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Double the Reed, Double the Fun! Oboe Basics for the Middle and High School Director

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  • It is not uncommon to be tentative about starting an oboe player if you are a middle and/ or high school director as the oboe is among the most challenging instruments to teach and learn. This session will provide a refresher on oboe basics and will present new ideas that will help to select, educate and motivate your future oboists. Topics include selecting your oboists, reed basics, embouchure development, air support, assembly, hand position and instrument selection, among others.
  • Katherine Ross (
  • 12/17/2014 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Meeting Room W181
  • Katherine Ross is currently an employee for the Virginia Beach City Public School System. In addition to her strong private oboe studio, Katherine teaches beginning oboe camps in the Virginia Beach, VA and Chesapeake, VA school systems. She holds her Master of Music Education from Old Dominion University and her Bachelor of Music Education from the West Virginia University School of Music. Katherine is a current NAfME and IDRS member and has presented "Double the Reed, Double the Fun" at the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference. Ms. Ross currently performs with the Virginia Wind Symphony under the direction of Mr. Dennis Zeisler.