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Karen D.

36 Reviews
Somerville, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 1980
  • Awarded Grand Prize Winner from Meridian Records
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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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Angela P.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • DOCTOR OF MUSIC ARTS from University of Southern California
  • Teaching since 2009
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Angela P.

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I will offer you all the tips and tricks you need! We will work from the basics, then build on to making musical phrasing and techniques together that will make you play the oboe with confidence in a shorter amount of time. Don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions. :)

About Angela

Anyone wanting to play the oboe is welcome! I am an experienced oboist and a teacher. I have a Doctorates degree in oboe (Yale, University of Southern California, and University of Texas at Austin) and I have been teaching oboe since 2009. My lessons are fun, interactive and intuitive. Feel free to

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Sankalp D.
Angela is amazing! She has recommended amazing reeds for my son and is very patient and she will always guide you through a problem you are experiencing!
Feng Z.
Angela is a highly experienced teacher with professional oboe skills. My child's oboe playing skill increased substantially within 3 months under her guidance. My child told me that he has met his school band teacher's requirements for the new school year so far.
Sarah
Angela is a great teacher. She is very patient.
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Veroslav T.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks Bulgarian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
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Veroslav T.

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My lessons are a great way to learn to play the oboe, be ready to perform and work towards your musical goals. Each student has different instructional needs to grow into the best musician they can be. I enjoy working with beginners as well as advanced students preparing for auditions and competitions. Lessons are a balance between fundamentals, pieces, etudes and having fun. Students get to learn standard repertoire as well as fun pieces like Frozen and Harry Potter!  Lessons allow me to touch up reeds from week to week to ensure they play well and last as long as possible. Learning any instrument can be difficult but with lessons it can be fun!

I am working primarily in Westchester area.
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About Veroslav

I am working primarily in Westchester area. Please message me for schedule and availability prior to booking. Extended travel radius for WESTCHESTER My goal is to establish long lasting knowledge, help students with practice strategies and keeping them engaged in the process. Each class inc

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Lila M.
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Boryana
Veroslav is the consummate piano teacher--dedicated, patient, caring and encouraging. He has been teaching my nine and six year old children for the past year and a half and they have made significant progress under his tutelage. He is firm and exacting, but also kind and praising, when praise is due. Veroslav has an individualized approach to teaching—he is able to connect with children and tailor his teaching style to the temperament and aptitude of each child. Veroslav chooses pieces of classical and contemporary music that would not only be enjoyed by his students but would teach them particular skills. His lessons include a wide diversity of skill development through level appropriate performance and practice books. We are extremely happy that Veroslav has been our children's piano teacher and are looking forward to working with him in the years to come.
Tatiana
We’re very happy we found Veroslav! He’s friendly, and patient, and very knowledgeable and proficient. Kids love his lessons, and I can see the progress already (we started in October). Would definitely recommend him!
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Tina D.

81 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Bachelor of Music, Music Education from Temple University
  • Awarded First Prize - Conducting Competition - Premio Frederick Fennell Concorso Internazionale per Direttori d'Orchestra di Fiati from Premio Frederick Fennell Concorso Internazionale per Direttori d'Orchestra di Fiati
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Tina D.

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I teach beginner oboe. I can help students learn to read music, play with good tone and technique, learn fingerings, and play from a book or school band music.

About Tina

Hello! I've been teaching private lessons for over 15 years. I am Assistant Director of Bands at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. I have degrees in music education and conducting, and I was a high school music teacher & band director in the Philadelphia area for 7 years. I also work

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Very nice.
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Adrienne M.

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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner
  • 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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Leticia
She is great
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Briana V.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • B.A. Music - Oboe Performance from UCLA
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Meredith
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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"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 great. I get a lot out of each session, and if I forget something it's no problem because she always follows up with comprehensive notes."
Ethan
Took Oboe lessons from Dawn S.
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"Grace does a great job explaining difficult techniques. She also will make you work hard so you get a lot out of each lesson. There is no “sliding by” with Grace."
Linus Horcher
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"My daughter loved her first lesson with Bonnie. Can’t wait to learn more."
Lily
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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"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
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"Grace was on-the-dot punctual, and had me play what I could for her. Right away she locked in on my intonation, which I have been having problems with. She asked several questions, which was a good thing. She followed up with a printed list of things for me to work on. All this was done with a pleasant gentleness which has me looking forward to the next lesson."
Peggy
Took Oboe lessons from Grace M.
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"Bonnie has had a major impact on my daughters’ music studies since we were introduced July 2012. With the guidance of a dedicated music professional and patient teachings, my daughter has not only learned to play the oboe and piano, my daughter has made personal accomplishments beyond our expectation, and has brought out a sense of self-confidence within her.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for playing an important roll in teaching our daughter a skill that will truly last a lifetime."
Laura
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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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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"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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"My son took his first obo lesson with Bonnie and said he's already learned some new tips and techniques to start practicing. He's looking forward to practicing, and I'm looking forward to seeing him improve on this new instrument."
Anthony
Took Oboe lessons from Bonnie P.
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