Kendra Johnson,
oboe and English horn

photo of Kendra


I first heard the oboe while singing in a children's choir when I was 10 years old.  I was instantly and irrevocably hooked.  It took seven years, however, before I actually was able to start seriously learning the thing!  Finding a willing band director, an instrument, reeds, and a private teacher turned out to be quite a challenge.  In my professional career, I often meet band directors who wish they knew more and parents who wish they knew how to help.  This page is an attempt to meet those needs.   "Information"  includes resources for parents and band directors, as well as useful links for oboe students and musicians of any instrument.  "Inspiration" is a place where I will post "stuff I find cool" - radio programs, interviews, articles, essays and videos - things that motivate and encourage us on our paths. 

Thank you for visiting!  Feel free to contact me with feedback, questions, and suggestions.

Best wishes and Happy Musicking,