John Speers


I started playing the oboe when I was 12 and it was just love from the first moment! I loved the rich, beautiful tone that an oboe produced and wished to produce that gorgeous sound myself. During high school, I played with the San Francisco Youth Orchestra and the Young People's Symphony Orchestra of Berkeley. I studied with Nancy Ambrose King at the University of Michigan, where I just graduated this year. Teaching has always been one of my main passions and I love to help students and teach them about the beauty of music. Music is an irreplaceable resource that makes a difference in your life, whether you choose to be a professional musician or not. Playing a unique instrument, such as the oboe, will take you places and you will be very highly valued in society! I hope you decide to contact me for lessons, as I love meeting new students and teaching them about the magic of the oboe!

37.8929461, -122.1178261

Lafayette, CA (94549)

Full Name:
John Speers
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Instrument/Voice Types Taught:
Oboe, English Horn
Age Ranges:
Middle School
High School
All Ages

Bachelors in oboe performance from University of Michigan, '11

Years Teaching:
Lesson Rate:
$35/hour, $20/half-hour
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