While the terms "baritone" and "euphonium" are often used interchangeably, there are distinct differences between the two, despite their often unison band scoring. Euphoniums are generally considered the tenor member of the tuba family and are written for in bass clef concert pitch. Baritones are slightly smaller, pitched in Bb, and are written for in treble clef. Students who are transitioning from trumpet to euphonium often begin by playing baritone, which allows them to become comfortable with a larger instrument that reads in the same clef and shares the same fingerings as the trumpet.
Euphoniums are used primarily in concert bands and brass ensembles, while baritones are most commonly found in middle school bands. As with other members of the brass family, baritone/euphonium players use their lips as the primary source of sound production. Having a "good ear" is essential to becoming a successful baritone/euphonium player. Our brass instructors at Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy are highly qualified professionals who possess the knowledge and experience necessary to help all students - beginner through advanced - achieve their musical goals.
What are the benefits of baritone/euphonium lessons?
- One-on-one, individualized instruction tailored to meet your specific needs
- Our instructors teach proper embouchure, hand position, posture, and correct bad habits that may impede a student's progress
- Students learn ear-training skills essential to playing a brass instrument
- Students are introduced to baritone/euphonium literature (solos, etudes, ensembles) written by foremost composers for that instrument
Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy baritone/euphonium lessons cost $96.00 per month. For your $96.00, you receive four lessons, one per week, each 30 minutes in length. In months with five weeks, we do charge for the fifth week of lessons, bringing your tuition to $120.00 for those months. There is a one-time registration fee of $30.00 for all new students, with a discounted registration fee of $20.00 for each additional family member.
With our program, you are under no obligation to enroll for any "set" period of time - you can begin lessons whenever you like and can discontinue at any time. Payment is through our automated billing system and is charged to your choice of credit or debit card on the the first of each month for the month in advance.
For further information or to enroll, please contact our lesson studio director, Jayne Naragon, by emailing Lessons@PellegrinoMusic.com or calling 330-498-8400. We look forward to hearing from you!