Piano, Clarinet, Music Performance, Oboe
I have been an instrumental performer for 20 years. As a child, I began my classical training on the piano. At age 10, I began studying the oboe. Throughout my musical career, I have always performed with the highest level ensembles and have received high marks and rewards over the years. Because of my dedication to and passion for music, I chose a career as a music educator. I followed that path and graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Music in 2008 with a B.A. in Music Education.
I now have been teaching music for 6 years. During my junior year of college, I started teaching privately as an oboe instructor for middle and high school students. Upon graduating in 2008, I moved to Tampa, Florida where I taught elementary music full time and continued to teach oboe and woodwind lessons privately. I also taught elementary music and private lessons in Dallas, Texas before moving to California. During my career, I have helped hundreds of students prepare for and have success in dozens of performances. I am excited for you to be another student for me to guide on a musical journey!
I have been studying the piano and oboe for nearly twenty years, and have been teaching these instruments for over a decade. As a longtime participant in solo performances, chamber music groups, wind ensembles, and orchestras, my love for and dedication to the oboe has greatly benefited from my knowledge of the piano. I am eager to continue sharing my enthusiasm of these beautiful instruments with students of all ages. I am a dedicated educator in other areas as well, having served in teaching positions for college level Art History courses and providing tutoring services in the humanities for middle school, high school, and college students. Currently I am completing my PhD from New York University in Art History, and I am grateful to have the chance to continue practicing and teaching oboe and piano throughout all stages of my career. Students of mine will enjoy fun and upbeat lessons focused on the basics, with more stylistic elements gradually added with time and progress.
Let's rock the oboe!
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