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Franklin D.

4 Reviews
Belmont, CA
Starting at $45
  • BM, MM (Music Education, Music Performance) from San Francisco State University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Franklin D.

4 Reviews
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Learn how to play / improve your playing on French Horn.
Learn the language of music. Become a great reader and improvisor!
I cover all the basics of playing: breathing, technique, rhythm, style, improvisation, etc. We can also learn some music history and theory, and play duets.
I teach all ages, and I tailor my teaching to each individual student. With over 30 years playing and teaching the brass instruments, I make lessons educational, productive and fun.

About Franklin

I am a San Francisco native and a graduate of Lowell High School and San Francisco State University, where I earned degrees in music performance and education. I teach all the brass instruments at my studio in Belmont, at Skyline College in San Bruno, and at Manor Music in Pacifica. I have also

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Marcos H.
My son is very happy with his lessons. He has been playing the tuba in his school band for a few years and was able to improve his skills and make progress from the very first lesson with Franklin.
Hoshin L.
Franklin is very detail oriented, patient and a good role model. My child really enjoy the lessons with him.
Matthew M.
Franklin was so patient with my 14-year-old son. We look forward to our next lesson.
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Linda C.

23 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
  • Teaching since 1981
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Linda C.

23 Reviews
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I started playing French horn in college. When I decided to become a music teacher, I had to learn how to play all instruments, and I fell in love with the horn!

I've been teaching for over 30 years. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to produce a good, solid tone, begin learning how to read music, and be able to play simple songs. Any beginning horn method book will get us started. In addition to your horn and book, you will also need valve oil. As you progress, a a metronome may be helpful. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

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John R.
Linda was awesome, very patient with a total beginner with not only cello but also playing music. She is great teacher , i can tell that from our first lesson.
Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.
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Marcus S.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • High School Diploma from Ossining High School
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Marcus S.

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About Marcus

Marcus Shaw, a horn player of 9 years, has won positions in numerous music festivals, including The New York All State Concert Band and Orchestra, and NAFME’s All Eastern Orchestra Festival. Marcus regularly performs with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, i

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Kevin
Marcus is a very skilled and very knowledgeable horn player and teacher. He is very friendly and easy to talk to. It is difficult to find a teacher that can articulate and describe how to play the horn as clearly and precisely as he does. you’re in good hands with Marcus!
Maya
Marcus’s musical intuition is amazing. He was able to articulate some of my troubles playing and provide me with new tools to work on them. 10/10 would recommend to anyone who wants to improve any aspect of their playing. Bonus: he’s super nice and eases any nervousness you might having playing in front of people.
Ashley
Marcus is a phenomenal horn player and after just a few lessons with him, my playing has improved immensely. Great teacher!

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Jonathan G.

26 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Awarded Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts from Richmond Magazine
  • Teaches students 12 and up
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Jonathan G.

26 Reviews
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I played French Horn when I was a boy and now teach the standard French Horn in F plus the Double Horn in B flat. I specialize in the Mozart Concerti plus improvisation for working musicians.

About Jonathan

Professional musician since age 11 in NYC. Specializing in online lessons. Worked with the Coasters, Drifters, O'Jays, Platters & Temptations plus the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Circus before the age of 30. Earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance with a minor in Jazz Studies from VCU in

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Daniel
He has a good ear and can help quickly with transcriptions. More importantly, he also gave some practical advice.
Ami K.
My son enjoys his music lessons with Jonathan, who is infinitely patient teaching what can be a challenging instrument. My son responds well to Jonathan's instruction, and he appreciates having access to a professional performer as a teacher. Jonathan encourages my son to learn a variety of music, including both challenging classical pieces and more recognizable popular and jazz pieces, which helps to sustain his interest in the lessons.
Shiloh
This instructor is very helpful when learning new concepts and adjusts his lessons to match your skill level.
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
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Karen D.

31 Reviews
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French Horn:
A brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell. The double horn in F/Bb is the horn most often used by players in professional orchestras and bands. Pitch is controlled through the combination of the following factors: speed of propulsion of air through the instrument, diameter and tension of lip aperture in the mouthpiece. The pitch of any note can easily be raised or lowered by adjusting the hand position in the bell. Starting with the basics we would first learn breathing and fingering techniques, notes, reading, rhythms, and songs. As the student progresses scales, theory and soloing will be taught.

