Can I teach myself to play the horn?
With proper instruction, you can teach yourself to play the horn. MusicProfessor’s step-by-step process will not only assist you in teaching yourself, it will provide you with high-quality examples of how the horn should sound, so you can self-assess and learn right from the start.
Is horn easy to learn?
With proper instruction, the horn is easy to learn. All instruments require practice to develop good sound and technique, and horn is no exception. MusicProfessor’s horn library is easy to follow, provides expert demonstrations, and is self-paced, which means you can watch videos when it is convenient for you, and rewatch lessons as often as you need to until you fully absorb the content.
Can I learn horn without a teacher?
It can be challenging to learn an instrument without proper guidance. This is why MusicProfessor is a great way to get started learning the horn. Not only is MusicProfessor more affordable than in-person lessons, the teacher is an expert in horn education and will guide you step-by-step, at your own pace and on your own schedule.
Can you be too old to play the horn?
You cannot be too old to learn to play the horn. In fact, learning to play the horn can help your body maintain its precision dexterity and keep your mind malleable. Learning to play an instrument is a great way to keep your body and mind young. If it starts to be too challenging to hold up the horn, there are neck straps and horn support stands that can help make it easier.
Can I learn horn from home?
You can learn horn from home on any device with a browser. Simply login to MusicProfessor and practice along with the easy to follow video curriculum.
Can I really learn horn online?
You really can learn horn online! Learning online is affordable, and the curriculum is self paced, which means you can watch videos when it is convenient for you, and rewatch lessons as often as you need to until you fully absorb the content.
The cinematic sounds of the Horn make it one of the most popular instruments in homes, classrooms, and on the silver screen. Learn to create this characteristic sound right from the start through the sequential instruction in the Horn Library. The MusicProfessor instructors will lead you from opening your case for the first time through performing intermediate-level solos and etudes, all at your own pace and on any device.
This video library is perfect for:
- First-time horn players ready to get started
- Intermediate horn players wanting to improve their technique
- Horn students looking for ways to enhance their playing
- Band teachers needing online resources for teaching and playing horn
In this library you’ll learn:
- Instrument care and proper body position on the horn
- How to hold the horn and make your first sounds
- Horn-specific techniques to enhance your playing
- Intermediate and advanced techniques and repertoire
Kate Warren is a freelance hornist based in New Haven, CT. She has previously toured with the Dallas Brass and held positions with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Sinfonia Gulf Coast. Kate is an in-demand lecturer and researcher, regularly presenting and speaking on gender and equity in brass playing. A passionate educator, she maintains a private studio, works with schools, and creates educational content on music and practicing via Instagram at @katewarrenmusic. Kate holds a Masters degree in horn performance from the New School, studying with Erik Ralske, a BM in horn performance from Florida State University, and is currently completing an MMA in horn performance at Yale. Kate also has extensive pageantry arts experience: Currently she teaches brass at the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps and the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps, visual at the Arizona Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, and is on staff with the University of New Haven Marching Chargers. She has previously taught visual for Carolina Crown and Ancient City Percussion, as well as worked with numerous high school programs. Kate marched four summers of DCI playing mellophone, two with Carolina Crown (2017, 2018) and two with the Boston Crusaders (2015, 2016). Outside of music she enjoys rock climbing and reading non-fiction."
Cameron Coday is a Band Director at Victory Lakes Intermediate in Houston, Texas. Cameron graduated High Honors with a Bachelor of Music and Minor in Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her Master of Music Education with Summa Cum Laude Honors from Central Washington University at the American Band College. Cameron has presented as a clinician for The Assisted Director and loves fostering conversation on teacher health and wellbeing. She is active in the pageantry arts, serving as brass staff for Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. She performed on baritone with The Troopers (2013, 2014), Phantom Regiment (2015), and The Cadets (2016). Outside of teaching, Cameron enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit. She coaches adult barbell classes, and loves her cat, Benjamin.