For Students

    Are you interested in taking oboe lessons but don't have an oboe teacher?    Fill out and submit the new student information form and we'll try our best to connect you with an oboe specialist teacher/performer for lessons ASAP.  Our network of oboe specialist teachers includes oboists with impressive backgrounds performing in major symphony orchestras and are graduates of and teachers at fine teaching institutions. They want to help YOU become a better oboe player! This is your chance to learn more about the oboe with lessons from an experienced oboe teacher/performer.  We'll do our best to connect you with someone in your community for in-person lessons,  but please note that online lessons might be the only option available.

    It the mission of the OboeForEveryone network to provide lessons to anyone wanting to learn how to play the oboe,  regardless of their ability to pay. If you are unable to pay for lessons,  we can find you a teacher who will teach you for free. We also have teachers willing to teach for reduced rates if a student is unable to pay full price but can contribute something for lessons. Some teachers are also willing to barter lessons in exchange for having a student help with tasks such as oboe cane preparation,  lawn work (mowing, raking, etc), etc. If you want to learn oboe,  we can work something out! Please note that for students who are interested in taking lessons and who are able to pay the full rate of a teacher,  we ask that you please do so!  We are certainly not in this profession to get rich,  but the work we do as teachers and performers is how we put food on our tables and support our families. This is not like "" where you can get "bargain" or sale price lessons; discounted lessons are only for those with demonstrated need. 

How does this all work?

When a student signs up for lessons,  I compare their information with the list of teachers in the network.  If I can place a student with a teacher in their community for in-person lessons, I'll try that first.  If online lessons are the only option,  I look through the response forms to find a teacher whose criteria fits the student best (level of playing, ability to take online lessons, etc, etc). If there is more than one teacher that fits the criteria,  I connect teacher/student on a "first come, first served" basis.  The teacher who signed up first gets the first opportunity to teach the student. Pretty simple and absolutely fair in my opinion.

Please realize that I do not receive any money from this service;  I simply connect students and teachers. For those learning  online,  I encourage you to protect yourself and use a secure payment system, such as Paypal to set up any funding. 

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns that you may have:


Dr. Christa Garvey
Associate Professor of Oboe
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

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