The oboe is hard. Sometimes the OBOE seems to get in the way of being a MUSICIAN. But I believe that your own artistry, your own magic, is worth reaching for. My specialty is in getting you PAST that oboe struggle, dealing with the mechanical, technical, mental, emotional, and reed issues that are keeping you from your flow, from your oboe ZONE.
Wouldn’t it be great to feel a sense of ABUNDANCE about your reed case? To KNOW, and deeply understand that YOU are the music, and feel confident that you can bring the oboe along with you on your journey, instead of battling it every step of the way?
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 I combine the two to share with YOU the complete picture that all oboists need.
Oh, or did you just need some numbers and objective ideas for your reedmaking? Pick up my FREE Reed Structure Checklist right HERE!
The Invincible Oboist
The Invincible Oboist is a selective online 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, mechanical tools to succeed and get into your Oboe Zone.
In weekly group classes, we separate out and explore all of the various aspects of oboe playing and artistry – Air, Embouchure, Vibrato, Articulation, Reeds, Dynamics, Tension, Fingers – and apply them to your OWN playing and your OWN needs. This program includes plenty of individual attention through one-to-one lessons, Reed Repair Shops, and a warm and supportive private Facebook group.
Book a call with me to see if The Invincible Oboist is the right next step for you – or read more about my next session!
Reeds are not everything – but they ARE important, and it’s great to have support. Reed Club meets online every week so you can work socially on your reeds with a group. You can show us your reed, crow it, or turn your camera so I can watch your scraping technique. I can guide your work, or demonstrate, or philosophize – so you can get to the results you need!
Zero to Reedmaker
This online course for beginning reedmakers will open again in August 2021!
Zero to Reedmaker is a six-week course, combining video lessons with a supportive facebook group and live zoom sessions. You’ll experience:
• Weekly live Q/A classes, in real time on Zoom
• High quality, clearly filmed videos of all techniques, available to watch and rewatch
• Checklists, diagrams, and written directions
• Private, warm Facebook group. Safely post your questions, your reed photos, your videos trying things out
• Access to my quarter century of experience as a professional orchestral oboist, soloist, reedmaker, and teacher
One to One Online Sessions
I am not currently offering weekly lessons. I do, however, have a very limited number of 1:1 Project slots available. Do you have a specific goal, like an audition or a recital performance? Do you want to solve a concrete problem that requires my UNDIVIDED attention on your reeds, your artistry, your air and tension issues? I can help you. Hit me with a call or an email to talk about what you need- we can design a personalized three to six month plan to get you to your goals.
Reed Repair Shop
Don’t you just wish someone would LOOK at your reeds and TELL you how to make them better? I can help. Send me one or three representative reeds that you have made and don’t love. I’ll look at them, give you my impressions, work to improve them, and capture all of this process on video for you to see.
When I send them back to you, they will be analyzed and improved, and you’ll have the advice you need to take you forward!
Oboe Reed Boot Camp/EXTROBOE
Oboe Reed Boot Camp is a LIVE weekend intensive. The next session is August 13-15, 2021, and it is open to FULLY VACCINATED people only.