Bhavani Kotha

Bhavani K.

Los Angeles, CA

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Bhavani delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2011

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 a 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!

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Awards

Second Prize
May 2016
Enkor International Competition

Affiliations

International Double Reed Society
Jul 2014

The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

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8 Reviews

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Leathia R. S. Nov 18, 2017
Oboe · Online

Very patient and detailed instructions and will work with you until you understand the instructions and are able to do it on the oboe.

Leathia R. S. Nov 16, 2017
Oboe · Online

Very patient teacher.

Leathia R. S. Nov 9, 2017
Oboe · Online

Very best teacher i have had on the oboe . Will work with you until you know all the fingerings and rhythm on the oboe.

Leathia R. S. Sep 29, 2017
Oboe · Online

Very helpful with being able to get correct fingering and tone on different notes and challenge you so you keep advancing.

Leathia R. S. Sep 23, 2017
Oboe · Online

Very good teacher.

Leathia R. S. Sep 8, 2017
Oboe · Online

Charles C. Aug 29, 2016
Oboe · In studio

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.

Martha Aug 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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