The French horn carries the distinction of being one the earliest members of the brass family. The first metal horns consisted of wound brass tubing and were only capable of producing notes within the overtone series. Over the course of centuries, the French horn evolved into a complex series of valves and tubing that, when unwound, stretches over twenty feet in length!

Due to the complexity of the modern French horn, it takes a well-trained ear and great skill to master the instrument’s nearly four-octave range. Most band programs do not introduce French horn until the second or third year of study, therefore, many hornists begin as trumpet or trombone students. Our French horn instructors at Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy combine years of educational and performance experience to help students of all ability levels – from beginning to advanced – achieve their musical goals!

French horn 

What are the benefits of French horn 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 French horn literature (solos, etudes, ensembles) written by foremost composers for that instrument

Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy French horn lessons are priced at $112.00 per month. For your $112.00, 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 $140.00 for those months. There is a one-time registration fee of $30.00 for 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 first of each month for the month in advance.

For further information or to enroll, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 330-498-8400. We look forward to hearing from you!

Available Instructors:

Mike Willard
Mike Willard


Al Flowers