Private Horn Lessons and Masterclasses: In-Person and Virtual (Skype/Facetime)
Matthew is a French horn instructor in the greater Seattle Area as well as online through Skype/Facetime around the country. He has helped students to win concerto competitions, get accepted to the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) program at Carnegie Hall and Tanglewood Summer Institute (BUTI) program, win seats at All-State and All-Northwest, as well as hold Principal positions in college orchestras.
He has taught junior high beginners, high school students preparing for college auditions, college students, adults, and he teaches on the faculty at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska where he teaches horn and chamber music. Please visit the Contact Form for lessons.
Skype can be used to teach from anywhere in the world with a fast internet connection. All you need is a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a built-in or external microphone and video camera.
***Cancellation Policy: Lessons must be canceled within at least 24 hours of the scheduled time.
If a lesson is cancelled LESS than 24 hours before, payment will still be required. No makeup lessons will be scheduled.***
"Matthew Berliner is a fun teacher to work with. He's given me lots of great solo pieces to work on and has really helped me with my technique. He's very nice and easy to work with. He's helped me in the past two years to improve tremendously on the French horn. He encouraged me to audition for Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra which has been an amazing experience for me. I'm so glad he's my teacher."
"Skype has provided me with the opportunity to get lessons from my horn teacher, Mr. Berliner, while out of state, away, or just during disagreeable weather. Extremely convenient and easy to use, I love the fact that I can get a music lesson right from my own home using Skype. When time permits, I also greatly appreciate the in-person lessons from Mr. Berliner. He is a great teacher!"
Lessons can be individually tailored to cover:
"Matthew Berliner has been instructing my son on the French Horn for two years. I have been very impressed with his rare mix of professionalism and easy going, approachable manner which makes him an exceptional teacher for my son. He's emphasized the enjoyment of music first and foremost and has fostered my son's development as a musician, connecting him with other musicians and encouraging him to audition in various groups and ensembles around Seattle. His influence on my son's musical education has been invaluable. We feel extremely fortunate to have found Matt and recommend him highly."
“As a horn player I reached a plateau where nothing was improving or getting better and that’s when I decided to seek out a teacher. I was reluctant and nervous at first as a horn player due to…unsavory experiences in the past. After taking lessons with Matt within the first few months my playing reached a level I had never experienced with previous teachers or even at college when I attempted to study the horn seriously. I am very happy with the progress that I have made and I can feel it in my playing. I am very grateful to Matt as a teacher and a horn player.”
Personal check, ApplePay, or PayPal can be used for Payment. Price per half-hour or hour lesson will be set over email.