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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 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.

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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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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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Ellen M. November 3, 2014
Oboe · In home
Verified Student
Cory has been teaching my 11 year old son for only five lessons in Oboe and we couldn't be more than happier! Her calm and patient demeanor works well for my son. Cory is very knowledgeable and instructs my son without making it too overwhelming for him. Few weeks back, we had some company over and our son wanted to play a short piece for our guests. Everyone was so surprised that he only had two lessons and could play a melody (completely Cory's doing)! We feel lucky to have found a great instructor!
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Glen B. December 30, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Great teacher.

Cory has been a great teacher. She really understands how to teach. She is very professional and is detailed. Best music teacher that I have had.
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Cory B.

Cory B.

Long Beach, CA 90802
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starting at
$30 / 30-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.

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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.

Thomas F.

Los Angeles, CA 90034
(12)
starting at
$55 / 30-min
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Kathy O.

Buena Park, CA

I have been teaching oboe for almost 20 years and I really enjoy watching my students blossom as wonderful musicians. I believe anyone can learn to play the oboe and I love helping them reach their musical goal. I concentrate on the fundamental techniques (such as proper embouchure, hand position, and breathing) and I encourage and push my students to be the best oboist they can be.

About Kathy

I got my bachelor's degree in oboe performance at USC and master's degree at Indiana University. I work well with all ages and have been teaching private lessons for almost 20 years. I play with different professional orchestras and coach youth orchestra's woodwind section.
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Kathy O.

Kathy O.

Buena Park, CA 90621
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Mitch J.

North Hollywood, CA

About Mitch

I'm a recent graduate of the Theatre Program at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Before attending college, I was one of the top Oboe players in Michigan, earning I Division medals in every Solo and Ensemble competition that I was a part of. At Northwestern, I studied under Melissa Foster who has many students who have earned parts in Broadway shows. My ACT scores landed me a solid 33, with scores of at least 34 in each subject during different testing dates. I am very patient and love working with others. I feel confident in teaching others, and know how to work with students of all le
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Mitch J.

Mitch J.

North Hollywood, CA 91601
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Justin S.

Culver City, CA

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.

About Justin

I have been teaching students of all ages for 12 years. This includes private lessons, 2 years of university students at North Dakota State University, small group lessons, and chamber coaching, across the Midwest and in the Los Angeles area. I believe that each student is different, and tailor lesson plans and repertoire according to each students' specific needs in order to facilitate maximum growth as a musician. I believe in creating a fun and encouraging atmosphere, and frequently turn to humor, games, and imagination to bring the lessons to the complete understanding of the student.
I've also had an active performing career, appearing with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, The Colburn School, the National Wind Ensemble, and a variety of other local groups in the Midwest and Los Angeles regions.
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Justin S.

Justin S.

Culver City, CA 90230
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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