Ugly Duckling Music is dedicated to the development of young musicians and developing double reed players. We strive to provide the necessary tools to help each student succeed. We believe in setting our students up for success early on and we rent and sell oboes with full conservatory systems as well as high-quality student bassoons. Additionally, we offer repairs on ALL musical instruments. We also work with school systems on large instrument purchases for all wind instruments.
“I have been a student of Ms. Kristi for almost four years. She’s a helpful and caring teacher who’s still able to push me to become better. Her studio also helps with all aspects of playing the oboe, from troubleshooting minor repairs to helping learn the specific tendencies of this finicky instrument. She always is open and communicates about times and any necessary information for opportunities to improve playing. The welcoming environment makes for a much better student-teacher relationship than what I have heard of other teachers from peers. Overall, it makes oboe an enjoyable experience that you don’t get without lessons.”