Topic: Teaching track - methods - etc for various levels of oboe student
I am trying to hone and streamline my teaching methods and what methods I use with my student at various levels and am looking for advice.
What do you use for various levels of students as far as methods and any supplemental materials?
Middle school students - intermediate
High school - intermediate to advanced
I am finding I and my students who are using Barrett are getting bored quickly (!!!! Gasp). I know it's the 'gold standard' but frankly I need something different for my advanced students other than Barrett. I know they will do it in college and again in grad school (and maybe even again if they choose to go further) so I am trying to avoid Barrett for the advanced ones.
Also I am getting bored with gekeler for the intermediate students. Thoughts on other methods and/or scale books and sight reading other than the aforementioned and Ferling?
Looking for new, creative, exciting oboe methods to change things up for a while. Hope I don't start a firestorm
Professor of Oboe/EH - Youngstown State University
Howland Schools - MS (director of bands); HS (Asst. Dir of Bands, Marching, Symphonic)