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French Horns and Film Music

The horn is often referred to as an "endangered species," meaning it is not a popular choice of...
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The Mozart Horn Concertos

As horn players, the Mozart horn concertos are the bread and butter, and an essential part of...
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A Mindful Approach to Playing the French Horn

Have you ever felt frustrated after a long practice session where things just seemed to get...
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Breathing in Brass Playing

A discussion of some of the causes of bad breathing techniques/habits in brass playing. The...

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  • Patrick Dodds Southgate, N14 Gold Member

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    I've been a student of the trumpet for the last 25 years, and have been studying teaching brass for 10 years+, observing and learning form the greatest brass players around. I am confident I can help you achieve what you want from your playing.
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    I am an enthusiastic musician committed to teaching all ages and standards, from beginners to post grade 8/ diploma. My teaching methods are flexible to suit all needs and aims and I work hard to help my students achieve everything they want.
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    Interested in learning the piano, french horn or trumpet? Great! I am a piano teacher, freelance french horn player and brass tutor.
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    Professional freelance musician and graduate of the Royal College of Music. I have years of teaching experience in all brass instruments, piano and music theory. Teaching is a rewarding part of being a freelance musician and I very much enjoy it.
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    I am Becky, a brass teacher living in the East Midlands and willing to travel.
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    Whether you're a child or adult wanting to work toward exams, improve technique, add to your repertoire or simply take up a new instrument, I can provide you with fun and rewarding lessons!
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  • Get Out Of Your 'Comfort Zone'

    David Maxted French Horn Teacher (Manchester) Picture "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela Whilst Nelson Mandela may be an extreme example of 'stepping out of your 'Comfort Zone', the choices that he made to...
  • 'The Art of French Horn Playing' Phillip Farkas

    Huw Jenkins French Horn Teacher (South West London) Picture I recommend 'The Art of French Horn Playing' by Phillip Farkas. It is essential reading for any students of the French Horn. As relevant now as in the age it was written.
  • Beginner Brass: Where to begin?

    French Horn Teacher (Cardiff) Picture Starting a brass instrument can be both exciting and daunting. To help you along your way I've added some links some useful books to explore which can aid your 1:1 lessons. My first recommendation is 'TEAM BRASS', a selection of books for either treble clef or bass clef brass instruments (I...

 

  • The Mozart Horn Concertos Editor's Pick

    Timothy Doyle French Horn Teacher (North West London) Picture As horn players, the Mozart horn concertos are the bread and butter, and an essential part of our repertoire. The Concerti were written for Mozart’s friend and horn player, Joseph Leutgeb. The works are very difficult to perform on the natural horn of the period, requiring lip trills, much...
  • Best Seat in the House: Horn Bumping Explained Editor's Pick

    French Horn Teacher (North London) Picture Bumper Horn: As the Horn Fellow, this is a role I’ve often assumed when playing with the Sydney Symphony this year. I wonder from time to time what audiences think I’m doing, sitting at the front of the horn section, yet hardly ever playing. Even other musicians will ask me what this role really...
  • Beginning to play a brass instrument

    Helena Jacklin French Horn Teacher (South East London) Picture First of all, you need an instrument! If you are still in school the music department may have an instrument that they would be able to lend you, so it is really worth asking first! For those that aren't in school or whose music department is not equipped, it is always worth googling second hand...