Private Instruction (in-person or online)

Dr. Joseph Wenda has nearly a decade of private teaching experience with dozens of successful current and former oboe students throughout the country. Notable student achievements include winning auditions for professional orchestra positions, large scholarships and assistantships at prestigious schools of music, winning auditions for various All-State bands/orchestras, and high placements at All-State solo and ensemble competitions.

Dr. Wenda's teaching style varies from student to student depending on their personality, musical goals, and career trajectory. Lessons commonly include diagnoses of oboe/reed physical adjustment, check-ups on a healthy regimen of fundamentals practice, and guided observations of musicality in solo repertoire.

The rate for private lessons (in-person or online) is $65/week for a 1 hour lesson and reeds at no additional cost. Lessons may occur in-person in Eugene, or anywhere with a stable online connection via Zoom. Interested parties please reach out via the contact form. Thank you.


Killington Music Festival

Killington Music Festival features inspired chamber music performances in the heart of Vermont’s gorgeous Green Mountains. Considered the essence of collaborative musical partnership, chamber music develops crucial skills required of every well-rounded musician. It is KMF’s belief that cultivating these skills in various forms maximizes the musician’s overall music-making experience.

The festival offers a curriculum that unites the different facets of chamber music. Resident Artists will work with KMF’s guest artists and esteemed faculty, hailing from many of the country’s most prestigious universities and conservatories, through private lessons, small ensemble coachings, studio classes, masterclasses, sectionals and score reading sessions, in addition to having performance opportunities. The supportive environment at KMF encourages active cooperation and the open exchange of musical ideas.

Oboe applicants benefit from four private lessons, four studio classes, eight ensemble coachings, and at least one public masterclass performance over the course of the festival. With weekly recitals, outreach concerts, and special events, there are numerous performance opportunities for all resident artists to share their solo and chamber achievements.

KMF occurs from late June to late July every summer in Killington, Vermont. Scholarships are available! For more information, please contact Dr. Wenda directly and/or check out the KMF website, https://www.killingtonmusicfestival.org/

Happy students at Killington Music Festival
Joseph Wenda works with oboe student at Killington Music Festival