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Clara B.
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Learn beginning piano skills, basic music theory and ear training in a fun and supportive environment!
About Clara B.

I am a versatile performer and educator who engages audiences with performances in solo, chamber music, and orchestral settings throughout the greater San Diego area. I was recently appointed Adjunct Professor of Oboe at the University of San Diego and have served as an oboist with Navy Band Southwest since 2017. I completed a doctorate in Oboe Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016, where I served as the Oboe Studio Teaching Assistant. I perform as a substitute musician with the San Diego Symphony and frequently appear with the California Chamber Orchestra and Strauss Symphony of America. I have also performed with the New World Symphony, Austin Symphony, and the West Point Band. Outside of music I enjoy CrossFit, running marathons, and cooking adventurous meals with my family.

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Teaches Beginner

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Teaching since 2007

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Doctorate of Musical Arts in Oboe Performance and Pedagogy

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks English

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Teacher's Studio

Clara was such an invaluable teacher for our beginning oboe student in middle school. Her easy ability to teach technique on such a complicated instrument was so important. Our daughter quickly gained confidence and skill and now has such beautiful sound as a sophomore. We highly recommend Ms. Blood for a great start!

Posted Aug 4, 2020
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Amazing, fun, and encouraging! I had a great first lesson

Posted Aug 1, 2020
Teacher's Studio

Clara taught oboe to my middle schooler from 6th to 8th grade. He had no experience and she had him playing in school recitals, the jazz band, and UIL competitions! Oboe is hard and takes work to make progress. Clara is patient and gets along great with students and parents! we saw her perform a few times and it was amazing!!!

Posted Jul 29, 2020
Oboist
Nov 2017 - Present
Navy Band Southwest
Oboe Studio Teaching Assistant
Aug 2013 - May 2016
University of Texas at Austin
Taught undergraduate reedmaking class, Oboe for Non- Music Majors, Secondary Oboe for Music Education Majors, and in assisted weekly oboe studio classes.
Doctorate of Musical Arts in Oboe Performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2013 - May 2016
University of Texas at Austin
Master of Music in Orchestral Oboe Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Manhattan School of Music
Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Rice University
English
Native Proficiency
Silver Medalist- Senior Woodwind Division
May 2015
Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
Coleman- Saunderson Prize for Woodwinds and Brass
Apr 2015
Coleman Music Association
Bronze Medal
Mar 2015
Plowman Chamber Music Competition

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students