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Jill M.

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  • Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Chamber Award from NEA
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Jill M.

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I have been playing and teaching oboe for over 35 years. Many of my students have gone on to play in universities with scholarships, but more importantly have developed a love of music. I was the founder and co-artistic director of an award winning chamber group having two on-going subscription series. Within the first few lessons you will be able to read musical notation, understand basic music theory, and play simple songs. Depending on your ability, I will choose the right method book for you. I love working with students of all ages and can't wait to meet you!
My teaching style is relaxed, but highly structured. My former students made great advancements with my guidance. However, no advancement can be achieved without the student putting in the necessary time at home to practice their instrument.

About Jill

I have been a professional musician for over 40 years and have taught beginning piano and oboe privately and in group classes. As of March, I will be teaching exclusively online. When the virus is more controlled, I will resume in studio lessons. Your lessons should be fun, exciting, and challengi

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My daughter is 5 and this is her first time having formal piano lessons. Ms. Masiello's experience teaching young students makes her classes highly interactive, fun and effective. I look forward to watching Hannah grow in skill and enjoyment.
Scott
Jill is an accomplished, professional instructor. She has patiently taught my child how to play the Oboe correctly. My child has dramatically improved with Jill being her instructor over the year.
Cameron C.
Jill is such a patient teacher. She made my twelve year old son feel at ease trying piano for the first time. She genuinely cares about her students.
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Lot D.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks ENGLISH, DUTCH, FRENCH
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS (Modern oboe) from USC Thornton School of Music
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Lot D.

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Lot has performed with LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, Musica Angelica... She is a Fulbright scholar, has a Doctoral Degree in Oboe Performance and holds the position of Lecturer in Baroque oboe at USC. Lot lives in Arcadia with her husband and children.

Students and parents praise Lot for her patience, approach, kindness, optimism and expertise. Lot’s lessons emphasize good technique, sound development and the joy of playing. Lot teaches at her home studio, at your home and in the USC area.

About Lot

I am Lecturer in Baroque oboe at the USC Thornton School of Music, as well as General Music Teacher at the Duarte Unified School District. I have been teaching individual oboe lessons for over 15 years. I connect well with young children and beginning students, as well as with intermediate and advan

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Stephanie H.
Lot is a great instructor and is great at picking up on my individual strengths and weaknesses. I thoroughly enjoy being one of her students!
Rebecca
Lot is awesome. Kind, patient, and obviously very knowledgeable. A great instructor-especially for an adult.
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Shannon S.

74 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award winner from Vivian Menees Nelson Foundation
  • Teaching since 1989
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Shannon S.

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all levels through college/adult.

Affiliations:
American Association of University Professors
American Federation of Musicians
American Symphony Orchestra League
College Music Society
Houston Flute Club
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Society
National Flute Association
North American Saxophone Alliance

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical stri

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Jackie D.
Great teacher, wonderful attitude and very efficient and especifiic. Thanks
Jean D.
This was my first lesson, but I am matched right with my instructor. She has made a good assessment of where I am in my learning and where I want to go. I will listen and follow.
James D.
Very patient and helpful. Great to talk to as well!
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Veroslav T.

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  • Speaks English, Bulgarian
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
  • Teaching since 2007
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Veroslav T.

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My lessons are a great way to learn to play the oboe, be ready to perform and work towards your musical goals. Each student has different instructional needs to grow into the best musician they can be. I enjoy working with beginners as well as advanced students preparing for auditions and competitions. Lessons are a balance between fundamentals, pieces, etudes and having fun. Students get to learn standard repertoire as well as fun pieces like Frozen and Harry Potter!  Lessons allow me to touch up reeds from week to week to ensure they play well and last as long as possible. Learning any instrument can be difficult but with lessons it can be fun!

I am working primarily in Westchester area.
Please message me for schedule and availability prior to booking.

