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Justin B.

13 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2006
  • DMA in Trumpet Performance from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Justin B.

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I am able to teach beginning level horn.

About Justin

Applauded for his “gleaming trumpet work” (Hyde Park Herald) and “dazzling virtuosity” (Grunion Gazette), Justin B. is a versatile musician, performing on both historical and modern trumpets. He specializes in early music, most notably in difficult high-register music for Baroque trumpet. Before fo

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Justin was professional and kind with our teenage son. First lesson went great!
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Justin is very patient and knowledgeable and has great insights on how to help you along.
Jennifer
He is very knowledgeable and professional! I’m relearning the basics and his sessions have been very helpful to me. I plan to continue!
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Lori A.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Master of Music from University of Notre Dame
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Lori A.

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A graduate of the famous Curtis Institute of Music, Lori A has played all over the world. She has played with greats such as Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, Pavarotti, and Leonard Bernstein. After being invited to the White House, she performed for President Reagan.
Lessons incorporate fun songs plus technique.

About Lori

Hello! Thank you for your interest in my profile. I teach piano, horn, trumpet, theory & ear training, and coach ensembles, performance class as well as music and movement class for ages 0-6, and drum circle and cultural literacy for adults. I am a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and

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Victoria C.
She was very knowledgeable and very helpful!!
Timothy N.
Outstanding start.
Gina
While I had previous experience playing an instrument MANY years ago, I never played the piano and started taking lessons with Lori as an adult. In almost no time I was able to read the bass clef (left hand) notes and within the year I had learned all the scales (majors and relative minors - both harmonic and melodic) and arpeggios (root and inversions). I was also playing "real" pieces of music.

Lori stresses good technique and good practice habits and can suggest more than one way to master a concept. She also makes learning the piano fun.
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Phillip M.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Bachelor's Degree - Horn Performance from Central Michigan University
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Phillip M.

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I use a variety of materials to best fit what the student needs and would like to get out of taking lessons. I enjoy teaching and playing music and I try to make sure my students have fun as well!

About Phillip

Hello! My name is Phillip M. and I have been playing the Horn for 15 years now. I started back in elementary school and haven't looked back since. After high school, I went to Central Michigan University where I earned my Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance while studying under Dr. Bruce Bonnell.

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Dallas H.
Phillip is a very kind-hearted and knowledgeable instructor. His explanations are very detailed and easy to understand.
Brendan
Great warm up lesson for my 12 year old! Very nice and very helpful.
Ashley Marlow
You helped so much with my tone quality thanks can't wait for the next lesson.
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Olivier H.

28 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Deans Award for Leadership and Community Service from University of Redlands
  • Teaching since 2008
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Olivier H.

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An accomplished international chamber musician, I have performed with Volante Winds at the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competition as well as being featured the Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival and the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival. Volante Winds has also toured extensively throughout the United States giving concerts and masterclasses at various colleges and Universities.
I have also performed in Europe as part of the Festival Internacional de Música Clásica in Vilagarcia Spain.
I focus on beauty of sound and engaged music making and as a result my students have won places in the Chicago Youth Symphony, Sacramento Youth Symphony, Roanoke Youth Symphony and Superior Ratings at the NYSSMA State Solo Competition.

About Olivier

Dr. Olivier Huebscher is Assistant Professor of Applied Brass at Mount Allison University, after having received his Doctorate in Horn Performance at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. An accomplished international chamber musician, I have performed with Volante Winds at

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Terri
I am enjoying the lessons and feel it has helped me tremendously. I like Olivier’s style. He explains well and illustrates on his horn. He makes me feel comfortable
Mico
Very helpful and understanding.
Heather
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Pasquale G.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Awarded Top soloist from Cruse america
  • Teaching since 1983
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Pasquale G.

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excellent instruction on a difficult horn many years of practical skill playing as well as teaching horn.

About Pasquale

Teaching is a passion. All my students love what they learn and their progress is my number one concern. I have been teaching since the age of 17. I welcome any student wanting learn the joys of playing brass instruments. I have taught more than 500 students on a private level since I began te

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Cindy H.
When I started lessons, I had been taking lessons for five+ years. I had no idea I could learn so much. I am so appreciative of Mr. Gallo and what he has taught me.
Arbor U.
The first lesson got my son on his way. We are very excited to continue down this road.
Min Chou
My son has been learning with Mr. Pasquale for more than a year. He absolutely loves the lessons. He is a great instructor!
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William C.

9 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 11 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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William C.

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As a part of my music education certification, I am trained to teach beginner levels in all brass instruments.

About William

William Combs provides music teaching, performing and arranging services to the community of Lubbock, TX. In 2019, he completed doctorate work at the University of Colorado - Boulder. He completed his bachelor’s degree in music education and performance at Texas Tech University, and his Master’s

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Vanitha
William is a great teacher for my son. He is very friendly, kind and polite. He works on anything my son requests and has helped him to improve a lot. He is very accommodative with respect to time and adjusts upon request. I highly recommend William for trombone lessons.
Grant
Very patient and methodical in his approach for our beginner
Bill
I am former music major and long time amateur trombonist and was looking for someone to help bring my playing (back) up to the next level. Bill has been amazing at being able to spot areas for improvement and clearly provide several suggestions and approaches to correct them. Very pleased and highly recommend!

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The average cost of 60-minute french horn lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $130 per hour.
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"My son has been taking lessons with Mr. Gallo for a few months, and his progress on the french horn has been amazing and quite surprising! Mr. Gallo is extremely patient and provides excellent instruction that has helped my son develop technical skills to improve his intonation, endurance, and pitch recognition. Mr. Gallo has the perfect balance of guided instruction, positive feedback, making the lesson fun, and ability to push a student further in his playing. I was a little hesitant to try online lessons, but it is honestly the best solution when you have an instructor who cares so deeply for his students and their improvement. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Gallo!"
- Amy
Took French Horn lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Becky was great! Kind and gentle teaching manner. Brody is excited to have homework and looks forward to next week!"
- Brodie
Took French Horn lessons from Beckie E.
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"Phillip is a very kind-hearted and knowledgeable instructor. His explanations are very detailed and easy to understand."
- Dallas
Took French Horn lessons from Phillip M.
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"Good communication prior to first lesson. Punctual, knowledgeable. My daughter enjoyed the lesson. Looking forward to seeing how she progresses."
- Hayley
Took French Horn lessons from Phillip M.
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"Rebecca is the best teacher ever!!! I wasn't able to find a French horn teacher for a long time because really good ones like her are hard to come by. She has improved my musical skill dramatically from a person who knew what a horn was and could play it very poorly to a person who could play the Star Spangled Banner without messing up."
- Daniel
Took French Horn lessons from Rebecca K.
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"Mr. Gallo has been teaching me for over 6 years now and has made me an amazing French horn player. I started off without knowing how to play the instrument let alone a proper note and transitioned into playing the horn in 4 registers with quality sound. He's also help me make drum corps like the blue knights and the blue stars."
- Jamar
Took French Horn lessons from Pasquale G.
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"Please ignore the "The Daniel W" review for 3 stars. We accidentally hit send! Rebecca services ****** 6 stars!!"
- Daniel
Took French Horn lessons from Rebecca K.
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"We only had one lesson with Amy, but I was impressed and I give her a 5. She was very patient with Josh, even when Josh wasn't very focused. I was impressed with how she conducted her lessons, even though her children were home. They were very respectful of our lesson time and never had an interruption. That says a lot about Amy's dedication to focus on her students."
- Kris
Took French Horn lessons from Amy W.
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"Dr. Merkel is the first tutor we have come across that is honest, forthright and actually TEACHES my daughter what she needs to know to reach her goals. He doesn't just tell her what he thinks she wants to hear to get her to come back next week. He's the real deal. He is a gentle corrector while being stern enough to instill what is necessary to succeed. The difference in her after four weeks with the Doc is amazing when compared to the last EIGHT YEARS she has been playing without his tutelage. We cannot say enough about him at this point and are thankful to have found such an expert!"
- Emily
Took French Horn lessons from Joseph M.
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"Nathan is great. Very conscientious and patient."
- Alex
Took French Horn lessons from Nathan R.
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Private French Horn Lessons Near You

