Oboe and English Horn private lessons, beginning to advanced
Professional Oboe/ English horn player with Masters degree from New England Conservatory available to teach lessons for all ages and levels. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, you will find a teaching quality that is personalized to meet your specific needs.
My degree in Education was one way for me to demonstrate my love for teaching; my favorite way is by teaching private lessons. I recommend that all students, no matter what instrument or age level, begin taking lessons with a professional of that instrument as soon as possible. This will allow the student to learn good habits and techniques the first time, under the care of a teacher. All students of mine will be able to see my dedication to their individual growth and joy of learning. If you are just beginning your musical journey, or would like to relearn the musical foundations, please contact me for scheduling a lesson. Help with reeds is always included in every lesson.
Weekly lessons are recommended. Students are required to purchase lesson materials, reeds and supplies (as needed). Instruction focuses on developing breathing, embouchure, fingering, rhythmic and articulation skills as well as developing a good practicing habits.
Pay Lesson Invoices
Required Lesson Materials
silk oboe swab
small cup for water to soak reeds (35 mm film canister or similar works great!)
Specific lesson agreements will be sent out for signature via Digisigner.
$40 per half hour
$55 per 45 minutes
$75 per hour
Lessons take place at my home studio in Sun Valley (La Tuna Canyon), California. I am also available to teach via Zoom.
Practicing to become a musician is like doing homework for school and is very important to your growth as a musician. To reach your full potential, you should practice at least half an hour a day if you are a beginner and at least an hour if you are more advanced. You will find that the more you practice, the better you get, and the more fun you will have!