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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.
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.
Students will gain a better understanding of all aspects of oboe playing, including; tone production, vibrato, finger technique, reed making and care, instrument maintenance and basic adjustments. In addition, they will be exposed to the standards of the oboe repertoire.
I've been teaching oboe for 8 years and my students have gone on to win scholarships and place in honor orchestras. I specialize in technique and reed making. I typically use Rubank books for beginners and Barret Oboe Method for more advanced students. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
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