Dayv Doberne

Dayv D.

Sunnyvale, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Clarinet lessons for all levels. I use the Arthur Hegvik "Modern Course for Saxophone" books in my lessons, with plenty of supplemental repertoire including popular music and classical works.
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Dayv teaches



Dayv delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2014

Dayv D. is a Bay Area native who graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2012 with a degree in Performance. At Oberlin, Dayv was a recipient of the Dean's Talent Award scholarship and studied with professors Gary Bartz, Paul Cohen, Jim Umble, and Tim Ruedeman. While trained in a wide range of disciplines, Dayv is a huge fan of music from the Baroque Era and insists on performing compositions by J.S. Bach as often as possible.

Dayv believes that students learn most effectively when they are intrinsically motivated, and makes an effort to cultivate this motivation in his students. He is attuned to each of his students' individual goals, and goes the extra mile to help his students achieve them.

Dayv plays Clarinet for the Silicon Valley Philharmonic.

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Love Disney songs? I love to teach them. Want to do well in your next audition? I want to help you. Have questions about how to make the most of a certain piece? I have suggestions. Whatever your personal goals in music are, I will help you achieve them!

I believe that having fun is of utmost important in learning music. My students have fun, and work hard as a result!

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Clarinet Section Chair
Sep 2013 - Present
Silicon Valley Philharmonic


Performance, Classical Saxophone
Sep 2008 - Dec 2012
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
B.M. in Performance
Sep 2008 - Dec 2012
Oberlin Conservatory of Music


Chinese (Mandarin)
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor of Music
May 2013
Oberlin Conservatory

Major: Performance

Photos & Videos

Performing at a wedding reception

Performing Hilary Tann's "Windhover"

San Francisco Korean Symphony performance
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5 Reviews

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Ty Feb 7, 2018
Piano · In home

4.5 stars!

Liam, L. Aug 26, 2017
Piano · In home

Great rapport w kids. Pretty laid back and make learning relaxed.

Wendy Mar 4, 2016
Clarinet · In studio

Dayv was very accommodating of scheduling and tried to get to know my son before he just started into lessons. I appreciate the time and care that he provided for him during the lessons.

Kristin H. Aug 19, 2014
Clarinet · In home

Dayv is fantastic! He taught my 11 year old son the clarinet over the summer. He improved dramatically in just 4 lessons. Dayv drove to our house in Mountain View, which was great. My son really liked Dayv and now loves to play the clarinet.

Bob B. Jun 17, 2014
Piano · In home

David D. is an ideal music teacher for me, an adult learner. I appreciate his two-pronged approach: (1) instruction in piano and (2) appreciation of great music. He prods me to plow through the basic piano books, and he provides insights along with YouTube links to performances of some of the world's best music.

Dayv's depth of knowledge and his dedication to music are infectious. He has also been very accommodating to my changing schedule. I always look forward to my piano lessons. Dayv has given me a joyful appreciation for music.

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