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Grace M.

Experienced Music Instructor - Oboe, Piano, and Music Theory

Experienced Music Instructor - Oboe, Piano, and Music Theory

$50/hour

  • 178 hours tutoring

  • Stanton, CA 90680

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! In-studio lessons are currently not available until September 1st, 2017. 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 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.

Music Theory:
I use the Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory books. I do assign homework that includes outside worksheets/activities and unit tests to track student's progress. Lesson time is used to review homework, go over new topics, and complete ear training exercises.

Please contact me with any questions or to get started. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: 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.**
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Stanton, CA 90680
  • 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

History

Music History

Music History

I have Masters and Bachelors degrees in Music Performance. My studies included music history courses in Medieval music through present day. I also completed music history electives on world music, jazz music in America, and an Ethnomusicology course on rap music.

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

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I have a bachelor's and master's in music performance. I've been providing music lessons for 10+ years. I specialize in working with beginning students of all ages learn the basics of ear training.
General Music,

General Music

I've been teaching music for over 10 years, including music history, music theory, and general music. While completing my Masters of Music program at California State University Long Beach, I taught a general music seminar to freshman students.
Music History,

Music History

I have Masters and Bachelors degrees in Music Performance. My studies included music history courses in Medieval music through present day. I also completed music history electives on world music, jazz music in America, and an Ethnomusicology course on rap 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.

Summer

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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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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Grace M.

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