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Grace M.

Long Beach, CA

$50/hour

Experienced Oboe and Piano Instructor

Background check passed as of 12/15/15
5.0 average from 9 ratings
Nice and patient.
— Timothy, Fullerton, CA on 8/18/16

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University of Hartford
Music Performance
California State University, Long Beach
Master's

Education

University of Hartford (Music Performance)

California State University, Long Beach (Master's)

About Grace

Grace holds a Master's Degree in Oboe Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of music at California State University, Long Beach. At the Cole Conservatory she had the privilege of studying oboe and English horn with Carolyn Hove. Her Bachelor's Degree, also in Oboe Performance, is from the Hartt School of Music of the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. While there she studied with oboist Humbert Lucarelli.

Grace has extensive experience teaching private and group lessons, including lessons in Piano, English Horn and reed making. Her students have gone on to win scholarships and place in honor orchestras. Currently, her students hold the top spots in nTyme's (North Torrance Youth Musicians Ensemble) Chamber Orchestra.

Locally, Grace has performed with the Dana Point Symphony, Symphony Irvine, as well as other groups around Southern California. Previously, she was a long time member of the Cheshire Symphony.

Whether you choose to take lessons online, in my studio in Long Beach, or in your home, I strive to make each lesson engaging, informative, and fun! Students are expected to practice in-between lessons and come to lessons prepared with their instrument and music. I also encourage students to bring any music that they're interested in learning to their lessons.

Oboe:
I start my oboe students off using the Rubank Oboe Method. It provides them with a solid foundation of scales and rhythmic patterns, while also incorporating folk songs and duets for lyrical study. As the student progresses, other method books will be recommended based on the student's interests and level. Solo repertoire is also assigned based on student's level of playing. Students are also encouraged to bring their school music to lessons for review and also to seek out music that interests them.

Piano:
For my piano students I use the Piano Adventures series of lesson books. At each level they incorporate scales, etudes, music reading music theory, and rhythmic exercises to ensure the student has a solid musical foundation that they can apply to any other instrument they might take up in the future. I also try to incorporate games and activities into the lesson for my younger students to keep them engaged in learning. I also encourage students to bring any music that interests them into their lessons.

Please contact me with any questions or to get started. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
Grace holds a Master's Degree in Oboe Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of music at California State University, Long Beach. At the Cole Conservatory she had the privilege of studying oboe and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Other lesson rates available: 30 mins - $30 45 mins - $40 **Please note that a $10 travel charge will be added to the rates listed above for lessons in a student's home.**

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Long Beach, CA 90814
Background Check: Passed

"Nice and patient."

- Timothy, Fullerton, CA on 8/18/16
Music:
Oboe,
Piano

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Oboe

I have a bachelor's and master's in oboe performance. I've been providing private lessons for 8 years and my students have gone on to win scholarships and place in honor orchestras. I enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities. Lessons in English Horn and Reed making also available.

Piano

I have a bachelor's and master's in music performance. I've been providing music lessons for 8 years. I specialize in helping beginning piano students gain a firm musical foundation, focusing on technique, rhythm, and music theory.

University of Hartford
Music Performance
California State University, Long Beach
Master's

Education

University of Hartford (Music Performance)

California State University, Long Beach (Master's)

Nice and patient. — My brother is just learning to read music but she was very patient with him and tried her best to help him out. Oboe is such a hard instrument but she makes it easier for him to learn! ...

— Timothy, Fullerton, CA on 8/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Other lesson rates available: 30 mins - $30 45 mins - $40 **Please note that a $10 travel charge will be added to the rates listed above for lessons in a student's home.**

Travel policy

Grace will travel within 20 miles of Long Beach, CA 90814.