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About Veroslav

My goal is to establish long lasting knowledge, help students with practice strategies and keeping them engaged in the process. Each class includes practical and theoretical instruction, scale and pattern exercises that are very important for the students  fine motor skills and intellectual develo

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Boryana
Veroslav is the consummate piano teacher--dedicated, patient, caring and encouraging. He has been teaching my nine and six year old children for the past year and a half and they have made significant progress under his tutelage. He is firm and exacting, but also kind and praising, when praise is due. Veroslav has an individualized approach to teaching—he is able to connect with children and tailor his teaching style to the temperament and aptitude of each child. Veroslav chooses pieces of classical and contemporary music that would not only be enjoyed by his students but would teach them particular skills. His lessons include a wide diversity of skill development through level appropriate performance and practice books. We are extremely happy that Veroslav has been our children's piano teacher and are looking forward to working with him in the years to come.
Tatiana
We’re very happy we found Veroslav! He’s friendly, and patient, and very knowledgeable and proficient. Kids love his lessons, and I can see the progress already (we started in October). Would definitely recommend him!
Jack W.
It's so great we found Mr. Veroslav for my son's Oboe learning, the teaching is the best for my son, he improves dramatically after getting into Mr. Veroslav's class, I wish we did this much eariler.
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Bonnie P.

87 Reviews
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  • Speaks english, english
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 14; Female: 5 and up
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Bonnie P.

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I like music to be fun! I have played in major symphony orchestras, classical and jazz groups, in costume at Universal Studios and surrounding Orlando area and created my own pop oboe CDs. I like to explore all styles of music including pop, rock, jazz and classical.

About Bonnie

Bonnie started piano at age 4, clarinet by third grade, and oboe in the 8th grade. In High School, she played oboe, bagpipes, and saxophone in the jazz band winning the Best Jazz Soloist Award. She also won the Young Artist Competition and played with the Tampa Symphony. While attending USF, she co

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ALWAYS so encouraging and positive!! So helpful for building confidence. I also really like the attention she pays to dynamics... teaching how to play songs correctly... not just playing the notes.
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Phillip L.

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  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Phillip L.

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Whether you are starting out on oboe, switching from another instrument, preparing for an audition, or simply looking to brush up on your skills, I can help you reach your oboe goals!

All lessons are customized to your interests and needs. My teaching experience ranges from complete beginners to advanced students. We can work on everything from the fundamentals and etudes to advanced recital and audition repertoire! For those looking to branch out, we can also cover instrument adjustment, English horn and reed-making in the lessons.

Great reeds are vital for oboists and I can help with buying advice or learning to make your own reeds! I can also adjust your reeds or sell personalized reeds in person or via mail.

For students wishing to broaden their musical insights, I also can incorporate music theory and history into the lessons - subjects that I teach at the college level.

I am a professional oboist residing in New Orleans. I perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic, ...

About Phillip

I believe that the study of music is one of the most rewarding pursuits we can undertake! Whether a total beginner, college student or adult looking to brush up on skills or learn new ones, I will help you reach your goals! As a lecturer with the Tulane University Department of Music in New Orlea

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Great teacher!
David P.
Phillip was an excellent oboe teacher for our middle school daughter. He determined what was causing problems with her instrument and was very focused on helping her with her band assignments.

Phillip has an easy-going and pleasant manner and will be a good match for a wide range of students.

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Average Cost of Oboe Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute oboe lessons is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $101 per hour.
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"She is a very good instructor who has taught me a lot in a very short time."
Sasha
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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"Great communication and instruction for our first private lesson. My daughter describes herself as awkward and shy and she left really enjoying the lesson, really enjoyed Ms. Shannon and it was just an overall great experience. We look forward to many more lessons to come."
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Took Oboe lessons from Shannon S.
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"Did a lot of work on technique, which should really help my playing (especially pitch)."
Valorie
Took Oboe lessons from Phillip L.
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"Very personable, yet business like. An extremely encouraging teacher which would be important for younger students."
Gregory
Took Oboe lessons from Aage N.
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"Our daughter really enjoys her lessons with Ms. Dawn. She does a great job breaking things down for her students. You can tell that she wants her students to have strong fundamentals before they move on to learn new notes, tricky rhythms, or different styles of music!"
Ginger
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Dawn is so helpful and patient. Great lesson."
Leathia R.
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Very helpful! Thank you for working with us when we were running late. I learned a great deal and look forward to working with Bonnie in the future."
Emily
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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"Jill is an accomplished, professional instructor. She has patiently taught my child how to play the Oboe correctly. My child has dramatically improved with Jill being her instructor over the year."
Scott
Took Oboe lessons from Jill M.
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"Thomas West is a delightful person and a good teacher. Thank you."
Ann Holmes
Took Oboe lessons from Thomas W.
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"Dawn is patient and encouraging. She passes along her experience in a clear, easy fashion."
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Private Oboe Lessons Near You

A double-reed woodwind instrument, the oboe produces an enchanting range of bright sounds and tones. Its music can seem at once ominous and foreboding, while also producing sounds of delight, melancholy, or excitement. The oboe's tone is foggy, yet clear; delicate, yet forceful. 

