Dawn Striker-Roberts

Dawn S.

O Fallon, IL

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
May 2017 - Present
in the St Louis/Metro East area

Teacher/Freelance musician
Nov 2013 - Apr 2017
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


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.

16 Reviews on Dawn S.

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Ethan D. Apr 8, 2017
· Oboe · Online Dawn is great. I get a lot out of each session, and if I forget something it's no problem because she always follows up with comprehensive notes.
Amber H. Mar 22, 2017
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Rita and Kevin M. Mar 2, 2017
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Leathia R. S. Feb 17, 2017
· Oboe · Online Dawn is the greatest teacher. She is very knowledgeable and patient. I really enjoy my oboe lessons.
Serra S. Feb 10, 2017
· Oboe · Online 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 Dawn is a knowledgeable teacher. She is great at answering questions and offering practical solutions.
Briana J. Jan 11, 2017
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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 thank you :)
Alexis A. Dec 12, 2016
· Oboe · Online Dawn is wonderful instructor!! My daughter is enjoying her Oboe lessons, and looks forward to the next lesson with Dawn. Highly recommend, Dawn!.
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