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Dawn S.
Belleville, Illinois
I like to work on tone, technique, sight reading and musicality in lessons. I also play duets with students during lessons to work on tone blending as well as intonation. I can also teach reed making and reed adjustment.
About Dawn S.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Music Performance. I also performed as a musician with a military band for over 20 years, performing on oboe, English horn, saxophone, percussion, piano/synthesizer, and as a vocalist. I have been teaching privately for close to 30 years and enjoy working one on one with students. I currently perform in the area and teach oboe at three area universities, at a local middle school, and have several private students from elementary age to adults.

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 1992

Masters Degree, Music Performance (oboe/English horn)

Teaches ages 10+

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Subject: Oboe
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My daughter learned additional skills and mastered new pieces while working with Dawn. Her dedication and experience teaching online helped our young oboist to progress quicker, and the school band teacher noticed the improvement too. We're happy we found Dawn on takelessons!

Posted Feb 8, 2020

My daughter enjoyed her lesson with Dawn. Dawn was able to adjust her instruction according to my daughter’s ability. Thank you for a great lesson, Dawn!

Posted Sep 13, 2019

Dawn is magnificent with our young daughter. She is patient, encouraging, and extremely technically proficient. Her teaching style has infused our daughter with a genuine love for her instrument. We couldn't ask for anyone better!

Posted Aug 5, 2019
Oboe Instructor
Jul 2020 - Present
McKendree University, Lebanon IL
Oboe Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present
O'Fallon District 90 Music Program
I work with beginning oboists before school three days a week at the middle school in the town where I live. This gets them on the right track learning the oboe and preparing them for more advanced groups and they progress.
Oboe Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present
Saint Louis University
I teach oboe majors and non-majors with various abilities at the university.
Oboe Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
I teach oboe majors and non-majors with varying abilities at the university.
Private Teacher/Freelance musician
May 2017 - Present
in the St Louis/Metro East area
Teacher/Freelance musician
Nov 2013 - Apr 2017
in the San Diego area
Adjunct oboe instructor
Jan 2003 - May 2010
McKendree University
Taught private oboe to undergraduate music majors and minors.
Dec 1996 - Dec 2010
United States Air Force Band of Mid-America
Performed on oboe/English horn, saxophone, piano, and as a vocalist in various musical groups. Also featured soloist on several tours.
Sep 1990 - Dec 1996
United States Air Force Band of the West
Performed on oboe/English horn in wind ensemble, woodwind quintet, chamber groups and as a soloist.
Masters Degree, Music Performance (oboe/English horn)
Aug 2014 - May 2016
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Music Education
Sep 1984 - May 1989
Tennessee Technological University
American Federation of Musicians
Oct 2018
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
International Double Reed Society
Jan 1994
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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Instructor details
Subject: Oboe
Teaches 1 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students