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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Karen D.

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Oboe:
A family of double reed woodwind musical instruments, they are usually made of wood, but there are also oboes made of synthetic materials. The Oboe is commonly used in concert bands, orchestras, chamber music, film music, in some genres of folk music, and as a solo instrument, and is occasionally heard in jazz, rock music, pop music, and popular music. I will begin by teaching the basics of breath control, apeture, fingering, the reed, notes, rhythms, reading, songs, theory, and soloing.

About Karen

Hi! My name is Karen D. I’ve had the pleasure of performing, singing, writing, and recording since I was seven years old. Besides being an Honor Graduate of Berklee School of Music, I have been a lifelong student of the international world-renowned instructors Dante Pavone and Charlie Banacos.

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Stacie J.
Karen obviously loves the piano & guitar. She’s probably an excellent teacher for those instruments. Why do I say that? That’s what she talked about! She spent half my lesson trying to convince me to learn one of those instruments. Could work on listening skills! Not even sure if she owns a set of bongos herself. Didn’t start teaching me anything until last 10 min & then I had to leave early anyway. So 50 min out of 60 and about 5 I actually learned a few things I could have been practicing for at least 30 min of class. Use her if you want to learn something else other than bongos.
John J Conlon
Ms. Karen did a pretty good job, she had ideas for the lesson and provided ideas for the next lesson. She went out of her way to help me with this new idea---------"music" and "reading music." If there was any short fall in the lesson it was on my side and my preparation failings. I have no problem recommending Ms. Karen to others. Regards, JC
Troy W.
Extremely knowledgeable! Karen is a superb guitar instructor. Honestly, I was struggling. Discouraged! She helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, and moved me from beginner to intermediate in a matter of months. If you’re getting tired of learning from YouTube and smart phone apps, let Karen kick start your guitar playing. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks Karen!!
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Briana V.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • B.A. Music - Oboe Performance from UCLA
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Briana V.

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I am very passionate about music and oboe, so I can provide lots of important info about college auditions and prepping for an upcoming concert! I have played many pieces from the standard oboe repertoire and have learned many of the prominent orchestral excerpts for oboe! I can also help with any reed making questions!

About Briana

Hello! I am a recent graduate from UCLA, where I received a degree in Oboe Performance. I have been playing the oboe for almost 10 years now! I currently live in Pasadena and am accepting new students. I am very passionate about music, the oboe, and reed making. I have played with numerous musical g

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Briana is an amazing musician and a fantastic teacher! She has the experience to teach all levels and is a great reed maker. Lessons are always fun and I always learn something new. Thanks Briana! :)
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Adrienne M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Bachelor's Degree in Clarinet Performance from Northwestern University
  • Teaching since 2007
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Adrienne M.

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Such a challenging and unique instrument! Let's get you started the right way with reeds and sound production so that you can succeed and make some beautiful music.

About Adrienne

I have been teaching music for nearly 15 years. I believe strongly in providing students with a comprehensive music education that encompasses all aspects of tone production, technique, expression, sight-reading, rhythm and ensemble skills. I also know from my own experience that music is infinitely

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She is great
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Dawn S.

52 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Bachelor of Science, Music Education from Tennessee Technological University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Dawn S.

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I like to work on tone, technique, sight reading and musicality in lessons. I also play duets with students during lessons to work on tone blending as well as intonation.
I can also teach reed making and reed adjustment.

About Dawn

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Music Performance. I also performed as a musician with a military band for over 20 years, performing on oboe, English horn, saxophone, percussion, piano/synthesizer, and as a vocalist. I have been teaching privately for close to

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Alex S.
My daughter learned additional skills and mastered new pieces while working with Dawn. Her dedication and experience teaching online helped our young oboist to progress quicker, and the school band teacher noticed the improvement too. We're happy we found Dawn on takelessons!
Madeline B.
My daughter enjoyed her lesson with Dawn. Dawn was able to adjust her instruction according to my daughter’s ability. Thank you for a great lesson, Dawn!
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Rina M.

