Christian Tran
New York, NY
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Christian Tran

Christian T.

New York, NY
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Doctoral music student at Stony Brook University. Experienced teacher of 6 years! Degrees from Manhattan School of Music (masters) and Brigham Young University (bachelors). I love teaching oboe and reed-making! I've taught all levels of oboe students, from absolute beginner to high school seniors. I keep lessons fun and go at whatever pace the student prefers. My aim is to make music enjoyable and rewarding through achieving specific goals and having fun. I have a thorough, though flexible, curriculum to help my students achieve their goals, master the oboe, learn repertoire, and love music.

About Christian T.

I am a professional oboist, teacher, and reed-maker in the Manhattan area currently pursuing a Doctoral music degree at Stony Brook University. Recently, I've played with the Manhattan Opera Studio, New York City Master Chorale, and New York Repertory Orchestra, to name a few. As a performer, I have played in many large venues across America and South East Asia. Recently, I was invited to give a recital at the International Double Reed Convention in Tampa Florida. For the Summer of 2017, I was an instructional oboe intern at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, where I performed and gave private lessons and masterclasses to the school's pre-college division oboists. Since 2014, my private studio has achieved Superior scores in regional and state solo & ensemble competitions and placement in various honor ensembles. I am a graduate of Brigham Young University (Bachelors of Music) and Manhattan School of Music (Master of Music).

As a teacher, I work to bring out the best in my students in a fun and encouraging way. My goal is to keep music enjoyable for students while also helping them reach their goals and see their progress. I follow a thorough, but flexible, curriculum to help my students obtain a mastery of the oboe. In lessons, we will cover technique, repertoire, injury prevention, breath support, tone, and music history along with many other topics. Additionally, I love teaching reed making to all levels of students who are interested.

I feel completely at home teaching all levels, from absolute beginner to pre-college level players.

I love music and look forward to meeting you!


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Ramon L.
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He is very patient and builds self confidence for the student.

Posted Aug 12, 2020
Ramon L.
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Christian was very concerned about my learning and
progress with the oboe.

Posted Nov 6, 2019


Freelance Oboe/English Horn
Aug 2018 - Present


Freelance performing in the NYC area.

Private Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present


Taught private lessons

Oboe Performance Intern
May 2017 - Jul 2017

Vietnam National Academy of Music

Taught biweekly lessons and a weekly masterclass to pre-college oboists. Performed solo and chamber recitals at venues across Hanoi, Vietnam


DMA Oboe Performance
Sep 2020 - Present

Stony Brook University

MM Classical Oboe
Sep 2018 - May 2020

Manhattan School of Music

BM Music Performance
Sep 2012 - Apr 2018

Brigham Young University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Winner; Honorable Mention Woodwind Chamber Music
Jan 2018

MTNA Chamber Music Competitions

Shirley Oscarson Classical Music Award
Nov 2017

Brigham Young University


International Double Reed Society
Jun 2016
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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