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Grace M.

Experienced Music Instructor - Oboe, Piano, and Music Theory

Experienced Music Instructor - Oboe, Piano, and Music Theory

$60/hour

  • 756 hours tutoring

About Grace


Bio

I hold a Master's Degree in Oboe Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of music at California State University, Long Beach. At the Cole Conservatory I had the privilege of studying oboe and English horn with Carolyn Hove. My 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 I studied with oboist Humbert Lucarelli.

I have extensive experience teaching private and group lessons, including...

I hold a Master's Degree in Oboe Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of music at California State University, Long Beach. At the Cole Conservatory I had the privilege of studying oboe and English horn with Carolyn Hove. My 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 I studied with oboist Humbert Lucarelli.

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

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

Whether you choose to take lessons online or in your home, I strive to make each lesson engaging, informative, and fun! Students are expected to practice 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


Education

University of Hartford
Music Performance
California State University, Long Beach
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: Other lesson rates available: Online: 30 mins - $30 45 mins - $45
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/10/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Piano

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.

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Piano

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.

Music

Music Theory,

Music Theory

I have a bachelor's and master's in music performance. I've been providing music lessons for 8 years. I specialize in working with students of all ages learn the basics of music theory, and have tutored students preparing for the MTAC Certificate of Merit Theory Exam, AP Music Theory, college entry exams, and first year college classes.
Oboe,

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

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.

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Piano

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


patient

Grace is such of professional and well prepared piano teacher she is Very patient and I highly recommend!My son really enjoyed the piano lessons with Grace and learned a lot !

Vanessa, 65 lessons with Grace

Excellent

My son loved having Grace as his tutor. She helped him enjoy playing the oboe. He said he would give her an 11 out of 10. He continued to practice after lesson and was inspired. Grace is very knowledgeable, patient and kind.

Nick , 26 lessons with Grace

Great teacher

Grace M was wonderful with my daughter. She listened to her and gave constructive feedback and tips on how to improve. We are looking forward to the next lesson.

John, 16 lessons with Grace

Good teaching skills

Great tutor. On time and flexible. Excellent communication as well. My daughter likes her teaching skills. Techniques are good.

Russ, 81 lessons with Grace

Great first lesson

My daughter is new to Oboe in school band. She has never played an instrument before. Grace taught her four new notes and even a song in 30 minutes! Now we have more to work with than just school notes.

Amy, 23 lessons with Grace

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, 22 lessons with Grace
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$60/hour

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Response time: 8 hours