Corey Oiler

Corey O.

Carmichael, CA
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Corey Oiler is a cellist and string teacher from Kansas City, Missouri, currently residing in Sacramento. He is a well trained musician and teacher who is dedicated to taking your musicianship to the next level. Corey was the principal cellist all four years in attendance at Graceland University, where he earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Music performance and Publication Writing and Design. He has just completed the first year of his Master's degree in Music Performance at Sacramento State with plans to graduate in May of 2019.

Corey is passionate about making a difference with his music, and is currently teaching in the Sacramento String project to educate young musicians willing to learn. Corey started playing cello at the age of 9, and has studied with great cellists such as Andy Luchansky, Dana Hughlett, and Thalia Moore. While performing in the Liberty High School Chamber Orchestra, he competed at the National ASTA conference in 2011 and 2013. He now plays as assistant principal cellist in the Sacramento State Symphony Orchestra.

About Corey O.

I am a dedicated cellist and string teacher from Kansas City, Missouri, currently living in Sacramento. I just completed the first year of my Master's degree in Music Performance at Sacramento State, and plan to graduate in May of 2019.
I am passionate about making a difference with my music, and am currently teaching in the Sacramento String project to educate young musicians willing to learn. I started playing cello at the age of 9, and have studied with great cellists Dana Hughlett, Andy Luchansky and Thalia Moore. While performing in the Liberty High School Chamber Orchestra, I competed at the National ASTA conference in 2011 and 2013. I was the principal cellist during my time at Graceland University, where I earned dual Bachelor’s degrees in Music performance and Publication Writing and Design. I now play as assistant principal in the Sacramento State Symphony Orchestra.

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Debbie R.
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As soon as we met Corey I knew that he was the right teacher for our 5 year old son. He is patient and knows how to adjust to the student learning pace.

Posted May 1, 2019
Olivia
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Corey has been teaching cello to my 9 year old son for about 6 months. He connected with him very easily on the first lesson. He is incredibly talented and very patient while teaching with an excellent teaching method. He really emphasizes learning correct form and habits. Cello is a hard instrument to learn and so finding an instructor who is knowledgeable about playing as well as patient while teaching, is vital to success in learning. He has also been very flexible with scheduling lessons.

Posted Apr 8, 2019
Jacqueline S.
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Corey is an excellent cello teacher. My 15-year-old son really wanted to learn Bach's Cello Suite #1 and was struggling on his own, until we found Corey who is incredibly knowledgeable. He taught my son, Hadomi, not just how to play the Bach Cello Suite beautifully, but also inspired him to do the other pieces in the entire collection, to love practicing his scales, read more on Bach's life and Music History, and join an orchestra. He is one of the best cello and music teachers we've ever had. We feel very fortunate to have found him. My son and I strongly recommend him.

Posted Apr 7, 2019

Experience

String Project Teacher
Aug 2017 - May 2018

Sacramento State String Project

Experience working with group and individual lessons, with training from master teacher trainers Judy Bossuat-Gallic and Timothy Stanley.

Education

Master's in Music Performance
Aug 2017 - Present

Sacramento State University

B.A. in Music Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017

Graceland University

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