As of now my very brief time at Stanford University has ended. I was subbing for a friend who was out for this one quarter. I didn’t blog about it earlier, but now that I’ve finished up I just want to say that it was an absolute joy to teach there. I had two fantastic students. They treated me with respect. They played very well. And they even laughed at my crazy jokes. I will miss them both. I don’t think either of them read this blog, but if you do, please know, K & S, that I loved every lesson with you, and I’ll most definitely miss you.


  1. Oh that’s so sweet – I’m glad you had fun there. The only music I took when I was an undergrad there was in a woodwind quintet. It was great to get back into music after being a full-time pre med, and we had a blast learning the Ibert quintet. I also played a duet in my friend’s senior flute recital. That was fun too.

  2. It really was great, Jolene! And what good oboists! The drive was great as well, compared to my “regular” school. I like teaching at UCSC, but I could do without the time it takes to get there!

    So cool that you played in a WWQ there!