Hello, welcome, nice to meet you!
I am a dynamic and passionate, multifaceted musician with a diverse background, which includes composition, conducting, teaching (oboe, music theory/aural skills/history), managing an orchestral library and freelance, professional oboe playing in New York City. I am a published author for the International Double Reed Society and have commissioned many new works for the oboe. Faculty - Manhattan School of Music, precollege (Oboe, Theory, Ear-training); Tutor for collegiate level music theory, past students' schools include Mannes, NYU, MSM, Columbia U.
Teaching Style and Philosophy
I am very pleasant and patient. No skill level is turned away; we all have to start somewhere and everyone can learn! I have the ability to distill complex information into a language that can be understood by any skill level. My method of teaching is grounded in the fundamentals, whether we are speaking of playing the oboe, learning theory, history, composition or aural skills. You will learn the techniques necessary to give you the confidence to succeed. I generally ask guided questions so that the learning process comes mostly from within you. I feel this way creates stronger, more capable students who are able to reason out solutions when their tutors cannot be around. Each lesson is tailored to your specific needs; whether it is general improvement, audition/performance preparation, paper writing or general homework.
My teachers have included:
Bert Lucarelli, Ray Still, Jonathan Kelly, Jonathan Blumenfeld, Pat Stenberg
Robert Spano, Louis Lane, Jorma Panula
I look forward to working with you! If you have any question before you start, feel free to ask.
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