I am a freelance oboist in the Miami area and run a private studio, teaching oboe lessons and reed making from beginner through university levels. I teach classical masterclasses that are uniquely Yoga inspired to encourage musicians to breathe through their art. I live with my husband, Chad Patrick, a freelance percussionist, and we have two daughters, both pursuing careers in the arts. My philosophy of teaching is grounded firmly in my deep practice of Yoga. After studying Yoga for over five years, I have found the two disciplines to be a perfect compliment to one another. Many of my lessons begin with long, deep, calming breaths as I believe that it is the connection to the breath that brings relaxation and awareness to our music, and in our every day lives. My students attend the many local middle, high schools and colleges in South Florida, and many have gone on to study oboe in academies, conservatories and universities.
MM Oboe Performance, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (Sally Bloom, teacher)
BM Oboe Performance, University of Miami (Julian Balogh, teacher)
Miami City Ballet, Sadler Wells Ballet, Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), Miami Dade College Woodwind Quintet, Alhambra Orchestra, Miami Wind Symphony
Private studio, New World School of the Arts, Miami Dade College, Greater Miami Youth Symphony
"Smile, breathe and go slowly."
- Thích Nhất Hạnh