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Popular Oboe Teachers Near Los Angeles

Cory B.

Riverside, CA
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Thomas F.

Los Angeles, CA
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Norman D.

San Gabriel, CA
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Cory B. Riverside, CA

Subjects Taught

Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano

About Me

I am a classically trained performer with a Master's degree from London's Royal College of Music. I love finding each student's own learning style to tailor the experience, and I encourage my students to make their own decisions about musical expression (with plenty of guidance, of course!).

In my work as a performer I have played with orchestras all over the world, from the South London Sinfonia to the Bombay Chamber Orchestra. My musical life is full of variety, and I think that the experiences I've had as a musician make me a creative and thoughtful teacher.

*** Lesson Details ***
I wouldn't call myself strict, but I do have high standards. I expect my students to put in the work at home, so that we can get the most out of lesson time. We will learn simple tunes in the very first lesson, and I will always balance technical exercises with fun. (Though I do think a lot of exercises are fun too!) After a few months we will have a solid foundation of music theory and will have developed your music reading abilities considerably. We will have worked on a great technical foundation of scales and exercises, so that your fingers won't fail you. We will also be delving in to longer and more complex tunes, and considering the possibility of some form of casual public or in-home performance, for you to show your family and friends what you've learned!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Baby grand piano,
Music stands,
Metronome,
Tuner

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have their own instruments and music.

*** Specialties ***
Classical

Thomas F. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Oboe, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

From a young age, I have been deeply involved in the musical community. I began studying piano when I was three, and throughout my education, I’ve learned from such accomplished instructors as Belle Mehus and Christopher Taylor. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from The University of Mary in North Dakota, I continue to study, teach, perform, and compose. I’ve also studied guitar and bass for nearly twenty years.  I love playing and teaching these instruments because of the strong correlations between the way they are tuned and played and the way western music theory works—as well as the pure enjoyment that comes from them!  Additionally, I have twenty years of education in oboe and other woodwind instruments. I was principle oboist for two orchestras and reached the third round of auditions for 3rd oboe in The Minnesota Orchestra in 2006. Lastly, I have been an active vocalist since being a boy soprano in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors and Andrew Lloyd Weber's Requiem.

I genuinely enjoy all aspects and styles of music—whether I’m studying a Chopin Etude, playing Charles Mingus at a jazz gig, writing and performing with my rock band, or composing hip hop tracks for a short film. I am an easygoing teacher who gets results, and I would love to welcome more people to my diverse group of students.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very pleased with my teaching method because I help my students achieve great progress, as well as immense enjoyment. I have a fairly standard routine of teaching technique, theory, and musicality, but I keep a comfortable, laid-back environment. The result is solid, consistent advancement that might come from a stricter method of teaching, with a lesson experience that is more fun and loose.

I am also a highly versatile instructor. While there are certain things that I believe are always necessary when learning a musical instrument, I incorporate them into each student's distinct capabilities and preferences. In short, I can instill the same musical values in every student, whether they’re studying J.S. Bach, The Rolling Stones, or Rihanna.

I take my students' goals and musical preferences very seriously and strive to make every student happy. I am always open to any ideas a student might have, and I am available to answer questions at all times.

 

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide literature and some accessories. Student needs to have instrument, other accessories, and a music stand.

Norman D. San Gabriel, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Algebra, American Government, American History, American Literature, Anthropology, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Biology, Classical Guitar, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Elementary Math, Energy and Earth Sciences, English Literature, European History, Film Scoring, Geography, Geology, Grammar, History, Humanities, Life Science, Literature, Math, Music Theory, Oboe, Philosophy, Phonics, Physical and Earth Sciences, Physical Science, Public Speaking, Reading, Saxophone, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Speech, Spelling, World History

About Me

Hi, I have been a private tutor and instructional aide for about 7 years. I can tutor all subjects through middle school and most high school subjects with the exception of AP courses. I have experience teaching students with autism, dyslexia and other learning disabilities. I also teach music, specializing in beginning classical guitar, saxophone, oboe, and music theory. I have performed with the Tournament of Roses Honor band in the Rose Parade and have played guitar in numerous restaurants and coffee houses in the area. Recently I have finished scoring my first film which will premier soon. I look forward to working with you.

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