This website has resources for you to learn how to make reeds. In addition, I offer live reed making lessons and oboe lessons on Skype, Zoom, or any other platform. Send a message in the contact form at the bottom of the page for more information. Click on the drop down menu to select the amount of lesson time you would like. You can also email me at ihateoboereeds [at] gmail [dot] com.
Half hour lesson: $30
45 minute lesson: $35
One hour lesson: $40
Traditionally, music students meet with their teachers once a week to cover all their repertoire, scales, and etudes, and then they are on their own to practice the other six days of the week. Most of what students learn is done by themselves, without their teacher listening. I try to teach in a way that shows students how to learn on their own. During lessons I ask students to self-reflect on what is helping them improve so that they can make the most out of their own practice time.
My teaching experience includes private lessons on oboe, reed making, saxophone, and piano and leading group music classes for students ages 5–16. In addition to my performance degrees, I received a Concentration in Music-in-Education from New England Conservatory which included two teaching internships and several pedagogy classes. Additionally, I have presented reed making classes at the Yale School of Music and musical instrument history classes for several different departments at Yale University including the Center for Engineering and Innovative Design, the School of Forestry, the Department of Music, and more.
I was an oboe teaching assistant while a student at the Yale School of Music, piano faculty at The Conservatory for Music and Dance in Eagleville, PA, and the woodwind instructor at the Siena Summer Session Music Festival in Siena, Italy in 2014. My two teaching internships were at MusicLaunch, an "innovative community-minded music education lab," where I taught weekly music classes to students in the greater Boston area.
While a student at the New England Conservatory, I was a research assistant for the Center for Music-in-Education for a study on the benefits of arts education. I have also taught several interactive guest programs for schools, libraries, and orchestras in the greater Philadelphia, Boston, and New Haven areas and have maintained small teaching studios in the New Haven and Philadelphia.Follow us on social media:
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Check out TimothyFeil.com for more information about my performance and teaching history.