Emilia Lopez-Yanez

Emilia L.

Los Angeles, CA
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Oboe Lessons

Available Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
To become an oboist, it is important to not only learn the music, but to put a little bit of yourself into every note you play. Playing such a unique and beautiful instrument like the oboe is a joy that I look forward to experiencing with each of my students. Every oboe lesson is customized to the individual's desires and needs. Throughout lessons, we will work on basic fundamentals, repertoire, and musicianship. With over 6 years of teaching experience, I am confident that you will be playing in no time! I also specialize in reed-making, and love helping students with their reeds, as well as sell personalized reeds.

About Emilia L.

I have been teaching private voice and oboe lessons since 2012. From pop to classical, I believe that as long as you maintain a healthy foundation, you can sing and play any style of music you want! Throughout my career, I have been featured as a vocalist and oboist on Billboard-charting and award-winning albums that vary in genre and style, and have learned that you can conquer any style you wish with the right fundamentals. I have been playing and singing since I was 8 years old, and recently graduated from the University of Southern California with my Masters in Oboe Performance, having graduated from Chapman University with my Bachelors in Music Performance with a double emphasis in Vocal and Oboe Performance in 2016.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, electric keyboard, acoustic guitar, oboe, english horn, video camera with professional-level sound, iMAC, speakers.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Portable keyboard, music stand, laptop, iPad, recording devices that can have recordings sent to students after or during lessons!

*** Specialties ***
I trained classically but personally enjoy singing Pop and Musical Theatre. Because of my background, I like to make sure that my students have good technique that carries through to singing any style they like so that they can accomplish all of their goals without damaging their voices and affecting their health. I have extensive experience with singing in languages including Spanish, French, German, and Italian and like my students to experience different languages as well.

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  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and Oboe Performance from Chapman University

Reviews (25)

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Jennifer B. Dec 28, 2019
Oboe · Online

Jennifer B. Jun 17, 2019
Oboe · Online

Lissette O. Jun 3, 2019
Singing · In studio

I truly enjoyed my first vocal lesson with Emilia. She makes you feel comfortable and is fun to work! She’s amazing. Highly recommended.

Rolyn H. May 12, 2019
Singing · In studio

very easy to work with. seems to really know her stuff and felt comfortable especially for a first timer!

Issy Apr 4, 2019
Singing · In home

She is so sweet and I feel very comfortable for my first time having a lesson!

Cristina Feb 8, 2019
Oboe · In studio

I'm an adult that wanted to come back to the oboe world after I stopped in highschool and Emilia has been wonderful. She's given me the direction that I need to get back on my feet and she's open to discussing any music questions that I have. She's laid back so it's easy to make a schedule that works for both of us. I highly recommend her.

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joanne Jan 14, 2019
Singing · In studio

Highly recommended! Emilia has been very helpful for building up my own voice and improving my singing. Her lessons are engaging, fun, and informative!

Mira Jan 8, 2019
Singing · In home

My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson.

Dana H. Jan 25, 2018
Singing · Online

Cole Perry Aug 16, 2017
Singing · Online

Really knowledgeable and very fun to work with.

Cole Perry Aug 16, 2017
Singing · Online

Hailey G. Jul 7, 2017
Singing · In home

Emilia is simply amazing. Not only is she sweet, patient, caring, and kind, but she's also incredibly knowledgeable and talented. In just a few weeks, I was able to see a vast improvement in my singing. I couldn't be happier to have her as my teacher!

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Brad R. Jun 4, 2017
Singing · In home

very good but a lot cancellations and inflexibility

Sedona May 29, 2017
Singing · In studio

Emilia is fantastic! Will be returning on a regular basis.

Salani May 18, 2017
Singing · Online

Emilia is a patient and knowledgeable voice teache. She put my shy daughter at ease immediately and encouraged her to sing music of her choosing, keeping her invested and interested in the process. Thank you, Emilia!

Connor Apr 5, 2017
Singing · Online

Very knowledgeable and kind. Definitely enjoyed our session. Can't wait until the next one.

Luna Apr 4, 2017
Singing · Online

Very patience and brings out the best- thank you!

Dana H. Mar 21, 2017
Singing · Online

La la la Mar 17, 2017
Singing · Online

Loved it. Aca Amazing

Allie T. Mar 11, 2017
Vocal Training · In home

Amazing! Hands down best instructor I've had and most probably best in takelessons aswell.

sonia Mar 6, 2017
Singing · In home


sonia Mar 5, 2017
Singing · In home


Alexis Feb 28, 2017
Singing · In studio

She's a great teacher. She's really understanding and helps you understand how your voice works. From just a few classes that I took with her I learned more than I had known before and she's just a really great teacher including for people beginning how to learn to sing.

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Emily Feb 5, 2017
Singing · In studio

Emilia is an absolute delight to work with. She is kind, positive, and very talented at her craft. Her musicianship and singing are top notch. I highly recommend working with her!

Ruth Aug 14, 2016
Classical Voice · In studio

I have had the opportunity to both study voice with Emilia, and observe her direct the children's choir at a local church I work at. Emilia is like a ray of sunshine and children just seem to gravitate towards her. She is very patient and encouraging and is able to connect well with her students. Having studied voice myself many years ago I decided to refresh my skills by studying with Emilia. She was able to pin- point some bad habits of mine right away and help me to overcome several obstacles I had been having with my voice. I highly recommend Emilia Lopez-Yanez to any prospective student, she is a delight to work with.

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Music Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present

PLAY Los Angeles

Lead group music and movement classes to infants and toddlers with their relatives/caregivers.

Private Music Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present

Beverly Hills Music School

Private voice and oboe instructor.

Private Music Instructor
Jan 2014 - May 2016

Orange County Music Academy

Private instructor for students ages 5 - 40. Taught voice, oboe, and introductory piano.


Masters of Music in Oboe Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018

University of Southern California

Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and Oboe Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Chapman University



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