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Cory B.

Signal Hill, 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.

Signal Hill, CA 90755
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$45 / 45-min
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Rachel V.

Los Angeles, CA

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.

About Rachel

My primary goal as a teacher is to make music a very enjoyable and (hopefully) invaluable part of your life! We will work together in a way that best suits your unique needs and tastes. I'm happy to teach oboe, music theory, or any other general music subjects, as needed. I have taught students of varying ages and backgrounds for several years, and am comfortable teaching in a wide variety of settings. If you would like to learn more about me, please visit my website, www.rachelvanamburgh.com.
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Rachel V.

Rachel V.

Los Angeles, CA 90026
starting at
$40 / 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
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$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

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's Hartt School of Music and my MM in Oboe Performance from California State University Long Beach's Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.

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
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Bhavani K.

Los Angeles, CA

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.

About Bhavani

Interested in playing the oboe or learning music theory? I give private lessons in oboe and music theory to students of all ages and levels. Located near USC, I teach out of my home studio or at your home. I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, and I am currently completing my Master of Music degree in Oboe Performance at USC Thornton School of Music. I perform in orchestras around Los Angeles and in music festivals all around the world.
I have experience teaching students who wish to improve their skills on the oboe in school band, orchestra, competitions, auditions,
and performances. I am also passionate about music theory, ear-training, and music history, and have studied these subjects in college and graduate school. Please contact me for more information and to schedule your first lesson!

Be sure to check out my website: http://bhavanikotha.wix.com/oboist
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Bhavani K.

Bhavani K.

Los Angeles, CA 90007
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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