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Bob R.

La Crescenta, CA

$70/hr

Clarinet/Oboe Teacher

Usually responds in about 22 hours

Clarinet/Oboe Teacher

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I am an experienced woodwind player. My specialties are clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon and flute. I have played for fifty years in many musical environments, including chamber music, studio sessions, military bands, jazz gigs, and symphony orchestras. I have taught lessons for thirty years. In addition to this, I have taken many psychology classes, and have been in the classroom, both music and otherwise, including special education. For ten years (1981-1992) I was the woodwind coach for the Valley Youth Orchestra at California State University, Northridge.

For the past ten years, I have devoted my energies solely to teaching private lessons. Several of my clarinet, bassoon and oboe students have been accepted into the California All-State Band.

Having played so much, I teach by example. I try to find good things in the student and build on them. I have trained under the best players in the world, and teach only accepted techniques. At the same time, I realize that some techniques take time to learn. I usually will only take one aspect at a time to keep the lesson coherent. An example might be a fingering technique where there are two choices. But one will be preferred for the key signature of the specific piece.

I have been making reeds my whole life, and there is a point in a student's progress where I teach reed making for double reeds, and reed adjustment for single reeds.

I talk to my students. I want to know who they are. And I want them to know who I am. I believe that a lesson works as well as the communication in the lesson.

Music:
Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone

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Approved subjects

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Education

Western Washington University

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Most lessons are half an hour at 35.00 per lesson.

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 15 miles of La Crescenta, CA 91214.


About Bob

I am an experienced woodwind player. My specialties are clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon and flute. I have played for fifty years in many musical environments, including chamber music, studio sessions, military bands, jazz gigs, and symphony orchestras. I have taught lessons for thirty years. In addition to this, I have taken many psychology classes, and have been in the classroom, both music and otherwise, including special education. For ten years (1981-1992) I was the woodwind coach for the Valley Youth Orchestra at California State University, Northridge.

For the past ten years, I have devoted my energies solely to teaching private lessons. Several of my clarinet, bassoon and oboe students have been accepted into the California All-State Band.

Having played so much, I teach by example. I try to find good things in the student and build on them. I have trained under the best players in the world, and teach only accepted techniques. At the same time, I realize that some techniques take time to learn. I usually will only take one aspect at a time to keep the lesson coherent. An example might be a fingering technique where there are two choices. But one will be preferred for the key signature of the specific piece.

I have been making reeds my whole life, and there is a point in a student's progress where I teach reed making for double reeds, and reed adjustment for single reeds.

I talk to my students. I want to know who they are. And I want them to know who I am. I believe that a lesson works as well as the communication in the lesson.

Education

Western Washington University
N/A
Graduate Coursework
N/A
Graduate Coursework

Education

Western Washington University

N/A (Graduate Coursework)

N/A (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Most lessons are half an hour at 35.00 per lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of La Crescenta, CA 91214

Bob’s Subjects

Music:
Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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