Dawn Striker-Roberts

Dawn S.

Chula Vista, CA

About Dawn S.

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Dawn teaches: Ages 10 and up
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Teaching since: September 1992
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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 over 20 years and enjoy working one on one with students.

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Teacher/Freelance musician

Nov 2013 - Present
in the San Diego area


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.

Adjunct oboe instructor

Jan 2003 - May 2010
McKendree University

Taught private oboe to undergraduate music majors and minors.


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
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13 Reviews on Dawn S.

Leathia R. S. Feb 17, 2017
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Dawn is the greatest teacher. She is very knowledgeable and patient. I really enjoy my oboe lessons.
Serra S. Feb 10, 2017
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
For my daughters first lesson it went pretty good. We had some reception issues which is not her fault, but the downside to doing lessons online. She worked with her on some techinical issues , as well as jumped right in to work on her music she is using in band.
Janet B. Feb 7, 2017
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Dawn is a knowledgeable teacher. She is great at answering questions and offering practical solutions.
Briana J. Jan 11, 2017
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Briana Jan 2, 2017
Oboe · Online
Dawn is a wonderful teacher- patient, fun, encouraging who customizes the lessons to my needs and then sends an email full of lesson notes so I can keep on track with my practice sessions. I'm an adult learner and highly recommend her as an oboe teacher.
Heather H. Dec 20, 2016
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
thank you :)
Alexis A. Dec 12, 2016
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Dawn is wonderful instructor!! My daughter is enjoying her Oboe lessons, and looks forward to the next lesson with Dawn. Highly recommend, Dawn!.
Heather H. Dec 6, 2016
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Fritz H. Nov 29, 2016
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Dawn was great with my 10 year old son. She really took a lot of time with him. She had a lit of patience. By the end of the lesson he had learned how to do some of the fingering he had been having trouble with. He felt a lot more confident with his Instrument. I would highly recommend her to any student. In addition to the lesson, she was very easy to schedule with and fit us in at very short notice.
Jacqueline I. Oct 28, 2016
Oboe · Online
Verified Student
Liked the pace and Dawn has a wealth of knowledge about all areas of Oboe.
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