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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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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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Grace M.

Long Beach, CA

I have a Bachelor's and Master's in oboe performance and I offer 30, 45, and 60 min lessons either in person or online. Lessons incorporate music theory, technique, and lyrical expression. No matter your goals or ability, studying with a trained teacher will help you meet your goals quickly and efficiently.

**Beginning Students**
Please purchase and bring the Rubank Elementary Oboe Method Book to your first lesson. This will be our primary lesson book. You should also have 2-3 working reeds, a swab for your instrument, and a music stand to use for practice. If you have any questions, please let me know.

**Intermediate/Advanced Students**
Please bring the last piece of music you worked on or the last method book you used. You should also have 2-3 working reeds, a swab for your instrument, and a music stand for practice. If you are unsure of what to bring, please let me know. For online students, you will receive a pre-lesson email from me to sort out what music to bring to the ...

About Grace

I've been teaching private lessons for over 8 years. My students have gone on to win scholarships and place in honor orchestras. Currently, my students hold the top spots in nTyme's (North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble) Chamber Orchestra.

I earned my Bachelor's degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music and my Master's degree in Oboe Performance from California State University Long Beach's Bob Cole Conservatory of Music. I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities.

Whether you choose to take lessons online, in my studio in Long B
each, or in your home, 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.

**For In-home Lessons**
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.

Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have, and I can't wait to meet you!
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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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Charles C. August 29, 2016
Oboe · In studio
Verified Student
I have never played a wind instrument before so it takes a lot of patience and guidance just to make a sound of any kind on the oboe. But now after 1 lesson with Bhavai I can actually play a melody or 2. She's a very good teacher.
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Martha August 18, 2016
Oboe · In studio
I learn so much from my lessons with Bhavani. She is friendly and organized, and is fun to work with. I would recommend taking lessons with her.
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Bhavani K.

Bhavani K.

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

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