Daniel Stackhouse

Daniel S.

Medford, MA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I can teach the basics of sound production, music theory and technique as well as help you build strong practice habits to make every minute count.
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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2010

When I started learning oboe at age 10 I was told by my band director that it was going to be too difficult and not worth the trouble. I have learned that this is far too often the case for young kids. The oboe is no harder than any other instrument if you have a good teacher who knows how to teach! I want to make sure that no one misses out on the joy of this instrument due to misinformation or intimidation.

I have been teaching the oboe for over eight years, both in a formal setting at a music camp and as a private instructor in Massachusetts. I will make the process of learning enjoyable and stress-free for any student at any age. Good reeds and the right technical approach are all it takes.

I have spare instruments available for students who want to give the instrument a try without a big commitment.

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Oboe Teacher
Jun 2010 - Aug 2014
Camp Encore/Coda

Along with being a counselor for many years, I taught students during the summer months in the woods of Maine, not far from my home where I grew up. I worked with many students of different ages and backgrounds in individual performance and also in chamber groups.

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Master of Music
Sep 2014 - May 2016
The Boston Conservatory
Batchelor of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2014
The Boston Conservatory


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Winner of the Ralph Gomberg Oboe Merit Award
May 2017
Boston Woodwind Society

Photos & Videos

Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango, Mvt. III
Photo by Daniel S.

Photo by Daniel S.

In concert with Junco

Ravel Sonatine
Photo by Daniel S.

Photo by Daniel S.

Photo by Daniel S.

Photo by Daniel S.
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5 Reviews

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Klaus L. Sep 18, 2015
Oboe · In home

Daniel is a wonderful teacher, my son has made significant progress in just a few lessons.

Andrea E. Nov 26, 2014
Oboe · In studio

Daniel is a very engaging teacher that makes learning to play the oboe enjoyable. His encouragement made playing the oboe more fulfilling for me than it had ever been in the past with other instructors. He strikes a good balance between constructive criticism and cheerful reward for a job well done. Time in lessons is always well spent and I always walked out feeling like I had made great improvements in just an hour's time. I would highly recommend him!

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Ceci C. Nov 22, 2014
Oboe ·

Dan is wonderful. Let alone the fact that he's amazing at what he does, the way he teaches is so easy and good for whatever level you may be at. I learned with him for a few years at Camp Encore/Coda and then for a little while during the year, so I got to know him really well. He helped my knowledge and skill with the oboe grow immensely. When I started with him, I was not very good at playing, and he gave me the exercises right for me. He is so nice to learn from for he understands what is the best for his student, and he pushes you the right amount so you improve, but don't get stressed out or worried. I didn't think "I'm not good enough" when he gave me something hard for he gave me the tools needed to keep moving forward. Learning from Dan was a really great experience.

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Rosie S. Nov 17, 2014
Oboe · In studio

Prior to my time at Camp Encore/Coda, my experiences of oboe teachers and been unengaging, boring and most importantly, uninspiring. Dan was such a great contrast to previous old and stale lessons - I actually looked forward to his! He is a thoughtful teacher who aims to teach, but also understand. His work with me on the oboe was hugely beneficial, and fundamentally inspiring. His love for the music and the instrument is at the forefront of his teaching, and he perpetually convinced me of my own. Thank you, Dan!

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Maggie R. Nov 14, 2014
Oboe ·

Dan is a great teacher. I have had him for many years now at Encore/Coda and he has helped me so much with my playing ability. Even though it was only a 6 week experience, this summer he helped me with chamber, orchestra, and wind ensemble music as well as phrasing and practicing techniques. He works great with whatever skill level a player is at. The way he explains things always makes sense and he is a very nice person just to talk to. I highly recommend him as an oboe teacher.

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