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.
I know you work hard, but it’s hard on your own. 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
The next 3-month cohort of The Invincible Oboist will start in January 2023. Would you like to join me?
The Invincible Oboist is a unique group coaching program that helps oboists find the ease and joy in their playing. 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 the concrete skills of oboe playing – reeds, air, vibrato, articulation – and ALSO the more creative mindset skills of practicing, problem solving, and performing so that you too can feel invincible.
Your first step is to fill out this brief application – or we can hop on a call if you wish! 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 have seen 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
This is an exceptionally well-organized, well run course that helps one greatly improve, if not master, all the areas that are critical for becoming a well-rounded, independent oboist. The atmosphere is warm, supportive and fun. Jennet is a pleasure to have as a coach and teacher. — Robin
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
Don’t you dare miss this wonderful opportunity to build your oboe and reed skills, interact with like-minded students, get wonderful, helpful positive feedback, and get to surf on the energy of a wonderful group of learners! This course helped me get my groove back and helped me decide that maybe it’s not time for me to hang it all up, that I need to play the oboe for myself and to continue learning new ways of doing old things and to reconsider how I may have gotten in my own way in my learning. It was so refreshing to experience improvements in my playing and reedmaking and to get encouraging feedback. You must not miss doing this! I had so much fun, was challenged, had tons to think about, and found real joy in playing. And, I gained so much confidence. The class is an investment in myself and worth the cost and effort. Do it! — Julie
Monthly payment plans are available, as well as a need-based scholarship – ask me about it!
The course begins with a few sessions on 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. Finding ease in your physical body is paramount.
The next several weeks deal with 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.
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, MSU Professor Nermis Mieses, 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!
Most importantly, this bubble of support will exist for the entire three months. You’ll have a community at your back, you’ll have oboe friends across the country, and all of your past experiences and all of theirs will be on the table for discussion, demystifying, and debriefing. I’ve seen such transformations in everyone who has been through this program, and I want that for you, too!
THIS IS HAPPENING!
This January, we will be off and running with my 3-month online signature program, 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 take the next step so we can see if the program is the right fit for you.
Have you decided? You can hop in and join now.