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Gina Pontoni

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Bachelor of Music, Temple University, Philadelphia

Updated November, 2010

I love teaching enthusiastic oboists of all ages and abilities. Since the oboe is one of the most challenging instruments and not for the faint hearted, I suggest beginning at the age of (about) 10 years old. In addition to learning the oboe, my students learn reed making and reed adjustment techniques since 70% of what comes out of the oboe is determined by the reed.

About me:
I attended the Manhattan School of Music, and The Juilliard School of Music (New York City) under Dr Joseph Robinson (Principal Oboist, New York Philharmonic) before receiving my Bachelor of Music degree from Temple University under Richard Woodhams, (Prinicpal Oboist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.) I have performed in many orchestras around the world, most recently, as Principal Oboe with Opera Australia and Second Oboe with the The Sydney Symphony Orchestra. You will also hear me on many motion picture film scores and television commericals.

I have 25 years of teaching experience and equally enjoy both new and advanced students. I teach all lessons out of my home so we have access to my reed making equipment and the tools required to adjust students’ reeds and instruments.

If you are curious about the oboe or interested in learning, feel free to ring me. We can discuss whether the the oboe is the right instrument choice for yourself or your child.

These details were last updated on November 9, 2010