Let me guess. You love the oboe, you love the sound it makes and its role in the orchestra, and you love your own playing when things are going well! But so often, it feels like a STRUGGLE. The reeds, the air, even the instrument itself seems to be out to get you.
We’re all still locked down this winter, but COVID will not last forever. Who do you want to be when we get back to rehearsal? Might THIS be the time to dig in and solve your oboe issues, to work on your skills and get past the struggle? If not now, when?
Imagine what it would feel like…
- If the oboe was easy
- If you could make music instead of FIGHTING the instrument and the reeds
- If you could really get to the ROOT of your technical issues – and solve them!
- If you could feel relaxed and confident in performance
I’m going to run another 3-month session of The Invincible Oboist, starting in April 2021. Would you like to join me?
The Invincible Oboist is a unique group coaching program that helps oboists to find the ease and joy in their playing once more. Through this program you’ll go from feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with the basic STRUGGLE of the oboe to feeling confident and having the mental, physical, and mechanical tools to succeed and get into your Oboe Zone.
THINK ABOUT THIS
What I’ve created is not available anywhere else. As you know, I offer not only reed making mastery but a deep experience and understanding in working with oboe technique and musical training for players at all levels, and in The Invincible Oboist these work together so you can have the complete picture that all oboists need.
In the Invincible Oboist, I’ll work with you to uplevel your skills – reeds, air, vibrato, articulation – so that you too can feel invincible.
Book a call with me – I’d love to talk with you about your oboe challenges and about whether The Invincible Oboist is right for you!
Participants in this program saw some amazing results.
I now feel Invincible and with clear cut direction in my reed making, playing and teaching! I have renewed energy with increased knowledge and skills, and am no longer at a fork in the road! A wonderful feeling!!!!! — Kathy
An easier approach to the instrument, and more confidence in my own capability to play it. The Invincible Oboist will change how you feel about being an oboist. — Susan
Performance anxiety was a big issue for me. Jennet challenged all of us in asking us to post videos on the Facebook page and live videos in front of the group. She provided a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. By doing this, my confidence level increased in performing. — Annette
Three things stand out as a result of taking this course. I learned to manage my air so that I do not feel like I am suffocating after a few measures. I learned about body mapping which helped me with some physical challenges while playing and also help me to manage my air. I also gained the confidence to play in front of others, no matter how simple my songs. The Reed Club aspect has helped me make progress because I work on reeds weekly. — Donna
The Invincible Oboist is a selective online group coaching program. In it, you’ll experience:
- Weekly live classes in real time on Zoom
- Weekly Reed Club meetings, via live video
- Customized attention to YOUR OWN REEDS via my Reed Repair Shop service
- Private, warm Facebook group. Safely post your questions, your reed photos, your videos trying things out
- A loving, supportive community of adult oboists who all want to improve their skills!
- Access to my quarter century of experience as a professional orchestral oboist, soloist, reedmaker, and teacher
- TWO 1:1 coaching calls with me
The course begins with a few sessions on SEPARATING OUT the most important aspects of oboe playing – Air, Articulation, Vibrato, Fingers. We work on identifying our issues with these and systematizing ways to work on them daily, calmly, and non-emotionally.
The next several weeks deal with DEMYSTIFYING the oboe – we look at adjustments to make sure the instrument is in great working order, and cover some specific strategies for the high register and low register.
Throughout our time, we can talk about reeds – independently from oboe playing – during Monday evening Reed Club meetings. We can look at your scraping technique, assess your reed’s crow, zoom in on the precise areas you are working on – and diagnose your reed challenges so you can JUST PLAY.
And once all of those “hard skills” have been addressed, we’ll move into practicing and performance skills – the real creativity of music making!
We’ll have some guest teachers along the way – previous cohorts have worked with such artists as UNLV Professor Stephen Caplan, BSO Principal Oboist Katherine Needleman, EFT tapping coach Jenny Clift, and Alexander Technique specialist Andrew McCann.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to play for each other, in a safe, supportive environment. Some oboists have concerns about performance anxiety – we’ll work on strategies to boost confidence and reduce anxiety!
THIS IS HAPPENING!
This April, we will be off and running with my 3-month online workshop, THE INVINCIBLE OBOIST. There are only a few available spots. This program could be a good fit for you if:
- You feel lonely and isolated as an oboist
- You KNOW you could be playing better and more musically if you could just get some of the STRUGGLE out of the way
- You struggle to identify the CAUSES of your oboe problems. Is it an air problem? Fingers? Reeds? Nerves?
- Just when you think you’ve found your reed stride, you are tripped up and in a slump
- You want the energy of a like-minded and warm oboe community to keep you going and support you!
If this speaks to you, I invite you to book a call so we can talk about this program and see if it’s a fit for you.
Pricing: The next Invincible Oboist program runs from April-June 2021 with an investment of $2400. Three or four month payment plans are available!