French Horn Lessons and Classes
Whether your a beginner or advanced, a young child or seasoned adult, you are welcome to join us to learn how to play the French horn, improve technique and repertoire, enjoy music making, perform and more! Mason’s Potomac Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA offers the perfect blend of university-quality flute teachers and a supportive environment with other community members.
Want to give us try? We suggest starting by scheduling a paid (non-refundable) trial lesson with an instructor to ensure a good fit. After the trial lesson, students can then schedule a consistent day & time for the remainder of the current semester (Fall, Spring and Summer).
Our teachers are university trained musicians, and many are professional Teaching Artists. All of our teachers undergo a rigorous background check through George Mason University. Weekday lessons take place at the Potomac Arts Academy building at 4260 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax, VA near the Mason campus. Saturday lessons take place in the practice rooms on the Mason Fairfax Campus.
Along with lessons, students can perform in recitals, take studio classes and join chamber (small group) ensembles.
Fun facts about the French horn:
- The French horn is part of the “Brass Family” in the orchestra.
- A musician who plays any kind of horn is generally referred to as a horn player (or less frequently, a hornist).
- The term “French horn” is often used because “horn” by itself may refer to nearly any wind instrument with a flared exit for sound.
- Today, music for the horn is typically written in F and sounds a perfect fifth lower than written.