Topic: Alternative methods to keep oboe students interested
I have a large private studio - mainly high school students. Every one of them have lost interest in method books after finishing Gekeler with their teacher previous to me. Every one of them has come to despise Gekeler and are not fond of the Rubank adv. volume 1 either.
What alternatives do you all use for upper level high school students who you do not want to put in Barrett? I too, came to hate Gekeler in my oboe upbringing.
All suggestions are appreciated. I want them to enjoy working out of a method book and not look at it as a bore, which is what they all feel right now about method books.
Professor of Oboe/EH - Youngstown State University
Howland Schools - MS (director of bands); HS (Asst. Dir of Bands, Marching, Symphonic)