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Justin B.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
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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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Madeline
Great first lesson! Feeling excited to practice :)
josh
Justin B. is an articulate, responsive, and experienced instructor. I enjoy taking classes from Justin and appreciate his demeanor and direction. I am not a professional musician like Justin, but he is guiding me in that direction.
Try Justin for your next lesson, you will be impressed.

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Terry S.
Justin provided feedback during the lesson and immediately followed up via email with a summary and the practice plan.
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Lori A.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Awarded Presidential Scholar from Presidential Scholars
  • 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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Rick *.
Lori is a very capable and patient teacher, and is very good at adapting her instruction to my pace and needs.
Oscar
Lori is an excellent teacher, knowledgeable, patient and good looking.
Maezee
Lori did not seem Interested in getting to know my daughter and did not seem very professional (she seemed to be in a closet at the beginning of the lesson?). We will look for another on-line piano teacher.
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Nathan R.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Masters Degree from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
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Nathan R.

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I focus equally on fundamentals, tone production, proper air support, intonation and technique.

About Nathan

I have been teaching private lessons for close to 10 years and have been an active performer for even longer, playing in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. I studied music at Frostburg State University (Bachelors) and the Peabody Conservat

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Weston G.
Nathan was great! We lost internet at our house during the last 10 minutes of the lesson and Nathan was quick to solve the problem by adding another 10 minutes on to the end of our next lesson. It's nice to know that he has the flexibility and willingness to do that when things happen that are out of our control. And 2020 is often out of our control, Am I right?!
Marcus
Nathan is a very talented musician
Joshua V.
Very pleasant teacher. First lesson went well. Thank you
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Jesse M.

101 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the french horn. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with classic

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Pasquale G.

52 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaching since 1983
  • Teaches students 8 to 80
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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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Dwayne R.
Pasquale is an immensely qualified instructor. I was surprised at how well instruction can be provided online, and that must come from a wealth of teaching experience and deep knowledge of the instrument and the process.
JiHae
very patient and encouraging. My son (12yo) practices everyday! I wish I had started the lesson earlier. can't be happier than this.
Monique
I am a very mature(read old) student and I had been wanting to learn to play the trombone. The catch was that I had never taken lessons and could not read music. Pasquale was absolutely unflapped by this. He had the patience of a saint, had the ability to make me feel comfortable and was 1000% encouraging in my quest. Oh and also by the way...he knows his stuff and is gifted in his ability to teach it in a way that I could understand and be comfortable. I highly recommend taking lessons from him!!!
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Tyler J.

8 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Tyler J.

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The concept is simple: empowerment to generate mastery on your instrument. I like to work with you at your level, from beginner and up. My goal is to not only help you understand the mechanics of the instrument, but to empower you to create as limitlessly as possible on it. I will be working with you on things such as rhythm, ear training, embouchre development, breath control, sight reading, understanding musical notation and terminology and beyond through a few of my own techniques.

I have found the best approach to doing this is by selecting music that you like to listen to and play, as it is much more fun to practice something that you enjoy rather than doing busywork to build skill.

About Tyler

Hi, I'm Tyler! Born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, I am the son of a band director. That being said, I have literally been involved in music since I was an infant! I played trombone, bass trombone, and bass guitar all the way through high school, and went to New Mexico State University where I

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WHITNY S.
Tyler arrived early, spent lots of time with my unruly daughter, and kept her on track! He's a good combination of fun/playful but also has a natural authority so that my daughter actually listens to his instruction. Well done and thank you Tyler!
Kerry
Great first lesson - looking forward to the next one.
Nicolas O.
I feel like I learned a lot in an hour and he really helped me find an anchor point that I can go back to if I am stuck on a note. I realized that he went over every proven method that I learned throughout my experiences from elementary school to highschool and then added on to them by explaining how these methods help. He even showed me methods usually taught to college musicians.

The reason I always believed in private lessons is because no matter how few or how many you take, the learning process gets expedited immensely.

I definitely would recommend this teacher for learning a brass instrument.

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Average Cost of French Horn Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute french horn lessons is $65. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $80 per hour.
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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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"Very friendly first private lesson for granddaughter they seemed to communicate well with each other. Izzy was very excited and asked for longer lesson the next day."
Isabella
Took French Horn lessons from Beckie E.
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"Our son really enjoyed his first lesson with Tina! He was feeling discouraged and was considering giving up French Horn because of the pandemic and being unable to continue to take band class. After one lesson he's excited again and he said he really enjoyed his lesson. We're hoping with Tina's help he'll be able to continue with band despite all of the craziness right now!"
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Took French Horn lessons from Tina D.
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"My daughter loved it."
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Took French Horn lessons from Tina D.
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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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"I have known Daniel for a few years now. He is incredibly passionate, talented, and an excellent educator. Daniel works well with musicians across all age and experience levels. I can strongly recommend Daniel for anyone looking for a teacher. Worth every penny!!"
Eric
Took French Horn lessons from Daniel S.
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"I’ve observed Beckie teaching French Horn and Trumpet. She is extremely capable and, especially with her younger students, very nurturing and encouraging. She is very knowledgeable and clearly explains the techniques and principles she is teaching. She is also very patient."
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Took French Horn lessons from Beckie E.
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"Hannah is learning so much! She really enjoys and takes your lessons very seriously!"
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Took French Horn lessons from Rebecca K.
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"My daughter is enjoying her lessons with Olivier."
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Took French Horn lessons from Olivier H.
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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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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!