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I’m accepting a limited number of students for private and group lessons at my home in Healdsburg, California and on Skype.

The material will vary depending on the student’s interest and experience.

So often I run into oboe players and other symphonic instrumentalists who have heard me play and expressed a desire to explore their music in a context outside the classical tradition, to cultivate flexibility and creativity through improvisation.  I’d like to offer lessons in the fundamentals of improvisation, focusing on how to maintain tone quality, tuning, dynamics and expressive phrasing while improvising, creating original melodies and learning to work within limits.

These lessons are particularly appropriate for musicians with a classical background interested in broadening their musical horizons.

To set up lessons, or get more information please email me at bocalmusic69@gmail.com
You can pay for lessons via PayPal below.


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