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Concert Invite: Santa Cecelia Orchestra

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I am looking forward to joining the Santa Cecelia Orchestra on oboe and english horn for this dynamic concert! November 10, 2019, Sunday, 4:00pm Venue : Occidental College, Thorne Hall Gluck- Dance of the Furies from “Orfeo ed Euridice” Mendelssohn- Symphony No. 4 in A Major Op. 90 “Italian” De Falla- “El Amor Brujo” More information and tickets at http://scorchestra.org/concertstickets/  

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Concert Invite: Hear Her Score

I will be participating in this concert on November 2, presented by the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota. “Hear Her Score” is a concert celebrating international and local female composers. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds will be donated to SAI Philanthropies, which supports music programs across the country, and provides [...]

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Certificate of Merit 2020

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I would like to extend an invitation to any motivated students to participate in the Music Teachers Association of California’s Certificate of Merit program.  Some of you may have heard of this program from other instruments – this will be the sixth year my oboe students may participate after great success and growth in the [...]

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Reminder about sick/injury policy

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Just a quick reminder – as fall and winter illness season approaches… please do not send your child to their oboe lesson if they are sick (or a little bit sick, or getting over being sick…). It is really hard to play the oboe with head congestion or a cough, and I would appreciate limiting [...]

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For Sale: 2001 Loree c+3 AK oboe

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My oboe has just completed its yearly maintenance at RDG Woodwinds and is ready to find a new home.  Many thanks to Lisa Febre for hosting the information her page.  Please share with friends or students who may be in the market for an upgrade – this oboe has plenty of life left in it [...]

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New Oboe to the family!

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I’m thrilled to announce that I found a new oboe from my trip to RDG – meet Evangeline, a new Loree Royal AK oboe.  I will be breaking this oboe in slowly over the next couple of months, and my current performance oboe will be my teaching instrument.  More information on the availability of my [...]

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Lots and lots of oboes!

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I spent some time at RDG Woodwinds today trying out all of their Loree Royal oboes. It was so fun and they were lovely. I brought one home to try, so we will see!

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Wicked November

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I’m excited to announce I’ll be joining the National Tour of Wicked The Musical in November while in Jacksonville, Florida.  This will be my third time playing oboe/english horn on this particular show for the National Tour.  More information regarding studio closures, etc. will be announced when the dates are closer.

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Growth Mindset for Musicians

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We spend a lot of time discussing practice technique in lessons, but there is one aspect that is so clearly illustrated in this picture.  The idea of growth mindset can be a powerful tool in learning a new skill, and can be the difference that sets you apart as you foster your talent.  Try changing [...]

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Surprise oboe!

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Oboe surprise wedding music?  Why not!  As a gift from a parent out of the country, I came in to play “Gabriel’s oboe” and the Adagio movement of the Marcello Oboe Concerto at a local wedding. It was a total surprise for the bride and groom and I loved being introduced as a friend of [...]

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