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Cory B.

Long Beach, CA

One of my favorite instruments to teach-- I often say that my specialty is convincing people that they should play double reed instruments! Generally seen as more of a challenge, double reeds like the oboe can be frustrating for beginners, but don't worry-- I can guide you through any troubles and help you learn this beautiful instrument.

About Cory

I am a classically trained bassoonist 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, but I think that my expectations are realistic. After all, we all have busy lives, and even if you haven't had time to prepare we can always have a productive lesson.

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!

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

*** Specialties ***
Classical
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Lam T. November 22, 2015
Flute · In studio
Verified Student
Very helpful instructor 😍
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Sarah Y. August 25, 2015
Flute · In home
Verified Student
She is always prompt and responsible. She seems to be with the pace of the student's ability. My daughter enjoys it. Recommend!
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Jason R. February 21, 2015
Bassoon · In home
Verified Student
Cory was a great teacher for our son who brought him a deep insight into this difficult instrument. We hope to have her back again. Thanks, Cory!
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Cory B.

Cory B.

Long Beach, CA 90802
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starting at
$45 / 45-min
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Thomas F.

Los Angeles, CA

Oboe

About Thomas

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 wor
ks—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.
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Aubrey T. March 3, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I appreciate his patience! My 5 year old can get a little frustrated sometimes, but Thomas is always patient with him.
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Albertha May 14, 2014
I am a very shy person and doing this was a challenge for me. Thomas put me at ease, and we had a very good lesson! I learned a lot, and I can't wait to practice more on my own.

Thank you, Thomas!!
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Lesa May 14, 2014
Thomas was incredibly helpful. He answered all my questions easily. Highly, highly, recommended!
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Thomas F.

Los Angeles, CA 90034
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starting at
$55 / 30-min
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Stepher E.

Los Angeles, CA

I am a freelance oboe and English horn player in the Chicagoland area. I have a Master of Music in Oboe Performance from Northern Illinois University and have been teaching for over 8 years. Music should be accessible to everyone and my teaching philosophy is to promote music understanding and education so the student can enjoy music for the rest of their life.

About Stepher

I am a recent transplant to Los Angeles. For many years I was a freelance oboe and English horn player in the Chicagoland area. I have a Master of Music in Oboe Performance from Northern Illinois University. I most recently studied under Ricardo Castaneda the principal oboe of the Chicago Sinfonietta. I am a member of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra and also teach piano and theater arts.
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Patrick T. October 3, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Verified Student
My son said he learned a lot of knowledge about oboe today. She's very patience and nice. Now I know how pretty an oboe can sound! :)
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selamu S. May 20, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Verified Student
Stepher is a wonderful guide and teacher for improving your sound production, timing and articulation.
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selamu S. March 30, 2015
Oboe · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic teacher all around. I'm enjoying my lessons with Stepher and taking advantage of her knowledge of theory, technique, guidance, evaluation and assignments.
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Stepher E.

Stepher E.

Los Angeles, CA 90035
(3)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Grace M.

Long Beach, CA

I offer 30, 45, and 60 min lessons either in my Long Beach studio or online. I've been teaching oboe for 8 years and my students have gone on to win scholarships and place in honor orchestras. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

**What should you expect during your first lesson?**

If you've been playing oboe for awhile, bring the last piece of music you worked on and any method books that you've been using. I feel it's less stressful for students to begin by working on music they're already familiar with. By the end of the lesson I'll be able to assess what books would be best for you moving forward.

If you're a brand new beginner, bring the Rubank Elementary Method for Oboe book, your instrument, and reeds. Even if you've never taken your oboe out of the case or read a note of music, I'll make sure that you get off on the right foot!

About Grace

Hi, there! My name is Grace and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2006. I earned my BM in Oboe Performance from the University of Hartford and my MM in Oboe Performance from California State University Long Beach.

Whether you choose to take lessons online or in my studio in Long Beach, I strive to make each lesson engaging, informative, and fun! Students are expected to practice in-between lessons and come to lessons prepared with their instrument and music. I also encourage students to bring any music that they're interested in learning to their lessons.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have, and I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Grace M.

Grace M.

Long Beach, CA 90814
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$30 / 30-min
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Meredith B.

Los Angeles, CA

I have been playing the oboe for 12 years and private teaching for the past three. I recently earned my Bachelor of Arts in Music at Butler University and am now pursuing a Master in Oboe Performance at UCLA. My students develop a deep appreciation for music and participate in a variety of ensembles. Within the first few lessons, we will establish a learning plan that is specific to your level of playing. We will focus on improvement of technicality while also cultivating musicality.

About Meredith

Hello,

My name is Meredith Burns and I am currently a graduate student at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) pursuing a Masters degree in Oboe Performance. Prior to moving to Los Angeles in August 2015, I taught private lessons to students from the age of 9 -16 in the Indianapolis, IN area while earning my Bachelor's degree in Music at Butler University. I have been playing the oboe for 12 years and love to share my passion for making music with others who are eager to learn!
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Meredith B.

Meredith B.

Los Angeles, CA 90095
starting at
$15 / 30-min

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