Flugelhorn Lessons

Looking for beginner flugelhorn lessons?

We offer a range of beginner flugelhorn lessons through advanced flugelhorn lessons, both on-site serving Bergen County and Northern New Jersey, or online via Zoom.


The flugelhorn is a trumpet-like instrument that produces a slightly darker, richer sound, and is often used to bring depth to a brass ensemble. Most frequently heard in jazz or as a member of the British-style brass band, it also occasionally appears in pop, orchestral or concert band music. 

Just like our beginner trumpeters, beginner flugelhorn players learn proper playing posture, diaphragmatic breathing techniques, and how the breath works together with the lips to produce sound. In addition, they learn basic scales and how to read music, as they master playing simple songs.

Many of our flugelhorn students come as trumpet players who are attracted to the more mellow sound of the flugelhorn and wish to explore the parts the instrument plays in ensembles or brass bands.

Our flugelhorn instructors provide a sound foundation in the fundamentals of playing the flugelhorn in one-on-one lessons tailored to the student’s individual level and learning style. Highly trained performers with outstanding professional and educational credits, our experienced instructors help our flugelhorn students develop their overall musicianship.


As with students who study the trumpet, beginner flugelhorn players reap substantial benefits by learning the instrument. Our beginner lessons help students develop the dexterity and coordination needed to play the flugelhorn. Students who play the flugelhorn often have stronger memorization skills, excellent coordination and concentration, and achieve greater academic success, particularly in mathematics. In addition to learning the basics of playing the flugelhorn, our students learn the fundamentals of sight reading, technique, ear training and music theory. As our flugelhorn students continue to study, they develop increased dexterity and breath control.

Due its versatility and popularity, the flugelhorn offers students of all ages a strong foundation for understanding and appreciating a broad range of musical styles. 

Because the flugelhorn has an almost identical mouthpiece and the same valve and fingering system as the B-flat trumpet, trumpeters find it fairly easy to double on the flugelhorn and vice versa. Additionally, the techniques learned in playing flugelhorn can carry over to learning other members of the trumpet family including piccolo trumpet and bass trumpet, as well as to other brass instruments such as the trombone, euphonium, tuba, baritone horn and french horn.

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Advanced FLUGELHORN lessons for students of all ages!

Playing the flugelhorn uses the same basic technique, fingerings and key as the trumpet, but with a somewhat more limited range and slightly different approach. Our advanced flugelhorn students learn how to use various types of mutes to decrease volume and change timbre. Those who perform contemporary music learn extended techniques such as flutter tonguing, growling, double tonguing, triple tonguing, doodle tongue, glissando, vibrato, as well as the use of plungers, valve combinations, and other ways to alter sound and tone. Our instructors help their advanced students by teaching them more complex music theory, improvisation and composition, and they coach them in preparing for auditions or performances, playing within a group and performing as solo artists.


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Ask us about studying other Brass instruments at The Ridgewood Conservatory

Many flugelhorn players learn to play other members of the Brass family to broaden their musical repertoire, expand their range, or simply to explore new possibilities. The Ridgewood Conservatory offers private instruction on a variety of other Brass instruments, including trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium, and baritone horn.

Flugelhorn lessons are available in all genres, including classical, jazz, funk, pop and rock.

Call 201-676-9915 today
for lessons on flugelhorn!

Flugelhorn lessons available for students age 8 – adult.