- To understand and develop technical skills such as tone quality, finger technique, proper embouchure, air support, and articulation.
- To understand and produce proper phrasing and musicality when playing and performing music.
- To understand specific challenges of playing the oboe, and how to overcome/work with said challenges.
- Students will learn all of their major & minor scales.
- Students will learn technical and lyrical exercises and etudes.
- Students will learn 2-4 solo pieces per year.
- Students may also bring their school band or ensemble music for assistance.
- Students will begin to learn basic reed making practices, if they so desire.
- I will teach beginning and intermediate students, from elementary through high school age; I will also teach adults if they are looking to learn the oboe.
- Students can either come to my home for a lesson, or I can travel to their home to teach the lesson (for an extra fee--see below)
- Lessons should take place every 1-2 weeks.
- 30 min. lessons:$25-$35 per lesson
- 45 min. lessons: $40-$50 per lesson
- 60 min. lessons: $50-$60 per lesson
- I would prefer an entire month of lessons be paid for at the first lesson of the month, but I am open to other arrangements.
- Payments that I accept are cash (exact change) or check.
- If a student is going to miss a lesson, they must notify me at least 24 hours in advance.
- If a student does not notify me that they will miss a lesson, or notifies me less than 24 hours in advance, partial payment for the missed lesson is owed.
- If a student misses more than 8 lessons without notifying me in the proper amount of time, they will be dropped from my studio.
- I will charge the student for supplies that they get from me.
- These materials include: reeds, swabs, cigarette paper, music (if not copied) etc.
- Provided I have a decent number of students each year, there will be an annual recital.
- Students will work on 2-4 solo pieces per year to play at the studio recital.
- If their pieces require piano accompaniment, students must provide their own accompanist. (But I will work to get a list of pianists that might be willing to participate.)