Jenna Sehmann
Oboe & English horn

Private teaching

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Teaching Philosophy

Learning the oboe is an individual process. Every student brings different skills and experiences to their oboe playing. It is my role as a teacher to teach proper and fundamental oboe technique in a way that the individual student can understand and replicate using their own experiences and interests. Studying a musical instrument does not only develop an appreciation of music and cultivation of musical skill. It also teaches proper work ethic, critical thinking skills, and encourages creative expression. It is my goal that students will find the process of learning the oboe fun and rewarding. 

Teaching experience

Before relocating to Iowa in mid-2018, Ms. Sehmann previously had successful private studios in Central Kentucky and Cincinnati, OH. She has experience teaching students ranging from 4th grade beginners to the collegiate level. She has also served as a guest clinician at the 2017 and 2018 Eastern Kentucky University Oboe Day. In addition to private teaching, she also has experience teaching reedmaking (individually or in a group setting) and coaching chamber music ensembles.


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Collegiate Teaching

Visit this page to learn more about Jenna's teaching at Cornell College and Mount Mercy University.