Oren Selah

Oren S.

Santa Maria, CA

About Oren S.

Oren teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 2000
Last sign in: More than two months


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 the realm of 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

Photos and Videos

Leading songs in 3rd grade.


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. Music Performance

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Marylhurst University

B.A. Psychology

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
Marylhurst University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency
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1 Review on Oren S.

Frank G. Nov 7, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
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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