- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
During lessons we'll focus on technique building exercises, pieces from the standard oboe repertoire, and will often play duets together. If you are in school and would like to bring your band/orchestra music to lessons, feel free!
Since reeds are such an important part of being an oboe player, I teach reed adjustments for students playing at an intermediate level, and for advanced students, reed making from scratch.
My philosophy is that music is fun, and lessons should be as well. Positivity and dedication go a long way!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 2008
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As a professional musician, I have played in various ensembles including orchestras, opera companies, wind ensembles, chamber groups, musicals and more. The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO), presenting 3-5 concerts a year, has been my orchestral home since 2013 and I have had the privilege of playing principal oboe with them all throughout.
As a music educator I have years of experience teaching privately and in classrooms, for individuals and groups. I craft lessons to the needs and interests of each student, to ensure they are getting the most of our time together. Many of my students enjoy, for example, video game and TV show music - so, these pieces are some of the repertoire we'll work on together. My goals as a teacher are to instill proper playing technique, guide how to shape the music, establish good practice habits, and above all find ways to connect students with the music they're studying. At the end of the day, we play music because it's fun!
Master's in Music Performance, NYU
Bachelor's in Music Education, The College of New Jersey
*** Equipment ***
Students should own/rent their instrument, assigned methods book(s)/sheet music, reeds, reed soaking container (for oboe), a music stand, neck strap (saxes)
*** Specialties ***
Beginner to advanced students, note reading, phrase shaping, aural skills through "repeat after me" and playing together.
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Based in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra is comprised of professional and enthusiastic amateur musicians who come together out of a love of music and performance.
BCCO typically presents one Children's concert at the Brooklyn Museum, two symphonic concerts and fundraising performances through each playing season.
Performed with the SFSO for their December concert series, presenting 5 pops concerts and 4 children's shows.
I performed as a member of Sarah's backing orchestra for 3 locations during her tour.
130+ performances in cities located in nearly every state in the US, as well as 3 dates in Canada.
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is committed to providing a nurturing environment that promotes and personifies excellence, collaboration, and community for individuals engaged in performing and music study.