Haley Hoops has been teaching the horn since she was a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Youth orchestra conductors sought her out to coach high school students on the weekends. From there, she started being asked for tips from some of her college friends, to teaching friends' children studying the horn, to eventually starting her own private studio in Dallas where she now teaches people of all ages. After teaching a master class at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2000, she was asked her to join him teaching the horn students the next fall. Since that time, the SMU horn studio has grown to be one of the most reputable horn studios in the United States. Ms. Hoops' reputation as a teacher has grown nationally and she is being sought out not only as a private tutor but as a guest clinician at high schools, universities and at horn workshops and conferences.
By deciphering the idiosyncratic strengths and weaknesses in each student, she is able to tailor uniquely designed programs that help them to organize their practicing, find the right tools and books for advancement, and most importantly, empower them with confidence to blossom and develop self-expression and their own voice.