Private Lessons

  • I teach private oboe lessons, reed making, coach chamber ensembles and Body Mapping in Portland, Salem and Newberg.
  • I teach at Willamette University (Salem, OR), Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR) and George Fox University (Newberg, OR).

Rates for private oboe lessons & reed making:
$30 – 1/2 hour lesson
$60 – hour lesson

Teaching Philosophy

As musicians we use movement to sound out history. I have been very fortunate in my studies and professional career to work with many different inspiring musicians and I have learned that music can be approached in numerous different ways. As a teacher, I work to educate my students on: the technical aspects of their instrument; the musicological & theoretical ideas represented in the repertoire; and the movements that they are making, so that they can feel confident in their musical choices. As each student is different, I strive to find the ways that each of them will best integrate the materials that we are working on. Throughout my focus is on music and learning an instrument as a process.