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Seasonal reminder

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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. It is really hard to play the oboe with head congestion or a cough, and I would appreciate limiting my exposure to germs as well. As per the lesson [...]

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Concert Invite: Long Beach Pops

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I will be playing oboe and english horn at the Long Beach Symphony Pops concert this Saturday, October 14.  “Experience epic film music from the past three decades as the orchestra performs masterpieces from La La Land, Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Cinema Paradiso, Harry Potter, and much more. Plus, a grand John Williams suite featuring Long Beach’s own Camerata [...]

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Certificate of Merit – Enrollment starts now!

It’s that time of year again – time to register for Certificate of Merit on oboe! CM is a performance and study program designed to grow with the students to give them performance experience and to help make a more well rounded musician.  It involves a performance of prepared technique (scales, etc), sight reading, and [...]

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Article: Why Do Orchestras Tune To The Oboe?

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You might enjoy this article discussing why the oboe is used to tune http://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/instruments/oboe/features/orchestras-tune-to-oboe/

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Moorpark Workshop for Honor Band Auditions

The South Bay Music  Association is sponsoring a workshop to help students prepare for their auditions for All State Band.  The event will be held at Moorpark College and includes master classes on each student’s instrument, a performance psychology class, and a mock audition.  Check it out at: http://www.esconcertband.org/moorpark-honor-band

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Podcast recommendation – Double Reed Dish

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For some light and interesting listening in the double reed world, check out the podcast Double Reed Dish!  ”A podcast for oboists, bassoonists, and the people who love them.”  They have interviews with some top names in the music world and is good times!

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Labor Day lessons canceled

Please note that due to schools being out for Labor Day, there will be no lessons on Monday, September 4. If you would like to reschedule to another afternoon next week please let me know. Lessons will resume the following Monday, September 11 as scheduled.

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An Oboist’s Day Off

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It certainly feels this way sometimes!

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Looking for an upgrade?

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Beginner oboist ready to upgrade to an intermediate model?  Or playing on an intermediate oboe and are ready to move up to an all wood professional instrument?  Check out the oboes listed below and let me know if you need more information! http://www.lisafebre.net/shop  

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Studio pictures

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During my mom’s recent visit we spent a lot of time working on the oboe studio so that I am ready for the new school year!  Here is a sneak peak of some of the updates – come see the rest in person at a lesson sometime soon!

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