Sarah Kendis

Sarah K.

Pittsburgh, PA

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Sarah delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 80 and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2012

Hi! I am a Pittsburgh-based professional oboist, teacher, and reedmaker. I provide private oboe instruction for players of all ages and levels. Private lessons are tailored toward each individual student and cover everything from fundamentals to technique and musicianship. Reed-making instruction is also offered and encouraged for intermediate and advanced students. For those who live outside of the Pittsburgh area, online lessons through Skype are offered as well.

During lessons, we will study scales, etudes, and solo music. Etude books and solo pieces will be recommended that are appropriate to the student's level, although beginners are welcome to work from their school ensemble books as well. The student can also bring to lessons music for outside groups such as school, youth orchestras, etc. as necessary. For online students, copies of your music should be emailed or snail-mailed ahead of the lesson.

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Oboe Instructor
Apr 2015 - Present
University of Pittsburgh Falk Laboratory School

Substitute Oboe
Mar 2015 - Present
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Substitute Oboe
May 2014 - Present
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra

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Oct 2013 - Present
Erie Philharmonic

Substitute Oboe
Sep 2013 - Present
Canton Symphony Orchestra

Oboe Teacher
Sep 2012 - Present
Private Oboe Studio

Second Oboe
May 2013 - May 2015
Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

Substitute Oboe
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
New World Symphony


Master of Music - Oboe Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
Bachelor of Music - Oboe Performance
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians
May 2013

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.

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Handmade, professional quality oboe and English horn reeds available for students to purchase
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