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How to Avoid and Fix Common Bad Habits on the Oboe

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  • The oboe is a very specialized instrument that greatly benefits from private instruction from a professional. If students don’t have access to a private teacher, they may inadvertently be taught bad habits or incorrect playing techniques. This session will focus on how to prevent and fix those mistakes before they become ingrained habits, and what to do once they already are. The main topics of discussion will be how to teach proper embouchure, correct and appropriate fingerings, and reeds.
  • Heather Winters (
  • 12/20/2019 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • Meeting Room W186
  • Heather Winters is a professional oboe, English Horn, and flute player, and performs all over the Chicago area in bands, orchestras, churches, and musicals in addition to adjudicating for solos, large, and small ensembles. Mrs. Winters has taught private oboe and bassoon lessons and masterclasses for over 21 years and taught K-8 general music in the Chicago suburbs for over 15 years. Mrs. Winters received her Master’s degree in Oboe Performance from Illinois State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University.