About Karen

Anyone Can Learn To Sing or Play Any Instrument With My Method! No End To How Good You Can Get! Become Better Than Anyone Out There! Vocal Therapist-Can Cure ALL Vocal Damage! Karen D. -Certified Teacher of the World Famous Dante Pavone Vocal Method -Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Musi

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Anthony F.
Karen is very patient & caring while teaching.
Gelaney W.
I will definitely be expanding my accordion skills & of music theory . I’ll also be adding some 😎 Jazz Standards to my repertoire ☺️.
Kelly S.
Karen was not prepared for the lesson. She spent 15 minutes trying to send me photos from a beginner Tabla book available on Amazon. She did not own a set of Tabla drums. She ensured me she could teach anything, but could not pronounce the words used for proper Tabla technique, knew no history and could not even teach me to tune. She literally was reading out of the book figuring it out along the way. I lost a lot of trust from this and asked for a full refund for future lessons.
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Beckie E.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded John Phillip Sousa Award from University City High School
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Beckie E.

22 Reviews
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I have been performing on the horn for 15 years now. In 2017 I graduated from UCLA with my Masters degree in French horn performance. In 2010, I graduated from Chapman University with my music education and music performance degree on French horn. I enjoy helping other French hornist master this instrument and hope they find the love and fun in playing this beast of an instrument!

About Beckie

Hi! My name is Beckie and I have played music for all of my life. I play and teach many different instruments such as the French horn, trumpet, piano, saxophone, mandolin, guitar, and voice. I have my Masters in Music on French horn as well as two bachelor degrees in music performance on Frenc

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Wendy
Beckie is so supportive and encouraging for our beginner, who is now playing Mozart Concertos in the 6th grade. Zero stress for our daughter. She Passed her audition as well in the 5th grade for Junior Winds. Highly recommend!
Forbes B.
Beckie is fantastic! Technically proficient, excellent teacher and highly inspiring! My son has made incredible progress over a few short months.
Zachary
Outstanding instructor! Beckie is very positive and encouraging and my son has learned so much in just a few weeks. My son looks forward to his session each week. She is also an amazing musician herself and plays her instrument side by side with my son which allows him to hear and learn the individual notes.

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Average Cost of French Horn Lessons in San Jose, CA

The average cost of 60-minute french horn lessons in San Jose is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $42 and $80 per hour.
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$37 average
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$48 average
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$61 average

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"Best class ever! Even better than class face to face. Olivier made the connection with 13 years old. We are very lucky to find him."
Allen
Took French Horn lessons from Olivier H.
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"Emily Toth is one of the very best lessons teachers I have had the opportunity to work with over the years. She is very professional, connects well with kids, cares so much about her students, and collaborates with band directors on a regular basis to help ensure her students are receiving the best overall music education possible. Ms. Toth is a highly qualified French Horn teacher and an outstanding musician. She is very organized and accommodating. She truly wants what’s best for each and every one of her students."
Aimee
Took French Horn lessons from Emily T.
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"Great first lesson! Olivier is very thorough and very encouraging, and my daughter is very happy with him!"
Ashley
Took French Horn lessons from Olivier H.
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"William is working with my 10 year old son on his french horn. William has a wonderful, structured approach and a caring, patient attitude. My son is learning and having a great amount of fun at the same time."
Brady
Took French Horn lessons from William C.
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"We enjoy Amy and everything she has to offer us."
Jeanne
Took French Horn lessons from Amy W.
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"My son started in-person lessons with Emily in the fall of 2019. We went online with her during the Covid-19 shutdown. The two of them never missed a beat (music pun intended)! I feel like he has continued to show good growth as a horn player. Emily does a wonderful job of teaching proper technique while using my son's own interests to keep him playing. For example, my 12-year-old is a Pokemon fan, so Emily found Pokemon theme sheet music for the horn as well as video game themes. He really loved that and I appreciate that she knows how to connect with kids to help them learn a challenging instrument. I am thankful that my son's band teacher recommended Emily and I, in turn, wholeheartedly recommended her to any future horn players."
Megan
Took French Horn lessons from Emily T.
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"Daniel is an excellent teacher who cares about his students and works well with kids and folks of all age ranges. He passes on his love for music and French horn, and makes learning fun!"
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Took French Horn lessons from Daniel S.
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"I enjoyed lessons with Xin so much! She provided great tips for improving my playing range, attack, etc. Good sense of humor and patient with me."
Michael
Took French Horn lessons from Xin H.
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"We signed up when our local instructor moved and no others in town were accepting new students. For context, our high schooler has been playing french horn for 5 years, and has primarily been preparing for district/state solo contests this semester.

Oliver is great. He has provided helpful instruction, advice about performance nerves, and has been super-flexible in scheduling.

Honestly, we were initially a little skeptical of online lessons. It took a few weeks to get into a routine, but now they are working out quite well. An advantage to the online format has been how easy it is to re-schedule when we have one-off conflicts, and it's actually kind of nice having lessons in your own home.

In a perfect world, we would love to take lessons from Oliver in-person!"
Kerri
Took French Horn lessons from Olivier H.
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"I go to school with Xin and she is a very dedicated player with a beautiful sound. She is very knowledgeable of horn playing mechanics and will make an amazing teacher."
Isaac
Took French Horn lessons from Xin H.
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