75 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, English, the language of music
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Rina M.

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A student of prominent American symphonic oboists, contact me if interested in expanding your oboe technique, repertoire, musicianship and more. Studied with Ralph Gomberg of the Boston Symphony, John Mack of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Dick White of the National Symphony Orchestra.

About Rina

I am a music educator, classically trained with an advanced performance degree. As a soloist and collaborative musician, I have performed professionally in ensembles, bands and orchestras both here and abroad. With a high degree of knowledge and proficiency, I teach proper technique and practice st

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Meredith
Rina is a wonderful teacher. From the perspective of an adult student, her understanding of the challenges an adult beginner experiences puts the student at ease when taking lessons with her. While exhibiting such empathy, Rina will always inspire the student to become a better musician. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would.
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Lucinda
Rina is an organized instructor who perceives my son’s strengths/weaknesses and demonstrates real concern for him as a blossoming musician. She goes out of her way in unexpected ways such as helping him acquire a better instrument at a bargain price. Wow!
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Jill M.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelor Of Music from Aaron Copland School of Music of C.U.N.Y.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Chamber Award from NEA
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Jill M.

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I have been playing and teaching oboe for over 35 years. Many of my students have gone on to play in universities with scholarships, but more importantly have developed a love of music. I was the founder and co-artistic director of an award winning chamber group having two on-going subscription series. Within the first few lessons you will be able to read musical notation, understand basic music theory, and play simple songs. Depending on your ability, I will choose the right method book for you. I love working with students of all ages and can't wait to meet you!
My teaching style is relaxed, but highly structured. My former students made great advancements with my guidance. However, no advancement can be achieved without the student putting in the necessary time at home to practice their instrument.

About Jill

I have been a professional musician for over 40 years and have taught beginning piano and oboe privately and in group classes. As of March 2021, I am fully vaccinated and have allowed students to come back into my studio who are vaccinated. Upon entering my studio you will be required to remove sho

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Celine
My daughter had a very great experience learning the oboe online, and she is an awesome teacher! My daughter mentioned no more than one time she really like Jill, but her intensive studying do not allow her spend hours lots on practice. We are strong recommend Jill
Hui J.
Jill is a greatest teacher, very patient to my daughter.
Hannah
My daughter is 5 and this is her first time having formal piano lessons. Ms. Masiello's experience teaching young students makes her classes highly interactive, fun and effective. I look forward to watching Hannah grow in skill and enjoyment.

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"My 10-year old son is taking oboe lessons from Jill. I like that she is such a specialist on the oboe but also understands children and how to teach them. This is a great combination. We are very happy with her!"
Linda
Took Oboe lessons from Jill M.
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"Did a lot of work on technique, which should really help my playing (especially pitch)."
Valorie
Took Oboe lessons from Phillip L.
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"Really enjoyed the lesson. Dawn gave lots of tips. Looking forward to future lessons."
Leathia R.
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"I like her mildness and patience. And her encouragement to push myself."
Zee
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"I love that Bonnie didnt just make me play the music for her she taught me techniques on how to clean my instrument, and how to play notes smoothly. I really like having her as my teacher."
Emma
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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"Phillip was an excellent oboe teacher for our middle school daughter. He determined what was causing problems with her instrument and was very focused on helping her with her band assignments.

Phillip has an easy-going and pleasant manner and will be a good match for a wide range of students."
David
Took Oboe lessons from Phillip L.
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"First lesson was just wonderful! Anjika loved Dawn’s sweet and caring nature, and her attention to technical details. After her lesson, she felt invigorated and is very excited to continue learning with her new teacher."
Anjika
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"So happy to have found Jill. My daughter is learning to play the Oboe from the best."
Ashley
Took Oboe lessons from Jill M.
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"She is fantastic. The half hour flew by. It is clear that she enjoys playing and has the knowledge and skill to teach others."
Melanie
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Dawn is patient and encouraging. She passes along her experience in a clear, easy fashion."
Phillip
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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