Oren Selah

Oren S.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
February 2000

I've played Music all my life, first teaching myself, then pursuing private instruction on various instruments, then completing a BA in Music in 2009 focusing on flute.
I really enjoy passing on the knowledge I've acumulated over the years and seeing students grow and develop their own relationship with Music.
I also have a graduate degree in the field of education and draw many instructional techniques and approaches from classroom-instruction.
I believe strongly in a personalized, student-centered, approach to teaching and a lot of positive reinforcement to encourage growth.
My masters is in special ed., I have worked with individuals who have developmental disabilities and other challenges for many years and am happy to discuss any special arrangements

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies inside of us"-Ralph Waldo Emerson

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stands; recording equipment as needed

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stands; portable recording equipment as needed

*** Specialties ***
Flute: Western classical, Indian classical - Raga; Wooden flutes: Bansuri, Native-American flutes. Jazz / blues ; Middle-eastern music.
Guitar: Acoustic, Finger-style, Songwriting.
Tambura - drone instrument from India: Raga theory, singing Sargam, toning/chanting
Hand percussion - congas/dumbec - traditional African/Afro-Cuban, middle-eastern

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Service Coordinator II
Aug 2014 - Present
Tri-Counties Regional Center

Private Music Instructor
Jan 2000 - Present

Private music lessons for students ranging from children to adults at all levels of playing experience. Instructing flute, guitar, keyboard, & percussion, songwriting, singing.


M.S. Special Education
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
Portland State University
B.A. Psychology
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Marylhurst University
B.A. Music Performance
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Marylhurst University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Leading songs in 3rd grade.

La Merle Noir - Messiaen. Performed at senior recital from Marylhurst University, Oregon, in 2009.
JS Bach sonata in Eb Maj, 1st movement. Performed at senior recital from Marylhurst University, Oregon, in 2009.
Theobroma Jazz Trio at Mississippi Pizza, Portlandia, OR.

Marylhurst University Jazz Ensemble.

Marylhurst University Senior Recital
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Frank G. Nov 7, 2014
Guitar · In home

Oren has been a great teacher for our 13 year old daughter. He is very patient and reassuring and provides training based on the individual. I would highly recommend Oren to anyone looking to learn music.

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