Sunday, October 15, 2006

Recommended Listening

WEST SIDE STORY (in its entirety) by Leonard Bernstein

CONCERTO FOR OBOE by Richard Strauss

" but a dream"
Rebecca Henderson, oboe

Stern and Zuckerman: Double Violin Concertos
with Richard Killmer, oboe

The 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Required Materials

A working oboe
Swab for cleaning (silk is preferable, but cotton is okay)
Vaseline or cork grease
3 or more working reeds at all times
A small canister for soaking reeds in water (or a regular water bottle)
A music stand for practicing at home
An inexpensive metronome/tuner (such as the Boss TU80 for $26)
Sheet Music and Method books as assigned
A large folder and/or three-ring binder for handouts and music
Pencils and erasers
A small mirror (optional)

Most materials are available from local music stores such as Kolacny Music or by mail order from Midwest Musical Imports.

Cancellation Policy

If a lesson needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, a minimum of 24 hours notice is required (emergencies excepted). Please call my cell phone so that I will receive notice of any schedule changes promptly. If it is late at night, email may be the best option.