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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 1980
  • 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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Lot D.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks FRENCH, DUTCH, ENGLISH
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS (Modern oboe) from USC Thornton School of Music
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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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Shannon S.

81 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1989
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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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Amber W.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Bachelor Degree in Music Education from The College of Saint Rose
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2008
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Amber W.

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Experienced Music teacher of 8 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of their instrument and theory skills. I specialize in all styles. Typically, I use a variety of method books to pick from to meet the needs of the students. I also have many tools available to use during lessons.
My students have gone on to NYSSMA and on to college auditions successfully!

About Amber

I have been teaching private lessons since 2008, but have been studying music since I was only 4 with non stop private and in school lessons. I now have my Bachelor's degree in Music education and am working toward my Masters in Music performance and Instruction. I love working with my students.

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Pete D.
Very good. Receptive. Imaginative.
Ken W.
Amber is fantastic!
Scott G.
Great first lesson. She made me feel very comfortable, was well prepared and did a great job.
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Briana V.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • 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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Phillip L.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Awarded Honors Graduation in Oboe, Piano, French, and History from Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
  • BFA Music Performance from Tulane University
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Phillip L.

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Whether you are starting out on oboe, switching from another instrument, preparing for an audition, or simply looking to brush up on your skills, I can help you reach your oboe goals!

All lessons are customized to your interests and needs. My teaching experience ranges from complete beginners to advanced students. We can work on everything from the fundamentals and etudes to advanced recital and audition repertoire! For those looking to branch out, we can also cover instrument adjustment, English horn and reed-making in the lessons.

Great reeds are vital for oboists and I can help with buying advice or learning to make your own reeds! I can also adjust your reeds or sell personalized reeds in person or via mail.

For students wishing to broaden their musical insights, I also can incorporate music theory and history into the lessons - subjects that I teach at the college level.

I am a professional oboist residing in New Orleans. I perform with the Louisiana Philharmonic, ...

About Phillip

I believe that the study of music is one of the most rewarding pursuits we can undertake! Whether a total beginner, college student or adult looking to brush up on skills or learn new ones, I will help you reach your goals! As a lecturer with the Tulane University Department of Music in New Orlea

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Aminata B.
Phillip is an exceptionally patient, supportive and focused piano teacher. My 10-year old daughter has really enjoyed working with him and she has grown in her appreciation of the instrument overall. Phillip's easy going yet direct feedback style make the learning a lot less intimidating for beginners and particularly for a young child with fledging confidence. We have really enjoyed having our daughter learn with Phillip!
Yiqiao J.
Phillip is a such good teacher, the Technic he taught is quite useful and practical~Highly recommend
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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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"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!"
Madeline
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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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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"Dawn is wonderful instructor!! My daughter is enjoying her Oboe lessons, and looks forward to the next lesson with Dawn. Highly recommend, Dawn!."
Alexis
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Clare is a wonderful oboist who plays with emotion and that same energy transfers into her teaching."
Todd
Took Oboe lessons from Clare M.
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"A great first lesson even though my oboe didn’t work. I learned a lot of fingerings and about reed making. Great fun."
Linda Moore
Took Oboe lessons from Rina M.
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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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"Great first lesson today! Grace was patient and quite helpful!"
Pam
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"Daniel is off and playing with the Oboe!"
Daniel
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Clare could not be more supportive, patient, and willing to facilitate changes to schedules. If you are new to this instrument, or already proficient, you will have a nice experience under her instruction. I am an adult student, and I have unique challenges. She has accommodated me in a way that has motivated me to write this review without her asking me. That should tell you something."
Christopher
Took Oboe lessons from Clare M.
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