French Horn Lessons in Wheaton

The Jerry Evans School of Music seeks to be one of the top Brass Programs in all of Chicagoland, and provides excellent French Horn instruction to all students of any skill level from Kyle Mills. Whether playing in school orchestra, school band, solo, in an audition orchestra/band, in a rock band, or just for fun at home, students will receive a thorough French Horn education in environment of excellence and fun.

Kyle Mills received his Master of Music degree from Morehead State University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Bradley University. Kyle has played with one of the most successful bands of all time, The Temptations. Kyle was the lead Trumpet player for the national tour of Elf the Musical, and he has played with renowned Trumpet player Jon Faddis, as well as Allen Vizzutti, Wycliffe Gordon, and LCB. While at Morehead State University, he was the Graduate Assistant, and he assisted in giving applied lessons to Morehead State undergraduate students. Kyle was also a cruise ship musician for five years. He has worked for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Crystal, and Norwegian cruise lines.

Kyle brings his extensive French Horn knowledge to help students succeed while also bringing a kind spirit, friendliness, experience, a fun attitude, and patience to work with all students, whether their pace of progress is quick or slow. Kyle helps students foster a love for music that helps them work through any obstacle they might face. Students will believe they can do great things and will be taught in a safe environment where they feel free to take on exciting challenges.

The JESM Brass program empowers musicians using proper fundamentals, a core curriculum designed to fit each student’s needs, and helping students connect to music where they can also play music that they choose. From J.S. Bach, to Antonio Vivaldi, to Ludwig Van Beethoven, to Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, to Movie/Broadway themes, to Jazz music, or Pop/Rock/Funk music, a student can learn it at the JESM. Your student will excel in their school’s orchestra and school’s band programs as Kyle will work hand in hand with the music of your student’s orchestra/band teacher.

French Horn Lessons cover all or part of the following information based on the students’ level, needs, and goals:

Music Fundamentals: Reading music/sight reading, basic music theory, playing by ear.

Technique: Proper technique, embouchure, tone development, breath control, articulation, scales

Musicality: Understanding the dynamics and interpretation of music, phrasing, improvisation

Style: Developing French Horn skills in classical, jazz, and contemporary styles like Rock, Pop, Blues, etc…

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to show off their musical skills and play their favorite music in concerts, recitals, or live gigs!