Tenor horn

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The tenor horn has been around since the 1840 and was made by Adolf Sax. It features predominantly in a brass band where it fills the gap between the high instruments and the low instruments. Due to the deep mouthpiece and the conical bore of the instrument it produces a mellow round tone.

Learning to play the tenor horn

You can learn the tenor horn in individual lessons or in small groups. Group lessons can either be all on the same instrument or in a mixed brass session. You will learn how to hold the instrument, good technique, and how to control your breathing and your tongue.

  • Benefits of learning the tenor horn

    Learning the tenor horn can improve your memory and concentration. The strength and skill required for this instrument will help to develop coordination. You can learn a whole range of musical styles. Plus, playing brass instruments improves breathing technique and can give players lungs as efficient as athletes

  • Is it the right instrument for me?

    If you are looking for a versatile instrument and want to play something in a band with others then this could be the instrument for you. Brass players also get all the best bits in film music; they get the big tunes and all the glory; think Star Wars, Superman, Avengers, James Bond etc. Listen out for a brass instrument next time you are watching your favourite film!


You can start to learn the tenor horn in our low cost group lessons.

Find a tenor horn lesson

Lessons are available in schools or at music centres after school and at weekends.

Hire a tenor horn

There’s no need to invest in an instrument as a beginner – you can hire one from us to play at home.


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Registering for lessons

Lessons can take place in most schools during the school day or in our music centres across Berkshire. You can choose from group or individual lessons for any instrument. Once you have registered, our team will be in touch with options for lesson times to suit you.

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