Woodwind Lessons & Classes at MacPhail

MacPhail offers individualized instruction on Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Saxophone.

MacPhail’s believes that musicians (of all ages) can best develop their artistic potential in a supportive, non-judgmental and motivating musical environment. Woodwinds are versatile instruments effective in any musical style. We offer individual instruction, group classes, and ensembles. Our faculty are experts and bring decades of professional experience and dedication to teaching. Together with this instruction, MacPhail’s master classes, jam sessions, and performance opportunities offer students a myriad of playing opportunities.

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Opportunities to enhance your experience at MacPhail

Teacher and a student sitting next to each other. The teacher is talking and the student is playing oboe.

I decided that I wanted to be a music teacher in the middle of an eighth-grade band concert. We had practiced our piece every day for months. And every day, the trumpet section played the part at letter C wrong. Mr. Thorin would rehearse the part with us, we’d play it correctly, and we’d move on. On the night of the concert, we were all apprehensive as we approached letter C…we nailed it! Mr. Thorin beamed. He was elated. Right then and there, I decided that I wanted that joy in my life’s work. It never occurred to me that one might feel this sense of satisfaction doing anything other than teaching music. This sense of pride in my student’s progress in a constant in my life.

Nina Olsen, MacPhail Woodwinds Teaching Artist

Meet Our Woodwinds Faculty

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