- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I can also teach reed making and reed adjustment.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 1992
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 two area universities, at a local middle school, and have several private students from elementary age to adults.
Performed on oboe/English horn, saxophone, piano, and as a vocalist in various musical groups. Also featured soloist on several tours.
Taught private oboe to undergraduate music majors and minors.
Performed on oboe/English horn in wind ensemble, woodwind quintet, chamber groups and as a soloist.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
Dawn is very encouraging and in just a short amount of time was able to make corrections for my son which greatly improved his sound and consistency. Thanks.
We love Dawn! She is doing a great job with Kayleigh!
This lesson was extremely helpful!
My daughter was sooo excited about the lesson and she got a lot out of the first one. Thanks!
Dawn is patient and encouraging. She passes along her experience in a clear, easy fashion.
Dawn lived up to every word of other's glowing reviews. "Dad, I learned more in a half hour than I did in class all last year."
Our daughter says, "Best instructor ever!!"
My 11year old daughter loved her first lesson. Said the teacher was very informative and taught her some better techniques.
I had so much fun!
Our daughter really enjoys her lessons with Ms. Dawn. She does a great job breaking things down for her students. You can tell that she wants her students to have strong fundamentals before they move on to learn new notes, tricky rhythms, or different styles of music!+ Read More
First lesson was just wonderful! Anjika loved Dawn’s sweet and caring nature, and her attention to technical details. After her lesson, she felt invigorated and is very excited to continue learning with her new teacher.
Dawn is so helpful and patient. Great lesson.
Daniel is off and playing with the Oboe!
I just love all the advice Dawn gives us. Dawn is very patient and encouraging.
Dawn was really good and patient with my daughter as this was her first time ever playing. She learned a lot just in her first lesson.
Great teacher. We have learned so much.
I just love working with Dawn. She explains everything clearly and is very helpful.
Very experienced and knowledgeable.
Sure enjoy all the help Dawn gives us. Dawn is very patient .
Fantastic fun class. Thanks for all your help.
thank you 😃
After just a few lessons, I have learned so much! I have been playing oboe for about a year, and we have been filling in the gaps in my learning. Dawn also writes detailed reports of every lesson, which is super helpful to remember everything in the lessons. She is quick to respond to any questions I ask her outside of the lessons.+ Read More
Dawn is so very helpful and patient . I enjoy working with Dawn and playing my oboe.
she was the best oboe instructer ever. i really enjoyed her.
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.
Dawn is the greatest teacher. She is very knowledgeable and patient. I really enjoy my oboe lessons.
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.+ Read More
Dawn is a knowledgeable teacher. She is great at answering questions and offering practical solutions.
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.+ Read More
thank you :)
Dawn is wonderful instructor!! My daughter is enjoying her Oboe lessons, and looks forward to the next lesson with Dawn. Highly recommend, Dawn!.
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.+ Read More
Liked the pace and Dawn has a wealth of knowledge about all areas of Oboe.
My son is loving his lessons and learning so much. Dawn is great!
Really enjoyed the lesson. Dawn gave lots of tips. Looking forward to future lessons.
She is fantastic. The half hour flew by. It is clear that she enjoys playing and has the knowledge and skill to teach others.