“My philosophy of being a successful teacher is to obtain the qualities of being devoted, skillful, organized, sensitive, and knowledgeable. ”
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1. Personal: My philosophy of being a successful teacher is to obtain the qualities of being devoted, skillful, organized, sensitive, and knowledgeable. During a student’s lesson, I believe that he or she is the most important matter within the teacher’s moment. I should devote myself to the needs of a student and be able to provide solutions to his or her challenges. I also believe that a teacher never stops learning. Studying and practicing new literature, attending seminars, reading books, and performing regularly will provide useful needs of each student, and increase the variety of designing personal lessons. Being purposeful and organized will facilitate the maximum experience in music learning for students. By demonstrating examples, articulating musical and technical knowledge, and problem-solving, I am confident to guide them to grow and discover their potential while studying with me. Lastly, I relish my belief in building trust with my students. Maintaining a good relationship will enhance a friendly environment and uphold the possibilities of improvements. 2. Musical: Being a great performer is to always play the oboe beautifully with confidence, love and honesty. Music serves as a medium to comfort people and relates to personal experiences. I believe it is a musician’s responsibility to understand the piece he or she is playing thoroughly and to incorporate appropriate musical characters to create an inspiring performance. It is, too, for students to release their personal emotions through a healthy medium, creating a safe space for them to voice up and comfort them. 3. Technical: Being a great performer needs to be skillful to play the oboe beautifully and musically. In my opinion, playing with ease, control, flexibility, and mobility provides accountability to demonstrate a musician’s technique. These aspects give him or her the tools to be able to perform a wide range of oboe literature and to convey music expressively. Another significant point is to be creative in one’s practice sessions. I believe musicians are creators who curiously explore practicing as an enjoyable process. By thinking through and analyzing a problem, this method guides us to solve it internally with the potential of finding your concept of playing the oboe. 4. Reeds: Reeds are essential because they are the most important factor in producing a sound out of the oboe. Before starting reed making, I believe taking good care of your tools is exceptionally significant. They are expensive and delicate. If they are in good condition, you will be enjoying reed making process with consistent and excellent results. A student will need to comprehend the concepts of reed making procedure. His or her reeds should be played with efficiency and ease while obtaining the quality of sounding deep and creamy.
Name: Teresa (Full name will be provided upon registration)
I graduated from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in May, 2022, as a student of Professor Linda Strommen, receiving Master of Music in Oboe Performance. I started learning oboe since 10 years old. After immigrated to Canada in 2010, I began my study with the former principal oboist of the Vancouver Symphony, Roger Cole, for 2 years, preparing for music school applications. I got accepted to the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, studying under the tutelage of Katherine Needleman, the principal oboist of the Baltimore Symphony. In 2017, I earned my Bachelor of Music in oboe performance and was the recipient of the Richard Franko Goldman Prize in Performance. I began studying with three renown teachers at the Bard Conservatory of Music, with Elaine Douvas, the principal oboe of the Metropolitan Opera, Melissa Hooper, the assistant principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony, and Alexandra Knoll. The school provided full scholarship and stipend. Under the studies for 2 years, I received the Advanced Performance Studies diploma in 2019. There are a couple of the highlighted moments throughout the years of studying at schools. In 2016, I got selected as a student soloist to perform in Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante with two of my colleagues, bassoonist Phillip Kolker, and the famous pianist and conductor, Leon Fleisher. I was also a substitute member who frequently performed with the Orchestra Now in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2018, I was invited to serve as the oboe faculty at the Bard Summer Camp. I also got the opportunity to record several contemporary composers’ pieces. In 2017, I was the principal oboe of the Peabody Symphony, recording Aaron Jay Kernis Flute Concerto with Marina Piccinini under Leonard Slatkin’s baton. I attended the New Music Ensemble in 2019, performing and recording Tansy Davies’s Falling Angel, P.Q. Phan’s Poeme et Danes concertante, etc. In 2021, I also collaborated with Daniel Cueto, performing his reed quintet, Amaru, at the Indiana University.
- World Classical Music Awards, 2022 (Gold prize in Baroque and Romantic categories.) - New York Golden Classical Music Awards, 2022 (First prize in professional division.) - Las Conchillas International music Competition, 2022 (Third prize in professional division.) - Medici International Music Competition, 2022 (Third prize in professional division.) - Richard Franko Goldman Prize in Performance, 2017
Rates and Studio Policies
Registration Fee: $25.00 (One-time lifetime registration fee may be used by all family members)
Rates for instruction:
30 minute private lesson: $39.00
45 minute private lesson: $49.00
60 minute private lesson: $59.00
Travel charge: additional $15.00 per visit (for lessons in a client's home as opposed to my studio)
1. Cancellation Policy
Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.
2. Cessation (quitting) Policy
A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.
3. Illness Policy
Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.
BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.
No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.
4. Rescheduling Policy
Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.
Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy
Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.
It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.
5. Evaluation Period
There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).
Lessons in your home
Teresa is available to teach in your home if you are located in the following areas
Teresa can provide online instruction. While other platforms are possible BAH strongly recommends the use of the Zoom video conferencing platform as it is optimized for music lessons and audio quality.
Teresa 's Studio Location
Teresa offers lessons from her studio. Please note that map locations are based on the postal code of the teachers studio. address will be released to you if needed.