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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
  • Teaches Beginner
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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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Shannon S.

81 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1989
  • BA-Performance from Univ of MO-KC, Winona State Univ
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Shannon S.

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all levels through college/adult.

Affiliations:
American Association of University Professors
American Federation of Musicians
American Symphony Orchestra League
College Music Society
Houston Flute Club
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Society
National Flute Association
North American Saxophone Alliance

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical stri

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Ana
Shannon’s lessons with my son are going great! He’s so excited to learn. I’m so happy that he’s happy about learning to play the piano.
Niparpon ..
Very attentive to focus on areas that I need improvement and suggested exercises for me to practice.
Johnathan
Shannon has worked with me for years, as my nutrition/fitness/strength trainer and my private music instructor! I love her! She is so patient, kind and knowledgeable. She cares and only wants to help me be better at everything I do! And she is always there to help even between sessions. She's all in!
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Grace M.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded President Honors from University of Hartford
  • Teaching since 2006
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Grace M.

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With over 10 years of teaching experience, I specialize in working with students of all ages and abilities. Lessons incorporate music theory, technique, and lyrical expression. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

I hold a Master's Degree in Oboe Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. During my studies I studied with Carolyn Hove and Humbert Lucarelli.

About Grace

Grace has extensive experience teaching private and group lessons, including lessons in Piano, English Horn and reed making. Her students have gone on to win scholarships and place in honor orchestras. Currently, her students hold the top spots in nTyme's (North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble) Ch

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Zee
I'm an "mature" student taking lessons many years after not playing and Grace is very kind and patient and helpful with her suggestions. I'm enjoying my lessons with her very much!
Zee
I like her mildness and patience. And her encouragement to push myself.
Virginia
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Dawn S.

52 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Teaching since 1992
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Science, Music Education from Tennessee Technological University
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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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Lisa C.

90 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Awarded Teacher of the Year from Terrell ISD
  • B.S. Music Education from TAMU - Commerce
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lisa C.

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I like to begin with the Essential Elements series. I have had a lot of success with my beginners in this series. I also encourage my oboists to bring and play with a tuner. Having a great ear for pitch is absolutely necessary for playing the oboe.

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 20 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to te

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Amber
Lisa was wonderful. Very patient, detailed explanations, and went above and beyond. I’ve felt intimidated by sewing and even the process of setting up my machine but she was able to illuminate that process. This lesson was worth every penny and I’m looking forward to the next one.
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Paige K.
very friendly and knowledgable!
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Lot D.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks FRENCH, DUTCH, ENGLISH
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lot D.

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Lot has performed with LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, Musica Angelica... She is a Fulbright scholar, has a Doctoral Degree in Oboe Performance and holds the position of Lecturer in Baroque oboe at USC. Lot lives in Arcadia with her son (11) and daughter (9). Students and parents praise Lot for her patience, approach, kindness, optimism and expertise. Lot’s lessons emphasize good technique, sound development and the joy of playing.

About Lot

I am Lecturer in Baroque oboe at the USC Thornton School of Music, as well as General Music Teacher at the Duarte Unified School District. I have been teaching individual oboe lessons for over 15 years. I connect well with young children and beginning students, as well as with intermediate and advan

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Isabella I.
Amazing instructor.
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"Rina taught my son oboe lessons for two years. She was the perfect mix of being approachable, friendly, knowledgeable, and serious about teaching oboe. When I was looking for a teacher I was especially concerned that I find someone who would go beyond teaching how to play the notes, and would get deeply into the technique - the real details of articulation and all of the performance points specific to the oboe. My son always ended lessons being motivated to practice and enjoying the experience. He also mentioned that he learned more in a single lesson with Rina than in months with other teachers. I recommend Rina as an oboe teacher without reservation."
Michael
Took Oboe lessons from Rina M.
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"Grace is very professional and knowledgeable . She has been wonderful and very patient with my Daughter."
N Hill
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"I like that she was patient in evaluating Rebekah's skill level. She made no assumptions and politely asked if Rebekah knew certain topics. She then covered them thoroughly. Rebekah commented that she liked how quickly she moved."
Rebekah
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"Clare is incredibly easy to work with and is a great teacher. She really takes the time to get to know her students and can explain topics in a way that everyone can understand. She also makes fantastic reeds."
Maggie
Took Oboe lessons from Clare M.
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"My daughter was sooo excited about the lesson and she got a lot out of the first one. Thanks!"
Jada
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Very good and got help on scales and music."
Jody
Took Oboe lessons from Phillip L.
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"My daughter loves Miss Bonnie! She is encouraging and fun."
Silvana
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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"Best instructor every, lots of patience, has given terrific confidence. Am now playing Oboe as intermediate in 4 months."
Peter Evans
Took Oboe lessons from Rina M.
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"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"
Celine
Took Oboe lessons from Jill M.
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"I thoroughly enjoyed taking lessons with Lot. I was a beginner student on baroque oboe and she helped me to attain facility with the instrument in addition to teaching me to make baroque oboe reeds. I would thoroughly reccomend taking lessons with Lot!"
Zack
Took Oboe lessons from Lot D.
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