Cindy Deane Music 
​​
French Horn Lessons
Teaching private and group lessons
 Masterclasses and ​Coaching sectionals and chamber music 

PerformerProfessional Performer; Horn and Voice, Recording sessions, Contracting

Non-profit help with raising funds: Prospect Research and Grant Writing Assistance

Why Take Lessons? 


Why Take French Horn Lessons: 

  1. Students that play an instrument that tends to be more difficult, like French Horn, need a little bit more assistance when starting out to get a better start iniatially.
  2. Kids also tend to have MORE opportunites to play in the more advanced ensembles at school sooner, better local youth symphonies.
  3. Students that play French Horn may have opportunites to get stipends for college if they are at the right school, EVEN if they are NOT music majors!! My former students have experienced this!


















Who are the best candidates to learn the French Horn:
  1. Kids that are patient and study hard have an easier time playing French Horn, but all you have to have is the will to want to try and the aspiration to do your best or work hard!  
  2. Kids that have played any other instrument tend to have an easy time starting on horn but it is not required at all. I've taught kids learn to play horn with no musical background whatsoever, many times over!
  3. Kids, teens and adults that have a good ear.
  4. Kids, teens or adults that have any singing experience at all.
  5. If you want to play a unique instrument that is almost always in demand, this is one of those instruments. French Horn gets the pleasure of playing in both Woodwind Quintets and Brass Quintets. Horn can also play jazz, musicals, band, orchestra, and whatever else you can imagine! 
  6. Mostly kids start around 4th grade, but it could be possible sooner with motivation among a few other things. We would need a special meet and greet to see if someone was interested whom was younger.


 
​​Why Take Music Lessons:

  1. When you learn how to play your instrument correctly from the beginning, you develop less bad habits and can make faster progress. Same with singing.
  2. Singing and Playing an instrurment increases feelings of well-being, improve social skills and self esteem.
  3. Many studies show that children and teens that play a musical instrument and study music privately do better in school. It improves literacy and numeracy skills. Reading notes and rhtyhm is related to reading words in a book, tracking while reading, and mathmatics. Notation in music theory is the same type of thinking required in mathmatics.
  4. Taking lessons helps children and teens gain confidence because they can progress through something that might start out difficult at first. It allows them to learn about hard work and perserverence. After they see themselve progressing and playing harder pieces over a long period of time they gain confidence though perserverance and again increase their self esteem. 
  5. Studying and playing music uses every part of the brain simultaneously. Studies prove that this helps with brain development in children and teens.  It becomes like a full body and brain work out while their brains are still developing. 
  6. Studies show playing a musical instrument helps relieve stress if done on a regular basis! 
  7. Playing music with others can be enjoyable and help build new and longlasting friendships. Taking lessons can assist you in learning to play well with others sooner.
  8. Learning to perform in public is transferable to public speaking as they gain skills and proficiency as singers and on their instruments.
  9. Learning instruments help develop fine motor skills. Moving hands, arms, feet, fingerings for different instruments. Learning how to blow air and make a sound, finger an instrument, hold and sit properly, and so on, requires muscle memory. This is coordinating many things at once.
  10. Playing music is fun! If you are learning proper technique you will learn to play and sing in the most relaxed way increasing the fun in it!