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Popular Online French Horn Teachers

Erin P.

West New York, NJ
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Jacob D.

Syracuse, NY
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Joe C.

Cedar Rapids, IA
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Erin P. West New York, NJ

I am a working professional hornist in NYC. Please see my website for more info.

About Erin

Erin P. is currently freelancing in New York City and on Broadway as a member of AFM Local 802. She recently spent a season in Miami as fourth horn for the Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony, after spending the 2012-2013 season in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina playing fourth horn for the Sarajevska Filharmonija. The Sarajevo Philharmonic supports the Bosnian National Theater, performing symphonic repertoire, opera and ballet throughout the season.

Prior to her appointment in Sarajevo, Erin was an active freelance musician in the Las Vegas area. She performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic in the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and in Broadway shows on the Strip. She earned her Master of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in ...

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Bonnie C. September 1, 2014
French Horn · In home
Erin is one of the kindest and most engaging musicians I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know. She has a natural way with children which puts them at ease. She's thoughtful and completely professional. Her years of experience playing and her demeanor make her the perfect French Horn teacher. My son had the passion to learn to play and she tapped into his enthusiasm and matched it with her energy and appreciation of a student who is eager to learn! I can't say enough about Erin accept that she is uniquely talented and the perfect music teacher.
Jacob D. Syracuse, NY

I love the beautiful sound of French horn, and I love helping beginners get started on it. It's an instrument that requires incredible precision, but less physical strength than the other brass instruments.

About Jacob

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I expect the student to provide their own instrument. I will bring mine. I will suggest music to get in the student doesn't have their own.

*** Specialties ***
I teach all brass instruments (trumpet, horn, euphonium, baritone, trombone, and tuba), and trumpet is my specialty. I can also teach beginning to intermediate piano and guitar lessons. In addition, I have extensive experience teaching ear training, music theory, and composition. I am fluent in all styles--Classical, jazz, pop, funk, etc.

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Jacob D. July 20, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Best teacher ever!
Joe C. Cedar Rapids, IA

Traditional and alternate valve. Classical and Jazz.

About Joe

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument. Expect student to have their own.

*** Specialties ***
All methods, styles, genres.

*** Play just to have fun or prepare for college, church and/or professional employment! ***

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Vince G. November 17, 2014
Accordion · Online
Verified Student
Joe's strong music background and experience make him a good teacher. I'm positive that he would be excellent with a beginner. I only needed a refresher in knowledge and he has helped me a great deal. I would strongly recommend him for future students

Christopher J.

San Jose, CA
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Breanna E.

Boston, MA
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Estela A.

Columbia, SC
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Christopher J. San Jose, CA

I teach Elementary and Middle School French Horn. I teach from the standard methods students will see in school. My preferred book is the Elementary Method book. I have 7 years of experience of brass, and currently have students on every brass instrument.

About Christopher

Chris Johnson has been teaching private lessons since 2009 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home, at his studio, and online. Chris Johnson has helped students place in advanced ensembles, win awards, compete in band competitions, and further their passion for the arts.

Chris Johnson is receiving his training from San Jose State University where he is studying Music Education and Jazz Studies. Chris Johnson is a nationally TIPS Certified bartender through ABC Bartending College. As an expert in his field, Chris Johnson looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Chris Johnson's teaching style is flexible based on students needs, structured, and based on state and industry standards.

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Michael H. June 13, 2014
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
Chris taught one lesson to my son, then he cancelled the following week's lesson and never returned numerous phone calls, emails, and text messages. He didn't respond, then the following week at our next scheduled instruction he called me 30 mins before the lesson asking if he could move the date.

Needless to say, it was very unprofessional of him, and we intended to end our relationship with him as my son's instructor.

The thing got worse when he proceeded to schedule my son for a weekly reoccurring lesson for the next year. I've had to manually cancel each lesson, at least until Jan 2015.

I would strongly warn you against signing up with Chris if you expect an instructor who is reliable and responsive to your communications. I'm sorry it didn't work out, but the other problem is that this was my son's first experience to music lessons, so it was a bad first experience.
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Bill C. May 27, 2014
Violin · Online
Verified Student
We're giving 3 out of 5 stars since that seems fair. With regards to the lessons themselves, Chris certainly met our expectations with our son's violin lessons. However, with regards to communications and scheduling, it could have been much better. More than once my son was waiting on Skype after receiving the "You have upcoming lessons" email from TakeLessons. Chris needs to learn how to cancel the lessons ahead of time. He rarely responded to emails (was trying to get him to stop showing our email openly to all his other students, really needs to learn how to use BCC). He never returned phone calls. Due to the canceled lessons, our TakeLesson pay date came prematurely, and since I waited until our son's paid lessons were completed before paying for new ones, we got dropped from the schedule and lost our time slot. Too many frustrations led to finding a new teacher.
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Jane D. January 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher, especially for kids!

