Educator

Bruckmann currently teaches oboe at UC Santa Cruz, Davis, and Berkeley, and through his private studio. He has been a visiting artist in academic settings including Stanford, Chapman, Northwestern, Lawrence, Arizona State, UW Milwaukee, UNM Albuquerque, UC San Diego, the SF Conservatory of Music, and the Walden Young Musicians Program. He has also devoted himself to the role of Teaching Artist, working (principally as a member of Quinteto Latino) in hundreds of public schools and community centers.

I am available as a clinician, offering a variety of customizable services for students at high school and college level including:

  • Contemporary performance practice lecture/demonstrations, for oboists and/or composers
  • Chamber music coachings
  • Oboe master classes, on contemporary and/or Common Practice Period repertoire
  • Improvisation workshops, for any instrumentation
  • Talks on Practical Aspects of a Musical Career, covering topics including the nonprofit model, grant-writing, small ensemble self-management, and collaboration strategies

If you are interested in pursuing private lessons – as an oboist, or as an aspiring improviser on any instrument – know that I am always happy to consider taking on new students. I teach out of my North Oakland home studio, close to the Ashby BART station. Long distance lessons may also be viable via Skype.

While I try to make lesson days and times as consistent as possible, my touring and freelancing activities can make scheduling rather erratic – flexibility and understanding will be implied.

My rates are $75/hour. ($40/half hour, or $60/45-minute lessons may prove more appropriate at first for beginners and young players.) If financial pressures are a concern, please don’t hesitate to contact me all the same – I’m always willing to discuss non-monetary bartering possibilities.

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