There are a variety of oboes available to learn and play. These include the bass oboe, contrabass oboe, cor anglais, and the oboe d'amore. When the term "oboe" is used on its own, however, it most commonly refers to oboes designed to play music in the soprano or treble range. 

Why Learn to Play Oboe?

The oboe is one of the more challenging woodwind instruments for beginners to learn. If you've ever attended a grade school band performance, you've likely been audience to the telltale "duck

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sound" associated with beginner oboe players. As you learn to play oboe, your quacking might attract a large paddling of ducks who'll support and encourage your progress. 

In all seriousness, though, there are plenty of reasons to see the oboe through its awkward stage. Oboists have plenty of professional opportunities in the music business, as nearly every genre demands them. The oboe and oboists are featured in a variety of music from notable classical works of great compass and scope to traditional folk music, jazz, blues, rock, and pop. Due to its vast range of expressiveness, oboes are even featured prominently in numerous film scores. 

Playing oboe is also extremely beneficial to a person's lungs and core muscles. Playing requires great lung capacity, strength, and control. As you practice oboe, you'll develop your lungs and supporting muscle groups, which will also improve your oxygen levels and reduce anxiety. 

The Best Way to Learn Oboe and What's You'll Study in Oboe Classes

Sure, it's easy to find free oboe classes online, but the best way to learn is with a private oboe teacher. In private lessons, you'll overcome challenges quickly, as you receive immediate feedback. With your teacher's undivided attention, you'll pick up new concepts and techniques fast, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Plus, each private lessons is completely customized to meet the individual student's needs. You'll stay motivated and interested, as you study the type of oboe music that interests you most. In private lessons, tutors customize course content and teaching style to accommodate the student's age, ability, and preferred learning style. For example, oboe lessons for children differ greatly from oboe classes for adults. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Oboe Lessons

If you have little to no previous experience playing oboe, then beginner lessons are for you! In beginner oboe lessons, you'll be introduced to the basic techniques and principles that'll set up you up for future oboe-playing excellence. Your beginner oboe teacher might cover some of the following topics:

  • Instrument anatomy and care
  • Proper instrument hold, posture, and embouchure
  • Practicing scales and simple melodies
  • Reading musical notation
  • Introduction to musical theory

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Oboe Classes

Intermediate oboe lessons are perfect for students who're already familiar with playing oboe and who possess at least a basic knowledge of music theory. In intermediate lessons, you'll expand your range of skill and techniques as you strengthen your physical abilities and learn to play more challenging music. Your intermediate oboe instructor might cover the following topics:

  • Breathing and fingering exercises
  • Develop tone, intonation, and dynamics
  • Extend your range of playing
  • Multiphonic techniques (playing chords)
  • Key clicks and air notes

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Oboe Lessons

If you're an experienced oboe player and have mastered most of the techniques of playing, then advanced lessons are for you. In advanced lessons, you'll develop your personal style, as you challenge yourself to overcome obstacles and perfect your technique. Advanced lesson content depends on the student's individual goals and interests, but your instructor might cover some of the following topics: 

  • Circular breathing techniques
  • Improvisation and soling
  • Style-centric or genre-based study
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find an Oboe Teacher Near You

If you're ready to start learning oboe, you'll need a teacher. Luckily, finding an oboe tutor is easy on TakeLessons. A quick search will direct you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer oboe classes near you and online. We recommend browsing through several teacher profiles and reading comments left by other oboe students. Look for an oboe teacher who specializes in the genre of music you love most. 

The cost of oboe lessons varies, but most teachers base fees on the length and frequency of lessons. Private oboe classes are well worth the cost, as you'll learn quickly and be able to focus on the curriculum that interests you most. Plus, with so many teachers to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding an oboe tutor that fits both your budget and your schedule. After a moment of browsing the TakeLessons directory, you'll be on your way to playing like an oboe master.