My two boys -- ages 8 & 10 -- needed just the right teacher to begin learning the piano, and I'm so glad we started with Chris. He related to them right away, just sat down and started working with them and within seconds they were playing. He interwove fun with learning seamlessly. The boys looked forward to their lessons with him. Thank you, Chris!!
Breanna E. Boston, MA

Over 10 years of playing experience; from very beginners learning to buzz to advanced players seeking better note accuracy; learn to love the horn and discover how it is YOU in control!

About Breanna

Breanna has been teaching piano and horn to inquisitive minds of all ages for over ten years. From teaching neighborhood kids and accompanying local choirs and music students, to being studio accompanist at the University of Kansas and fourth horn for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra in her undergraduate years, to her current days as collaborative pianist for the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and freelance hornist in the Boston area, Breanna has a novel's worth of musical experiences that provides a rare, all-encompassing look at teaching and the life of being a musician.

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Through all these experiences, I can safely say that my theory of teaching and learning music is that it's all about connections. To ...

Estela A. Columbia, SC

Hello black belt trumpeters and parents! I am the CEO/Founder of MusicFit Academy, as well as a classically trained trumpeter currently residing in the city of Columbia, South Carolina. When it comes to teaching the trumpet and horn, my students experience dynamic lessons and always walk out inspired. They often advance in chair placements, win auditions into county/state honor bands and are accepted into college music programs. So c'mon and join in on the best music lessons...ever.

About Estela

Hello black belt musicians and parents! I am the CEO/Founder of MusicFit Academy, as well as a classically trained trumpeter currently residing in the city of Columbia, South Carolina. As a young musician, I frequently earned high marks on solo performances and was the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Philip Sousa Achievement Award and a musicianship solo award from The Instrumentalist Magazine. When I was 11 years old (and my amazing mother can testify here) I said I would pursue music as a career...but little did I know exactly how.

Actively working in the Tampa Bay area in Florida allowed me to perform with a variety of wind ensembles, symphonies, jazz bands and chamber groups, as well as playing for church engagements and as a soloist. My favorite adventure was ...

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Estela A. December 15, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
My daughter, Emily, began private lessons with Estela during the second half of her sixth grade year while taking band as an elective. Estela seemed to transfer her enthusiasm for the trumpet to my quiet daughter. When she started 7th grade she was placed in the Symphonic band, bypassing her peers and was chosen for the All County Honor Band in 7th and 8th grade. She also earned superior ratings in Solo and Ensemble during 7th and 8th grade. During Emily’s time with her she encouraged her to participate in a trumpet workshop and attend some trumpet concerts at the University of Tampa, and provided recordings of famous trumpet players for her to enjoy. All of these different musical experiences that Estela exposed Emily to helped foster an enthusiasm and love for the trumpet. As a parent I am very grateful for Estela’s influence on Emily. She helped my daughter catch the trumpet bug.- Barbara Lind, parent, studied for 3 years.
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Estela A. December 15, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
Estela goes above and beyond of most private lesson teachers. She establishes a level of professionalism with her students that any band director would appreciate. Her expectations for her students are very clear and the results are undeniable.- James Barnes, band director, host of master class.
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Estela A. December 15, 2014
Trumpet · In studio
I started taking private lessons with Estela almost immediately after starting to play the trumpet in sixth grade. My private lessons with Estela improved my trumpet ability not only for the time in which I was taking lessons from her, but what I took from the years of lessons still continues to help me grow as a musician. Estela not only exposed me to different techniques and styles of trumpet playing she also exposed me to various musicians. The skills I took from studying with Estela have helped me excel in my high school trumpet career and I would not be the musician am today if it was not for my time studying with her.- Emily, 17, studied for 3 years.

About French Horn

At first glance the French horn may appear to be a complex instrument. With its tubing wrapped into a coil and all those valve levers and finger rests, it tends to seem very complex and that’s without even talking about how it is played! You see, playing the French horn can really be a challenge, especially for beginners. Luckily, if you pursue French horn lessons with one of our Certified Music Instructors it will be a lot easier for you. Our lessons instructors will design lesson plans which are made specifically to cater to the individual needs of each eager student. We also have programs that tackle more advanced levels of playing. Our lessons can teach you how to hold the French horn, how to use mouthpiece pressure on the instrument, improve your fingering technique, understand ...

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