Taking band lessons in school? Want to play professionally in a symphony orchestra
or jazz ensemble setting? At Eagle Rock Music Studio in Los Angeles, flugelhorn
lessons are offered to musicians of all ages and levels. Our flugelhorn students
include both children and adults, with some aspiring to be professionals while
others simply study the instrument for recreational fulfillment. If your situation fits
either scenario, or if it lies somewhere in the middle, Eagle Rock has something for
you that will expand your musical horizons.
The flugelhorn is etymologically derived from the German word flügel, meaning
wing or flank. During the great battles of centuries past, German armies would
signal to their flanks with the flugelhorn. The flugelhorn is a member of the brass
family of instruments; like the trumpet — which it closely resembles — the flugelhorn
features three piston valves in most cases. (A flugelhorn with four piston valves also
exists, but is not common.)
The flugelhorn typically appears in jazz music, but has popped up on pop and
classical recordings, too. Perhaps its most famous use is on Miles Davis’ seminal
1960 album Sketches of Spain, which featured key flugelhorn arrangements by the
renowned Gil Evans. Likewise, the flugelhorn was the signature of many of Burt
Bacharach’s pop compositions in the 1960s, such as Dionne Warwick’s classic “Walk
We offer two course paths for flugelhorn players: one for aspiring professionals and
another for those looking to play for enrichment or recreational purposes. At Eagle
Rock Music Studio, we believe every student should learn something new each time
he or she visits us, and that lessons should be fun, engaging, and exciting. Our
coursework focuses on tone production, sight-reading, music theory, and
Practice is extremely important for developing a working proficiency with your
instrument (regardless of skill level), but actually taking your skill to the next level
is best accomplished by working with a professional who can show you the ropes.
Our patient and caring instructors will help you identify your goals and finally get
you over the hump away from dreaming and towards doing. Playing for recreation
may eliminate the stress involved in playing competitively, but the same principles
of identifying goals and working towards their specific solutions still apply when
teaching within this setting.
We also understand that each student has their own goals and learning styles, and
that it is important to tailor the lessons to the individual needs of each and every
student. As a result, all of our flugelhorn lessons are private/one-on-one.
Eagle Rock Music Studios is located just north of downtown Los Angeles between
Glendale and Pasadena. For more
information or to set up a lesson, please call us at 323-309-8467.