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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.
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!
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I expect students to have their own instruments and music.
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My approach is completely tailored to your individual needs. However, you can expect to focus on scales, etudes, solo repertoire, and perhaps even some more non-traditional fare, if you like (e.g. pop music, improvisation, etc.)! A focus is always given to developing and refining technique, creating supported tone production, and being as musically expressive as possible.
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With 10 years of teaching experience, I specialize in working with students of all ages and abilities. Lessons incorporate music theory, technique, and lyrical expression. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
I hold a Master's Degree in Oboe Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. During my studies I studied with Carolyn Hove and Humbert Lucarelli.
Locally, Grace has performed with the Dana Point Symphony, Symphony Irvine, as well as other groups around Southern California. Previously, she was a long time member of the Cheshire Symphony.
Whether you choose to take lessons online, in my studio in Long Beach, or in your h
Currently, I'm traveling to the Southbay area on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. I'm traveling to the Fullerton/North Orange County area on Wednesdays only. If you reside within those areas and the time you'd like isn't in my availability, please let me know, as I may be able to make it work (depending on location). If you reside outside these areas, or are looking for an alternative lesson day, please contact me before booking lessons.
I don't offer traditional group lessons, as I've found they slow down the progress of both students and therefore aren't cost effective. Arrangements can be made for students that would like back to back lessons instead. Please contact me for more information before booking lessons.
Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have, and I can't wait to meet you!
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Interested in learning the oboe? I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels.
Whether you are playing in your school band, getting ready for a contest, or just want to learn the basics, I can provide you with one-on-one instruction to improve your playing.
I am a graduate student at USC Thornton School of Music, where I specialize in oboe performance. My studio is located near the USC campus, and I am also available to teach at the student's home.
I have experience teaching students who wish to improve their skills on the oboe in a school band, orchestra, competitions, audition
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I am a freshman at UCLA with my main instrument as oboe! Please check out my profile for more info about me :)
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As a trumpet player, I am well-versed in music. I have sat in on a couple lessons, and I am very pleased with Ashley's teaching technique and approach. My daughter loves her, too. I would certainly recommend Ashley as a teacher.
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