May 4, 2020: All lessons are currently held online. Please visit this page for more information.
Whether you are beginning your journey on the oboe, switching from another instrument, or have been playing for years, lessons are essential to mastering the skills necessary to play!
My students performs on recitals and other performance opportunities throughout the year.
- We will work together to find a consistent day and time of the week for lessons.
- A parent or guardian must be present during the lesson. I ask that they be in the room but refrain from offering comments or suggestions unless invited to do so.
- Payment must be made at the first lesson of each month for the full month.
- If you can’t make it to your lesson, please notify me at least 24 hours in advance of your lesson time, or I cannot give a refund. Exceptions may be granted for emergency situations.
- Make-up lessons will be rescheduled based on mutual availability. I will do my best to find another time to make up the lesson, but if an appropriate lesson time cannot be found a make-up lesson will not be given.
- Students may not take lessons with another oboe teacher without first discussing it during their lesson. Every teacher has a certain approach to oboe pédagogie based on their teachers methods and schools of playing. I want each student to find the best teacher for them. If lessons are not going as you expect, please let me know and I will gladly recommend other teachers.
- Students must practice a minimum of 30 minutes per day.
- Students are required to bring these materials to all lessons: pencil, notebook, instrument, reeds, feather (or swab), Starer Rhythmic Training, Method books (as recommended), solo music (as recommended), and relevant band and/ or orchestra music.
- Students must bring in a recording (or attend a live concert) for each lesson they have listened to the previous week. Listening to music, whether classical or not, is a crucial part of developing as a musician and artist.
- Students are expected to partake in oboe studio recitals and outside performance opportunities.