1. Take trial lessons with at least 3 different teachers. Sample and choose and never feel bad if you think you need to move on. This is not a charity, it’s your musical future. You always have a right to find a better fit. 2. Figure out who the best teacher is, not who is the most famous. We...
This is a big decision lots of people are making about college right now. Some things to consider: 1. Take trial lessons and assess who the best teacher is - i.e. who makes you sound the best? Not who is the best player, or the most famous, or the most entertaining. I missed so many great...
Majoring in music can be good and bad. For the college students I know best at Oberlin, they get a lot out of it. They’re challenged, they work hard, they get better, they have meaning and community, they have fun, and they get tons of customized support. I’ve watched them grow as people and...
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I teach bassoon, practice, and soundpainting at Oberlin Conservatory.