Tuition: $920 per week

Ensemble Option: $175 per week.

Five private lessons with length determined by instructor; use of private practice studio two hour daily; daily group classes which includes two reed making sessions; end of week performance classes. An accompanist is available.

The Oboe Workshop at SummerKeys utilizes the same basic precept as the original piano program: an intensive practice/study vacation for busy adults (who rarely have this kind of time to devote to their instrument during the rest of the year) in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.

Each day begins with an hour-long group class for all participants at 9 AM; practice time and private lessons are scheduled throughout the day. The formation of ensembles is encouraged with the overlapping instrumental and piano programs. For those selecting the ensemble option, faculty set up coaching sessions for this according to student schedules. Late afternoons are given over to group rehearsals.

Evening activities involve a Social (Monday), a Faculty Concert (Wednesday) and performance classes (Thursday and Friday for those who wish to participate).

There is no audition and no minimum skill level. Like the entire program — the premise is: “Come as you are to enjoy the study, the work and the beauty of our historic fishing village”. Absolute beginners with no previous instruction are welcome.

Please bring your oboe to the SummerKeys Oboe Workshop. Your instructor will email any additional materials needed for the workshop.

Introduction to Summerkeys

Workshop Dates

  • July 29-August 2
  • August 5-9

Oboe Faculty

Setsuko Otake

Setsuko Otake

Oboist, Setsuko Otake, a founding member of the Broadway Chamber Players, enjoys a diverse career […]

SummerKeys Oboe WorkShop

A Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine