The French Horn is made from 12-16 feet of brass tubing circled around and around. The tone is very mellow. In addition to using the lips and valves to change the pitch, the player places a hand in the bell to sometimes give a muted effect. Instruments are provided by the school, but very limited availability. Must have a good ear for music and an outstanding academic record. Piano experience is helpful.
Due to the unique nature of these instruments, students playing this instrument are required to take weekly private lessons.