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!
- We will work together to find a consistent day and time of the week for lessons.
- If student is under 18 years old, a parent or guardian must be present during the lesson 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 options.
- Students must practice a minimum of 30 minutes per day.
- Students are required to have these materials at 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.