EducationI received a B.A. in French and Music from Skidmore College in 2010. I spent one year abroad in Paris, where I studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique and the Sorbonne, and interned at a contemporary music studio La Muse en Circuit. As an oboe student, I was a Filene Scholar and gave multiple solo and ensemble performances each year. I gave a senior oboe recital and wrote a senior thesis in French about 20th century experimental literature and music. I also graduated cum laude and I am a member of the National French Honor Society Pi Delta Phi.
ExperienceTeaching experience: I've tutored French students of all ages in Austin, from beginner to advanced levels. I also currently teach private French, ESL, and oboe courses, using a variety of exercises, games, and songs in my sessions. I spent 2011-2012 teaching English as an assistante de langue in three primary schools outside of Paris and giving private ESL tutoring. I worked with people ages 5 to 70 to improve their reading, writing, and conversational English skills through music, games, and activities. I have been screened and approved by the UT Austin French department to tutor French, and I am a screened and approved private oboe instructor in Round Rock ISD and Leander ISD.
French experience: I have been studying French for over 15 years. I lived in Paris for two years and Montreal for one summer. I have had multiple French-speaking job positions, including my music internship at La Muse en Circuit, customer service, and my teaching jobs in France. I have been screened and approved by the UT Austin French department to tutor French.
Music experience: I studied oboe performance as well as music theory and history at Skidmore, the Ecole Normale de Musique and the Conservatoire de Paris. I was principal oboist in the music ensemble Oya Kephale in Paris, and I am currently principal oboist of the Austin Civic Orchestra. I also make and adjust reeds, a skill that I'd be happy to include in lessons. I am a screened and approved private oboe instructor in Round Rock ISD and Leander ISD.
HobbiesI love to read and write, go out to see live music, dance, hike on the greenbelt, and eat at the great restaurants and food trailers in Austin!
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