French Horn

French Horn

Student-Level French Horns

Starting a musical journey with a reliable, quality instrument is the key to a successful experience. Meyer Music offers brand-name student-level French horns as rent-to-own, matching teacher preferences with free accessories.

Step-Up French Horns

As a player progresses, their instrument should match their growing skills. A student-level French horn is a great way to start a musical journey and a Step-Up French horn will take a player even further.

Meyer Music offers an array of high-end brass brands, including Yamaha and Holton. As Michigan’s only Shokunin Yamaha dealer, their premier level, we also provide access to a wide range of advanced Yamaha options.

What’s the difference?

FeaturesMaterialsConstruction
Student French Horns have a single set of tubing designed to help beginners as they work on basic technique and intonation.


Step-Up French Horns feature two sets of tubing with an extra rotor valve to switch between them, allowing players to create a more pleasant tone and better control intonation.

Student French Horns are made of metals designed for durability and affordability.


Step-Up French Horns are available in nickel silver construction for enhanced projection and response.

Student French Horns have a smaller bore, making them easier for beginners to play.


Step-Up French Horns feature a larger bore for fuller sound and rotor valves are typically fitted to closer tolerances, minimizing leakage of air that would otherwise cause a player to work harder.

Selecting your French Horn

Stepping up to the next level of horn is a big decision and at Meyer Music we want to ensure that you make the best and most informed choice for your musical goals.

We carry intermediate horns at all Meyer locations– visit us anytime to experience the sound or schedule a personalized consultation appointment

Join us on December 10 for a special Step-Up Saturday with additional savings and promotions!

French Horn Consultations

We also offer personalized consultations with our instrument experts to help guide you through the process of test-playing and advise on the technical elements of the instruments.

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