Starting Age: 8 and Up
One-on-One Music Lessons
30-Minute, 45-Minute or 60-Minute Music Lessons
All oboe lessons are taught as private, one-on-one music instruction and are available in lengths of 30, 45, and 60 minutes. We suggest kids and teenagers begin with 30-minute lessons and progress to longer lengths as your teacher recommends. For adults who have some previous experience, we recommend starting with 45- or 60-minute lessons.
Oboe Lessons for Kids & Teenagers
Due to the demands of playing the oboe, we recommend that students be at least 8 years old before starting lessons. Beginning students are first taught how to make a good sound on a double reed since it is different from other reed instruments. After obtaining a good sound and embouchure, students will move forward learning proper instrument assembly, hand placement, fingerings, music reading, posture, breath control, and more.
Oboe Lessons for Adults
Don’t feel intimidated if you’ve never played an oboe – we love new students! Beginning adult students will learn the basics of playing the oboe, while intermediate and advanced lessons will focus on breath control and support, posture, tonal quality, finger dexterity, articulation, hand position, sound production, and music theory.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS FAQ
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Baltimore School of Music offers flexible enrollment, so students can start and end anytime during the school year.
Once you register, your music lessons occur each week with the same teacher, day, and time.
Baltimore School of Music welcomes students of all levels, from beginners to advanced musicians. Our teachers are passionate about helping you reach your goals, regardless of your experience.
Our dedicated administrative staff will match you with the best music teacher depending on your availability, previous experience, and what you’re looking for in music lessons.
Baltimore School of Music carries a comprehensive selection of instruments, books, and accessories students can purchase for their music lessons. We have top-of-the-line acoustic pianos in our classrooms for students to use for music lessons. For all other instruments, students need to bring their own instrument to their lessons.