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    Private Lessons - French Horn

Private lessons are available in all areas of music and speech instruction for all ages and levels of development by highly qualified professional teachers and performers with real-life musical experience.

About the French Horn

To the unfamiliar, the French horn can be a perplexing instrument. Its body looks like a meticulously-folded brass funnel cake. Its ring can blare alongside piercing trumpets, but it can also be soft, and croon with the flutes and the clarinets. 

But the mechanics — and history — behind the horn’s incredible range have made the instrument notoriously difficult to master. Playing it is a matter of endurance, and requires pushing steady air through 12- to sometimes nearly 30-feet of tubing, all from a mouthpiece just a few millimeters wide.

The horn’s ancient musical ancestors are the conch shell and shofar, but its unique shape stems from its origins as a hunting horn in Europe

About Our Private Lessons

New students must complete an online lesson placement request form. Conservatory staff or your assigned instructor will contact you directly to assist with your placement for the term.

When choosing a private lesson, you will need to consider:

  • number of lessons
  • length of lesson
  • what time of day you prefer 
  • which day of the week you prefer 

The average instruction per term (fall, winter or summer) is 16-18 hours.

The general rates for private lessons are 30 minutes for $39.50, 45 minutes for $59.25, 60 minutes for $79.00.

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If you need a hand registering or have a question about our programs, we would love to help you!