Ryan Zwahlen

In the summer of 2014 I relocated from Southern California to the Bay Area. Since arriving in the Bay Area I've performed numerous times with the Pacific Chamber Symphony, Santa Rosa Symphony, California Symphony, Merced Symphony, One Found Sound, Pied Piper Players, among many others. While in SoCal, I performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic multiple times, recorded and performed with the San Diego Symphony, and performed with many other orchestras, ballets, and operas. I was Principal Oboe of Orchestra Nova in San Diego and Co-Principal Oboe of the California Chamber Orchestra in Temecula. I've had concerto appearances with the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, Les Sauvages Americains, and Definiens.

An avid chamber musician, I have been a member of the Vientos Trio (winner of the 2011 Beverly Hills Auditions), West Coast Wind Quintet (Finalist in the 2013 San Diego Chamber Music Competition), Definiens, Santa Monica Symphony Wind Quintet, and many more.

I have studied oboe with Nancy Ambrose King (University of Michigan), Martin Shuring (Arizona State University), and Marion Kuszyk (Los Angeles Philharmonic).

I teach out of my home in Redwood City and travel to Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, San Carlos, Belmont, and Woodside. I also teach out of the Mid Peninsula Music Academy (http://www.midpenmusicacademy.com/) in Redwood City.

37.4847955, -122.228141

Redwood City, CA (94062)

Full Name:
Ryan Zwahlen
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Music Styles:
Instrument/Voice Types Taught:
Oboe / English horn
Age Ranges:
Middle School
High School

University of Illinois - Bachelor of Music Education and Oboe Performance
Arizona State University - Master of Music Oboe Performance
UCLA - Doctorate of Musical Arts (ABD) Oboe Performance

Years Teaching:
Lesson Rate:
$75/hr $65/45min $55/30min additional for travel
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