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Camille Wells

Camille Wells


Oboe Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Online Lessons

  • Qualifications: Artist Diploma, Curtis Institute of Music; Bachelor of Music, Oboe Performance, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Pricing: $80/hour, $60/45minutes, $45/30 minutes
  • Suitability: All ages and levels


Hi! I’m Camille Wells, and I’m an American oboist based in Auckland, New Zealand. Since 2009, I’ve been Associate Principal Oboe of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and I’ve also maintained a busy musical life in the United States, performing as a guest principal oboe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the New Jersey Symphony, as well as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. I’m excited to perform with the Minnesota Orchestra in 2020.

Teaching oboe is one of my greatest passions. I have over a decade of experience sharing my knowledge of music, oboe technique, and reed-making with students of every level, including experience helping students excel at ABRSM exams. I was fortunate to have some of the world’s best teachers: Boston Symphony principal oboist John Ferrillo, former Philadelphia Orchestra principal oboist Richard Woodhams, and Linda Strommen, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera, and I am grateful to share that musical lineage with my students.

If you would like to improve your oboe technique, work toward an audition or exam, or hone your reed making skills, I would love to guide you.

Photo credit: Milena Parobczy

Teaching Info

As a young oboist, I was fortunate to have teachers who inspired me greatly. I aim to foster a love of music in all my students, and to encourage their curiosity.
In lessons, we will focus on:
-developing strong fundamentals of oboe playing
-understanding musical concepts and styles
-deepening musical expression
-preparing for performances, exams, auditions
-learning to play with others (that’s what music is all about!)
Lessons are typically one hour, with 30 or 45 minutes lessons available for beginners.
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