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Shannon S.

51 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award winner from Vivian Menees Nelson Foundation
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Shannon S.

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all levels through college/adult.

Affiliations:
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American Federation of Musicians
American Symphony Orchestra League
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Houston Flute Club
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Society
National Flute Association
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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 str

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Asoneth M.
Shannon is pleasant and caring. She is patient too. She loves when learners ask questions and she has the patience to answer them. My daughter loves her.
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Christina G.
Ms. Shannon is really patient with her students. She is dedicated to her job and genuinely wants the best for her students. She invests time energy to making sure her students can play at their full potential.
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Lot D.

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  • Speaks ENGLISH, DUTCH, FRENCH
  • DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS (Modern oboe) from USC Thornton School of Music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 adva

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Lot is awesome. Kind, patient, and obviously very knowledgeable. A great instructor-especially for an adult.
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Fabulous !!!!!! Lot knew exactly what would help !!!
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Veroslav T.

21 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Bulgarian
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Veroslav T.

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Currently Principal oboe of The Miami Symphony Orchestra
I have performed with several orchestras in Europe and United States.
Florida Lake Symphony , American Ballet Theater, Munich Philharmoniker Germany , Chelsea Opera , NY , Reading Symphony Orchetsra PA .
Studied with
Joseph Robinson- Former Principal oboe of New York Philharmonic
Jared Hauser
Paolo Grazia Principal oboe Teatro Comunale di Bologna

About Veroslav

My teaching method is based on the individual needs of each student which allows me to create optimal learning environment. I believe that learning musical instrument helps in many other areas and its a great addition to students development Please message me for schedule and availability

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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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Emilia L.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and Oboe Performance from Chapman University
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Emilia L.

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To become an oboist, it is important to not only learn the music, but to put a little bit of yourself into every note you play. Playing such a unique and beautiful instrument like the oboe is a joy that I look forward to experiencing with each of my students. Every oboe lesson is customized to the individual's desires and needs. Throughout lessons, we will work on basic fundamentals, repertoire, and musicianship. With over 6 years of teaching experience, I am confident that you will be playing in no time! I also specialize in reed-making, and love helping students with their reeds, as well as sell personalized reeds.

About Emilia

I have been teaching private voice and oboe lessons since 2012. From pop to classical, I believe that as long as you maintain a healthy foundation, you can sing and play any style of music you want! Throughout my career, I have been featured as a vocalist and oboist on Billboard-charting and award-

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My daughter has had a wonderful experience with Emilia so far, and is excited to continue learning and growing with her as her coach.
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Grace M.

50 Reviews
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  • Bachelor of Music - Oboe Performance from University of Hartford
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Grace M.

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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.

About Grace

Grace has extensive experience teaching private and group lessons, including lessons in Piano, English Horn and reed making. Her students have gone on to win scholarships and place in honor orchestras. Currently, her students hold the top spots in nTyme's (North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble) C

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Randy
I have made amazing progress in just a week thanks to Grace getting right to the heart of the matter, even to the point of helping me with an online repair.
Randy
I feel very accomplished after my first lesson. Grace help me to figure out where the fingers went, how to make the reed work, and helped me to play hot cross buns. She is a fine instructor. I’m looking forward to next week.
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Lisa C.

62 Reviews
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  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Terrell ISD
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.S. Music Education from TAMU - Commerce
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Lisa C.

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I like to begin with the Essential Elements series. I have had a lot of success with my beginners in this series. I also encourage my oboists to bring and play with a tuner. Having a great ear for pitch is absolutely necessary for playing the oboe.

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 20 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to t

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Suzanne F.
Great experience. i was nervous and Lisa made me laugh and comfortable.
lindsey
Great first lesson! Very helpful and patient!
Macklynn M.
Lisa is so thorough and detailed, and really knows how to connect with the student the way they learn. Highly recommend!

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Average Cost of Oboe Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute oboe lessons is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $179 per hour.
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"Dawn is a knowledgeable teacher. She is great at answering questions and offering practical solutions."
Janet
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Dawn was really good and patient with my daughter as this was her first time ever playing. She learned a lot just in her first lesson."
Kindra
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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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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"First online experience with Grace was very positive."
Lianna
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"Dawn is wonderful instructor!! My daughter is enjoying her Oboe lessons, and looks forward to the next lesson with Dawn. Highly recommend, Dawn!."
Alexis
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Dawn is patient and encouraging. She passes along her experience in a clear, easy fashion."
Phillip
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Grace does a great job explaining difficult techniques. She also will make you work hard so you get a lot out of each lesson. There is no “sliding by” with Grace."
Linus Horcher
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"I had fun and she explained very clear! Thank you for helping me play the oboe!"
Steven
Took Oboe lessons from Alyssa W.
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"I feel very accomplished after my first lesson. Grace help me to figure out where the fingers went, how to make the reed work, and helped me to play hot cross buns. She is a fine instructor. I’m looking forward to next week."
Randy
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"Grace was a wonderful teacher for our daughter learning oboe. Online lessons were far more effective that we initially thought they might be."
Christina
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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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 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.