Of all the brass instruments, the French horn boasts the largest tonal range. The French horn family features a variety of different instruments. The most common for beginners to learn on is the F single horn, but there's also a B-flat and double-horn versions available for more skilled players. All types of French horns produce a soft and rich timbre that sits somewhere between the tones of brass instruments and woodwinds. As a result, the French horn blends incredibly well with a variety of instruments. 

Their shiny surfaces and complicated tubing might make it hard to believe, but the French horns we play today actually originated and evolved from the animal horns our ancestors used to hollow out and blow into to produce a loud sound used for communicating across vast distances. Horns were regularly used to communicate during hunting expeditions up until as late as the middle of the sixteenth century. When you learn to play French horn today, you not only learn to make beautiful music, but also carry on a timeless human tradition.  

Why Learn to Play French Horn?

The French horn has a place in a variety of music genres. It's prominently used in classical masterpieces for orchestra, jazz bands, brass bands, military bands, concert bands, and marching bands. When you learn to play French horn, you'll have a variety of opportunities to share your talent and music with others. Once you're ready to join a music ensemble, you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet other musicians and make new friends. 

French horn also imparts a variety of health benefits on hornists. Playing the French horn requires abdominal strength, proper posture, and great lung capacity. As you practice and develop your skills, you'll strengthen your body, improve posture, and increase lung capacity. As a result, your body will enjoy less stress, increased oxygen flow, less back pain, and an improved immune system. 

The Best Way to Learn French Horn and What You'll Study in French Horn Classes

It's easy to find free French horn classes online, but the best way to learn French horn is with a private teacher. With your teacher's undivided attention and immediate feedback, you'll stay motivated and learn quickly. Plus, no two private lessons are exactly alike. For example, French horn lessons for children differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from French horn classes for adults. Your private French horn tutor will customize every lesson to meet your individual interests and abilities, as you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner French Horn Lessons

If you've had little or no previous experience playing the French horn, then beginner lessons are for you. In beginner French horn classes, you'll be introduced to the basic techniques and music theory needed to start your musical journey. In beginner lessons, your French horn teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Instrument anatomy and care
  • Proper hold, posture, and embouchure
  • Playing basic scales and simple melodies
  • Reading musical notation
  • Introduction to music theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate French Horn Classes

If you've mastered the basics of French horn, reading musical notation, and music theory, then intermediate lessons are for you! In these classes, you'll learn more challenging techniques, as you study increasingly complex music. Your private French horn tutor might cover the following topics in intermediate lessons:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Microtones and multiphonics
  • Hand-stopping and muting inside the bell
  • Playing the instrument's full range
  • Trills

Sample Curriculum for Advanced French Horn Lessons

Advanced lessons are perfect for students who've already achieved a high level of skill with the French horn. In these lessons, your tutor will help you overcome personal challenges to improve your skill and reach your goals. In advanced lessons, course content depends greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your private French horn teacher might cover some of the following topics:

  • Sight reading
  • Warm-ups and maintenance exercises
  • Perfecting dynamics and playing expressively
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a French Horn Teacher Near You

If you're ready to toot the French horn, then you'll need a teacher. Luckily, finding a French horn tutor on TakeLessons is easy! With a quick search, you can find a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer French horn lessons near you and online. Before choosing a French horn teacher, we recommend browsing several tutor profiles and reading reviews left by students like you. 

The cost of French horn lessons varies, but most instructors base their rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you should have no problem finding a teacher who fits into your budget and schedule. Plus, investing in private lessons will pay off greatly when you're able to pick up new concepts fast and improve your technique after only a few lessons!