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Private French Horn Lessons (One Hour)

Joel Livsey
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(78)
Hour-long one-on-one lessons for beginner through advanced horn players. #confidence

Class experience

As an active performer in Houston and Albuquerque, Joel Livsey has had recurring playing experience with ensembles including the Brazosport Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, and Opera Southwest. Joel’s chamber music experience includes performances with Ranchitos Brass, performing at the 2018 International Horn Symposium with the Duke City Horns, and premiering Ryan Chase's “Sur la Choisy” at the 2017 Southwest Horn Workshop with the UNM Horn Choir. He has also recorded for bands in the Albuquerque area and performed live with local bands including Cactus Tractor. 

Joel has built and maintained a private horn studio for over 10 years. His students have ranged in experience from beginner to collegiate. He has also held masterclasses and has served as a clinician for various schools in the east Texas, Houston, and New Mexico areas. Being a well-known educator in the area, Joel has served as a recurring judge for the Albuquerque Solo and Ensemble Festival.
Homework Offered
Students are expected to practice outside of class in order to progress in their playing ability. Students may also be asked to listen to, or seek out recordings as part of their practice.
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
In addition to a French horn*, students must have the following materials:
     Valve/rotor oil
     Music, method books, and other materials. See below:
Beginners will need a method book to start out. The book we use is "Recipe for Success: A Balanced Curriculum for Young Horn Players, by Karen Houghton and Janet B. Nye, available from www.houghtonhorns.com.  If this book is not available where you are, contact the teacher to discuss alternatives.

Intermediate and advanced players will need music and other materials, as determined based on individual needs. Teacher will discuss necessary materials with students after the first lesson.

*If you need help finding a suitable instrument, inquire at your nearest music store or feel free to get in touch with any questions or concerns. 
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(78)
As an active performer in New Mexico and Texas, Joel Livsey has had recurring playing experience with local ensembles including the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Opera Southwest, and Landmark Musicals. Joel’s chamber music experience... 
1-on-1 Lessons


per session
Meets on demand
55 min

Completed by 10 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 7-18

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