Amelia Van Howe

Amelia V.

Pittsburgh, PA

About Amelia V.

Background check: Last verified 01/12/2017
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Amelia teaches: Ages 9 and up
Teaching since: 2010
Last sign in: Within two months


Hello! My name is Amelia Van Howe and I look forward to playing oboe with you. My teaching style focuses on creating solid fundamental habits of playing the oboe including breathing, tone production, and technique as well as working with the student's own musicality to create a truly individual sound.

I am a graduate student at Duquesne University earning my Master of Music in oboe performance. In 2015 I graduated from Michigan State University with my Bachelor of Music in oboe performance. I currently perform with the Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Savoyards, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, and the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra. My principal teachers are Scott Bell and Jan Eberle.

In addition to my performance, I am also a professional oboe reed maker. I work for MKL Reeds and I own and am the sole reed maker for Sunshine Reeds.


Owner and Reed Maker
Sep 2016 - Present
Sunshine Reeds

Professional oboe reed making company

Reed Maker
Feb 2015 - Present
MKL Reeds


Master of Music, Oboe Performance
Aug 2015 - Present
Duquesne University
Bachelor of Music, Oboe Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Michigan State University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

1 Review on Amelia V.

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Carolyn Jan 12, 2017
· Oboe · In studio
I am an adult learner with a goal of improving my technique. Amelia has focused my lessons with that goal in mind. I enjoy the lessons and look forward to the lessons. I was immediately able to recognize improvement
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