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Dr. Miller's Teaching Philosophy

I have been fortunate to study at length with several of the foremost musicians and pedagogues in the field, such as John Ferrillo, John Mack, and Eric Ohlsson.  I developed a deep knowledge, passion, and dedication to music through my studies. I am committed to sharing this knowledge with the next generation of students.  My teaching incorporates topics and techniques ranging from oboe fundamentals, such as tone production, vibrato, embouchure, breathing, and reed making, to more significant musical concepts, such as phrasing, articulation, and historical and theoretical context exploration.  As a teacher, I aim to help each student develop a comprehensive understanding of reed making, the oboe, and music so that playing and performing are as effortless as possible. I have over twenty years of experience teaching students ages 8-54.  I customize my lessons and teaching style to meet your learning style.​


The University of North Carolina Greensboro Oboe Studio is accepting new members! Apply HERE. ​Please contact me to arrange a sample lesson or ask any questions! I look forward to meeting you and hearing you play!



Dr. Courtney Miller


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