Private Oboe Lessons

Private Oboe Lessons With a Classical Orchestral Oboist

Jillian Kouzel is a classical orchestral oboist who holds a position as 3rd Oboe/English Horn with the Lima Symphony Orchestra in Lima, Ohio. She actively performs with the Michigan Philharmonic, Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Dearborn Symphony, Adrian Symphony, Ballet Theatre of Toledo, and the University of Michigan Theatre Department Pit Orchestra as a classical orchestral oboist.


Additionally, she is adjunct oboe faculty at Saginaw Valley State University, teaching 13 applied lessons throughout the semester, covering orchestral, solo, and etude repertoire, reed making, and training on the English horn—one of the oboe's varieties. She also offers private oboe lessons at her studio in Ann Arbor and in Brighton, Michigan. She works with students ranging from beginners to high school level.


Private oboe lessons help a beginning student get a feel for this challenging instrument. In truth, an oboist will spend their life, improving their skill. If you aspire to become a classical orchestral oboist, it's essential to work with an instructor who is at once patient and has high expectations. Your private oboe lessons will require commitment.


As a music educator and professor, Kouzel has a passion for performance and teaching. To that end, she aspires to pursue a lasting career as a classical orchestral oboist as well as offering private oboe lessons to share her passion with students who are excited to put in the work. Your private oboe lessons with Professor Kouzel will inspire you to achieve your musical goals.


Please get in touch via email if you want to private oboe lessons from a professional oboist whose goal is to "promote growth, freedom of expression, and unlock the potential for a successful and fulfilling life."