active as a freelance harmonica player and has performed at many restaurants, weddings, festivals, and private events both as a soloist and as a part of his own band, The Orange Walls.

Meet The Players:

The Enotah Brass Quintet