Horn Lessons in Bethesda
French Horn Lessons at the International School of Music are customized to students’ goals and needs. Horn lessons include sight reading, music theory, technique, embouchure, tone development, breath control, range extension, articulation, and scales. As students progress, they also work on musicality, dynamics, interpretation, and phrasing. Depending on students’ goals, students can work on solo literature, etude and orchestra excerpt study, having fun playing duets with their teacher, or preparing for auditions! Students have a choice of choosing repertoire from classical and jazz, to contemporary styles like Rock, Pop, Blues, etc.
Why take Horn Lessons with us?
With a large faculty and several teachers per instrument, we can find a teacher that fits each student’s learning style, and his/her musical goals. All students have the opportunity to discuss their individual goals and learning styles with faculty and staff so they are assigned to the horn instructor best suited for them.
The International School of Music provides a comprehensive and robust music education. Horn instruction is offered in all genres from classical, jazz, pop, rock, to folk, blues, and other genres. Our music lessons are offered to students of all ages & levels in all instruments & voice including piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, viola lessons, cello lessons, voice/singing lessons, flute lessons, drum lessons and more. Group classes, ensemble/chamber classes, our flute choir, fiddle band, guitar ensembles, string quartets, and early childhood music classes round out the selection of experiences offered.
We offer month to month lessons, so there are no semester minimums. Our flexible scheduling allows us to schedule family members simultaneously to save families hours of driving. Additionally, we offer over 300+ group classes annually, so students can make up any missed lessons.
The most highly qualified horn teaching faculty in the Washington metropolitan area
Our horn teachers are dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Our horn instructors are graduates of prestigious institutions and have extensive experience teaching and performing.
Fantastic horn performance opportunities
Students interact with peers by participating in performances, festivals, concerts, and masterclasses with faculty and other visiting artists. Recitals, included in the tuition, allow each student to display their achievements. Our horn students have unique performance opportunities, such as our Carnegie Hall, NY Honors Recital, our Passport Concert Series, as well as our Ambassador Community performances.
Charting students’ progress through written evaluations
Optional horn evaluations contribute to our students’ long term success and ensure that they progress. Optional Certificate/Diploma Programs are offered by ISM both through its own program and by meeting the standards of ABRSM, ASTA, National Piano Guild, NATS, MTNA and many other national organizations.