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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

Ben B.

Wenham, MA
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Marian H.

Greeley, CO
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Breanna E.

Boston, MA
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Ben B. Wenham, MA

Experienced french horn teacher of 4 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of french horn skills.

About Ben

**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING STUDENTS ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS**

I hope to encourage and build you up in whatever challenge we decide to tackle. Whether you are starting out for the first time or you have been playing for a while, I'm here to push you, to see you grow and to learn things as well. I love working with both children and young adults. My students say that I'm fun, I run lessons in an exciting manner, and I love making music.

I'm a senior music education major at Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and have been teaching privately for the past 2-2.5 years. I will be obtaining my Bachelor of Music in Music Education in May 2015.

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Barbara L. September 26, 2014
Piano · In home
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My three granddaughters and I are taking lessons with Ben. I asked each of the girls to give me three words about Ben and we all agreed. He is patient, fun and funny and, they added, "I really like him and he knows a lot about teaching and playing the piano." I was a teacher and professor for many years, and I know good teaching when I see it. Ben is a very good teacher. Not only is he patient and at ease with his students, he seems always to be aware of each of them and able to respond to their needs. I'm impressed and feel fortunate to have found someone who is also responsible and reliable, and takes his work seriously. It is a great pleasure to work with Ben and we all look forward to our weekly lesson.
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Katy G. January 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Top notch teacher

My son has been taking lessons from Ben now for a little over a month. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and reliability of Ben. I figured it would take a lot to keep a 16 year old boy who is a beginner totally interested in piano but Ben has managed to do just that. My son actually looks forward to his weekly lessons and practices without hesitation and I can only attribute that to the teaching techniques of Ben. If anyone is contemplating on choosing Ben for their or their child's instructor, hesitate no further. He is one of the best.
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Erin B. December 6, 2013
Trumpet
Ben is the best teacher.

Ben is the best teacher. He is very calm and great with both children and older students. With the younger, his patience makes them want to learn while still pushing them to practice. With the more experienced, he always has more material to offer and possesses an eagerness that shines through his students. Ben's passion for music is obvious through his playing and teaching. I could not recommend him enough!
Marian H. Greeley, CO

As a professional hornist, with performance world-wide and more that 20 recordings, I can help students of all levels achieve the level of performance they are aiming for.

About Marian

In addition to more than a dozen recordings with the Chestnut Brass Company, she can be heard on the soundtrack recording of Ken Burns’ The Civil War, the Mozart Orchestra recording of the Music of William Herschel and the Philadelphia Virtuosi recordings of the Music of George Antheil and the Music of Howard Hanson, as well as on the Boulder Brass A Visit from St. Nick. Her latest recording, Todmorten 513, was digitally released in Fall 2013.
Ms. H. is the author of the critically acclaimed Daily Routines for the Horn Player and Daily Routines for the Student Horn Player, both published by Mountain Peak Music. In demand as a clinician for hornists and chamber music, she has given presentations at Western Illinois University, Fresno State University, the Chautaqua Institute, Ohio ...

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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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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