Private Lessons

Jennifer holds a wide variety of teaching experience and interests, which she draws upon to create a dynamic and creative teaching environment.  She currently teaches as a Guest Lecturer at Vincennes University.  She has served on the faculty of the Northwest Missouri State University Music Camp of Excellence for 10 years, and for 3 years taught as an Associate Instructor in Oboe at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  She has worked with a variety of age and skill levels, and has experience teaching all woodwinds, coaching chamber music, and teaching music theory, music history, music appreciation, and world music courses.   She has written two sets of Orchestral Repertoire quizzes, which have been in use at both Indiana University and the Juilliard School.

Jennifer has been repairing instruments almost as long as she has been playing them.  She is largely self-taught, and has shadowed expert repairman Carlos Coehlo in oboe repair.  She can perform adjustments, replace tenon and bumper corks, replace pads and springs, and perform minor crack repair.  Repair fees are $25 an hour plus the cost of materials.

Jennifer is an excellent and consistent reed maker.  Reed sales are currently available only to students of Indiana University and students of Jennifer's private studio.


Please allow one week from date of order for delivery.  Up to two reeds can be ordered at once, with a maximum of three reeds a month.



Jennifer M. Kirby



  • Oboe Reeds - $20
  • English Horn Reeds - $22
  • Oboe d'amore Reeds - $24
  • Baroque Oboe - $30 (Single Staple A415 Dalton/Eichentopf)

Jennifer currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana and teaches in the greater Bloomington area.  You may view the Private Studio Handbook below for more information, or contact Jennifer directly.

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