Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Lessons now offered at Parlando School for the Arts in Boulder!

I am pleased to join the faculty of the Parlando School for the Arts in Boulder! A welcome party will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, December 17 in the Recital Hall located on the Southwest corner of the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St. in Boulder. I will perform a few solos and there will be refreshments for all. Students will be able to meet me and sign up for lesson times beginning in January. Please come and join the celebration!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Performance Anxiety

A friend of mine from college wrote up this outline on performance anxiety. I think it offers some good advice.

Thanks, Trevor!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Lesson Locations Updated

Oboe lessons are available in Denver at the Broadway Music School and now also in Lafayette at the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts! You can schedule weekly lessons by contacting these Colorado community music schools directly.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Here are a couple of performances that make me want to get back in the practice room and try those excerpts a few more times:

Chris Bliss on YouTube

Anthony Gatto on YouTube

The first is inspiring because I love the artistry and timing of it. Simple. Beautiful.

The second is inspiring because it shows a legend educating, performing, having fun. Love it.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Freeware Metronomes

I just realized last week that freeware metronomes are available online! I still think it is good to have one that you can carry with you, but I downloaded this one in order to have access to the "tap feature" which I use to find out the tempo of a particular recording. I chose it because it was the first one I found that was Mac compatible. There are even more options for PC users.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

No Comment...

Another gem from Garrison Keillor which needs no introduction:

Summer Music Camp

Be sure to click "Listen" instead of reading the script!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Opera on YouTube

I am excited that opera is top rated for the month on YouTube!

Paul sings Nessun Dorma

Friday, June 08, 2007

Online fingering charts for oboe

Lost your fingering chart? Got a tricky tremolo?

Click Here!

Use the "basic" fingerings whenever possible.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Another EXPERT oboe interview

Tune in to hear the latest oboe sensation, Liang Wang of the New York Philharmonic.

Oboist Liang Wang: His Reeds Come First

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tips from an EXPERT!

I just found this lovely site which allows you to listen to expert oboist Rebecca Henderson any time, day or night! My current favorite is "Melody."

Friday, April 06, 2007


Tenly teaches private lessons in Denver. Arrangements can be made for other areas of Colorado if three or more students in the area are interested in coordinating schedules for lessons. Alternatively, mileage may be added to the lesson fee for a single student unable to come to Denver for lessons.