French Horn Lessons

Looking for beginner french horn lessons?

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

TAKING private french horn lessons AT THE RIDGEWOOD CONSERVATORY

Of all the brass instruments, The French horn has the largest tonal range, producing a soft and rich timbre. Because of its dark tone and rich, full sound, the French horn is typically a common fixture in classical music settings. In addition to its important role in the orchestra, the horn is often used in chamber groups and brass bands, and occasionally in jazz or rock music.

Beginner French horn students learn correct diaphragmatic breathing techniques, proper playing posture, correct positioning, all while to play simple scales and basic melodies. As they progress, beginner hornists learn to read musical notation and master basic music theory.

Our French horn instructors are professional virtuosi performers and educators who custom-tailor their one-on-one lessons to meet the learning style of students of all ages and levels. Most importantly, they help students stay motivated to become successful musicians!


There are many benefits to learning how to play the French horn. Students find that it helps increase their memory, boosts organizational skills, hones coordination skills, and betters academic ability. Playing the French horn also strengthens the body, improves posture, and increases lung capacity.

French horn players are much in demand in both school and professional settings. The French horn is prominently used in classical masterpieces for orchestra, jazz bands, brass bands, and military, concert and marching bands, giving student hornists a variety of opportunities to share their talent and music with others. Its widespread use in the musical world allows the student to study and appreciate many genres of music.

As an added benefit, the techniques learned in playing the French horn can carry over to learning other brass instruments such as the trombone, tuba, euphonium, baritone horn and trumpet.

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Advanced FRENCH HORN lessons for students of all ages!

Our more advanced French Horn students learn microtones and multiphonics, trills, hand-stopping and muting inside the bell, and playing the horn’s full range. Depending upon the student’s interests, advanced studies might include perfecting dynamics and expressivity, becoming familiar with more challenging literature, and improving sight-reading skills. Our horn 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 French horn 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, tuba, euphonium, baritone horn and flugelhorn.

French horn lessons are available in many genres, including classical, jazz, rock and pop.

Call 201-676-9915 today
for lessons on French horn!

French horn lessons available for students age 8 – adult.