Music is an essential part of a well-rounded education and crucial for brain development for young and old.
Studies consistently show that children who learn to play an instrument develop stronger math and language skills than those who don't.
Children who enjoy playing an instrument are also happier, more confident and more creative throughout their life.
Music education is a gift that your children will cherish forever.
Source: Psychological Science Journal, Vol. 14, No. 6, December 2005)/NAMM Foundation.
Oboe /English Horn Lessons
Maria Tavani holds a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University where she studied with esteemed oboist Dr. Eric Ohlsson. She has performed as an oboist and English horn player with the Tuscaloosa Symphony in Alabama as well as the Meridian Symphony in Mississippi. A lover of chamber music, Maria has collaborated with many other musicians in woodwind quartets and quintets, a reed quintet, as well as quartets and quintets for oboe and strings.
She has several years of experience teaching middle and high school students the skills needed to play and engage with music through the oboe, as well as the basics of reed-making. Her teaching philosophy involves instilling a good foundation of technique and fundamentals, inspiring exploration of and curiosity for all forms of music, and nurturing each student’s musical interpretation and expression.
Although oboe and English horn are Maria’s primary instruments, she also enjoys playing piano, accordion, ukulele, and singing. Maria moved to the Seattle area very recently with her husband and is enjoying the beauty and vibrancy of the Pacific Northwest.
Also know as the English Horn
We'll use this time to get a feel for the relationship and see if the instructor-student fit is right for you. If it in't you can ask for another teacher and that first lesson is free also. Your first lessons with each teacher are free until you find one you like.