of playing with
Joy and Ease
October 6th 4:30 pm (CST)
Erin's passion for the oboe, her musical expertise, and her enthusiasm shine through in her teaching.
My daughter began learning the oboe this year at school. Private lessons with Erin did so much to advance my daughter's interest in the oboe and to increase her love of music. We will definitely continue learning with Erin!
Erin always goes above what
you would expect.
Erin is an exceptional human. I feel so blessed to have someone with such skill and passion for the oboe teaching my son. Not only has she taught him how to play the oboe, but she has taught him about many things that are necessary in life, such as time management, to be accountable, to persevere, and to dream big. Erin always goes above what you would expect. Erin is supportive, respectful, nurturing, kind hearted and has a spirit that shines! We are so grateful to know her.
Erin has a rare skill in cultivating in students an unbridled love and enthusiasm for music.
In my capacity as Music Director of the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, I’ve had the good fortune to see the impact of Erin’s pedagogy and coaching. In addition to amazing young oboe players she teaches being members of the orchestra, Erin also coaches our wind section. Erin has a rare skill in cultivating in students an unbridled love and enthusiasm for music along with a solid technical foundation. I recommend Erin without hesitation. If you work with Erin, you’ll have a ton of fun and get really great at the oboe at the same time.
...sounds like ideal university program!
This sounds like the ideal university program yet is quite hard to achieve, for a hundred reasons, in universities. Wonderful that you are building your own structure and inviting players to join you
Erin's approach is thoroughly encouraging and supportive:
the student's needs come first.
I could not imagine a better teacher for my kids than Erin. From the very first lesson, they felt at ease and confident that they were in good hands. Erin's approach is thoroughly encouraging and supportive: the student's needs come first. She is also so very talented and knowledgable, with deep, valuable experience in performance in many genres. If a student (like my youngest) decides to pursue oboe performance as a career, Erin would be a great instructor to work with. Last but not least, Erin is fun! No matter the mood my kids were in before their lessons, they left in a buoyant and motivated frame of mind.
Hi, my name is Erin Brophey
Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
University of Saskatchewan
I am deeply involved in chamber music performances, having participated in various summer festivals and educational initiatives. Currently, I am a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan, a Woodwind Coach for the Saskatoon Youth Orchestra, and co-direct a community double-reed band named Squawk in Saskatoon. I am dedicated to promoting music education, new music programming, and running a private oboe studio.
I also proudly serve as the Director of the Oboe Path, an online oboe education program aimed at sharing my passion for the instrument and its music with a wider audience.