As the soprano voice of the double reed consort, the oboe enjoys a unique position within the woodwind family. Used primarily in orchestral, concert band, chamber ensembles, or as a solo instrument, the oboe's characteristic tone quality originates from its reed construction - dual pieces of cane lashed to a short-tipped, corked bocal that fits directly into the instrument.

Due to the sensitive nature of this type of reed, the oboe is one of the most difficult instruments in which to achieve a pleasing tone quality. As a more complex instrument to master, most band programs do not introduce oboe until the second year of study, and most oboists begin their musical training on either flute, clarinet, or saxophone. Our oboe instructors at Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy understand the complexity of mastering this instrument and possess the knowledge and experience to help all students - beginner through advanced - achieve their musical goals.


What are the benefits of oboe lessons?

  • One-on-one, individualized instruction tailored to meet your specific needs
  • Our instructors teach proper embouchure, hand position, posture, and correct bad habits that may impede a student's progress
  • Students learn reed-working skills that will prolong reed life and improve intonation and tone quality
  • Students are introduced to oboe literature (solos, etudes, ensembles) written by foremost composers for that instrument


Pellegrino Fine Arts Academy oboe lessons cost $112.00 per month. For your $112.00, you receive four lessons, one per week, each 30 minutes in length. In months with five weeks, we do charge for the fifth week of lessons, bringing your tuition for those months to $140.00. There is a one-time, new student registration fee of $30.00, with a discounted registration fee of $20.00 for each additional family member.

With our program, you are under no obligation to enroll for any "set" period of time - you can begin whenever you like and take as many or as few lessons as you feel necessary. Payment is through our automated billing system and is charged to your choice of credit or debit card on the first of each month for the month in advance.

For further information or to enroll, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 330-498-8400. We look forward to hearing from you!

Available Instructors:

Debbie Elsass
Debbie Elsass