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Please note that Colwell Arts Centre is currently closed. We will of course let you know when we are able to re-open. Any queries please email: glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk and we will endeavour to deal with your enquiry as quickly as is possible during this challenging time.

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Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

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French Horn

Lessons you can take:

We offer French horn lessons through some of our music centres such as Brookfield Music Centre.


When to start:

School year 6 or 7. Most horn players start on something else, usually the trumpet, cornet or euphonium. The Brass Teacher for your school will advise, as with all brass instruments it's preferable to have your second teeth.


Costs:

Hire:

Gloucestershire Music hire charge £26.90 per term, plus VAT where applicable. Find out more about hiring from us.

Buy:

From about £1000 for a new student instrument with case (full size) and £350 (mini). Advanced students should be prepared to spend considerably more. Don't economise - the Horn is hard enough to play without having to battle with the deficiencies of a cheap instrument. This is one instrument where you definitely need advice from your teacher before you buy!

Other:

Virtually none - just valve lubricating oil.


Pros/cons:

Pros:

The horn has a wonderful repertoire and stunning solos in the orchestra. You will be in demand!

Cons:

No opportunities for Jazz or Folk.

Find out more about the French Horn from the BBC’s guide to the orchestra.

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