Gretchen Owens

24 Margaret St.
Essex, VT 05452
(802) 399-4366
All Levels – Oboe
BA in Music Performance, Syracuse University; studied with Phil MacArthur and Burt Lucarelli. 20 years of teaching and performing experience. Teaching out of home studio in Essex.

Katie Oprea

300 Birch Way
Bakersfield, VT 05441
All levels
A native of St. Albans, Ms. Oprea studied oboe with her father and later joined the Vermont Youth Orchestra, where she performed as a youth soloist with the VYO and VSO. Her principal teachers included Neil Boyer at the University of Southern Maine, Mark Weiger at the University of Iowa and César Ognibene at the Conservatoire National de Région of Lyon, in France. While in Europe, she served as principal oboist with the Romanian State Opera of Timisoara and also appeared with the Timisoara Philharmonic, the Europa Symphony, and the Bolshoi Ballet. Katie is currently principal oboist with the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, Middlebury Opera Company, and is a member of Heliand Consort. She has performed in the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Burlington Ensemble, and the Vermont Mozart Festival. Ms. Oprea teaches oboe lessons in the Burlington area. Also offering oboe and English horn reeds for beginner through advanced players.

Sandra W. Cathey

45 PR8
Middlesex, VT 05602
Beginner/Intermediate: Recorder
Beginner/Intermediate: Clarinet
Beginner/Advanced: Oboe
BA in Music and Education. 40+ years teaching experience. 40+ years playing in orchestras and small ensembles; Vermont Symphony, Vermont Philharmonic, Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, and many other small professional groups. Also teach Kindermusik in my studio, an international music program for children, birth to age 7.


Nadine Carpenter

15 Andrews Avenue
South Burlington, VT 05403
All levels
B.S. in Music Education/Applied Oboe, SUNY Potsdam, Crane School of Music. Extensive teaching and performing experience. Oboe studios at home and University of Vermont. Member of Burlington Chamber Orchestra. Studied with Robert Sprenkle and G. Randall Ellis.