Who We Are
Tony Barrette, Repair Specialist + Owner
Tony Barrette is a professional saxophonist and repair specialist. In addition to co-owning TB Winds, he teaches woodwind instrument repair at the University of North Texas (UNT) to undergraduate and graduate students.
Before moving back to Denton, Tony worked as a saxophone repair specialist at Meridian Winds in East Lansing, Michigan, where he had the opportunity to work for the saxophone studios of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, including Tim McAllister, Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan. Tony was also previously based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Although many TB Winds customers are locally based, many customers live around the country and ship their instruments or travel to Denton to work with Tony.
Tony currently performs in Denton nursing homes through Texas Winds Musical Outreach and subs with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra. Tony received a Bachelor of Music Education from Northern Michigan University, and a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Texas.
Jen Guzman, Co-Owner
Clarinetist Dr. Jen Guzmán's mission is to guide and support others to discover their self-worth so that they are empowered to positively change the world through deliberate action. Jen brings this mission to life through her role as Director of Education at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Previously, Jen served as Interim Director of Music Business at the University of North Texas as a sabbatical replacement, and Instructor of Clarinet at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Engaging with the local community in a meaningful way through music is important to Jen. One way in which she does this is through her role as a performing musician and previously as program director for Texas Winds Musical Outreach, a non-profit that engages, comforts and celebrates the spirits of isolated seniors, hospital patients, veterans and children in North Texas through live, professional musical performances.
In May 2019, Jen graduated with a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree (DMA) in Clarinet Performance from UNT. While at UNT, Jen was a recipient of the Robert B. Toulouse Fellowship and worked as the music entrepreneurship teaching fellow. In that role, she taught undergraduates how to create arts-related businesses and how to develop professional portfolios, and created marketing and development content for the program. Billboard magazine has named UNT's College of Music as one of the top 15 music business schools in the country for the past three years (2017, 2018, 2019).
Jen received a Bachelor of Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (2011) where she studied with Raphael Sanders, and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from UNT (2013) where she studied with Kimberly Cole Luevano.
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