Ayo Derbyshire

(720) 648-8488 – ayo@taom.com / Located in Fort Collins, Colorado

Instruments & Instruction Offered

  • French Horn (beginner-advanced, all ages)

Lesson Rates

  • $30.00 per 30 minute lesson
  • $50.00 per 60 minute lesson


  • Colorado State University, Bachelor of Music, Horn Performance
  • Privately studied with William Vermeulen, Houston Symphony, Bruno Schneider, Musikhochschule Freiburg among others

Performance History

  • First Place, Engelbert Schmid National Horn Competition presented by Siegfried’s Call
  • Fort Collins Symphony, tenured 2nd Horn
  • Texas Music Festival, Horn Fellow
  • Hot Springs Music Festival, Horn Fellow
  • CSU Wendel Diebel Performance Award

Teaching Experience

  • Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Horn Mentor
  • Worked with Elementary through College students of all playing levels
  • Coaches local school brass sections