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$120 Early Bird Director Rate
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Through Dec.15th
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Common Pitfalls of Teaching Oboe Students

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  • It is common for even the most highly qualified and successful music educator to be stumped by the struggles of their oboe students. Most times, this is by no fault of the student but rather caused by the “mysterious” reed and/or instrument. Learn the most common problems for young oboists from elementary to high school will be and how you, the teacher, can help. Presented by Briana Tarby, Co-Principal Oboist of the US Coast Guard Band.
  • Briana Tarby (briana.tarby@gmail.com)
  • 12/21/2017 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W179
  • Briana Tarby began as the Co-Principal Oboe of the United States Coast Guard Band in New London, CT in September 2012. She is also a frequent performer with the Symphony Orchestras of New Haven, Eastern Connecticut, Wallingford, and Cape Cod, and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Prior to moving to Connecticut, Briana was accepted as an Oboe Fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. She received her Master of Music from Mannes School of Music and Bachelor of Music from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and won concerto competitions at both schools. She has also performed concertos with the Colts Neck Community Band (NJ) and recently the US Coast Guard Band, which was conducted by Col Jason Fettig, Director of "The President's Own" Marine Band. Briana has spent summers studying at Interlochen, Brevard and Aspen. Her primary teachers are Elaine Douvas, Roger Roe, Linda Strommen, and Andrew Adelson. She has also studied extensively with Nathan Hughes, Jeannette Bittar, and Daniel Stolper. Briana has an active teaching studio in Connecticut and is frequently invited to present clinics at schools around the state. She also holds a small business selling quality prepared oboe cane to advanced college and high school oboe students.
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