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About Olivia Gerns

Olivia Gerns
Olivia Gerns
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Glendora, CA
Speaks: English, Spanish, Italian
Instructs: Oboe, Piano
Education: Chapman University, B.M. Music Performance and Music Education
Performance Experience: Idyllwild Arts, Oboe Soloist, Summer 2013; CSUN Youth Philharmonic, Principal Oboist, 2013-2014; Chapman University, Principal Oboist, Oboe and English Horn Soloist, Concerto Competition Winner, 2014-2018; Orange County Youth Symphony, Principal English Horn, Orchestra Tour in Spain Summer 2016 International Lyrica Academy, Principal Oboist and English Horn, Chamber Ensemble Musician, Summer 2018
Teaching Experience: Las Virgenes Unified School District (Lindero Canyon Middle School, A.E. Wright Middle School, Agoura High School), 2018-2020; Orange Unified School District (Orange High School), Fall 2017 Private Teacher, 2014-2021
Teaching Philosophy: It is my goal to create a welcoming environment where my students can be their best selves. I feel it is important to encourage a balance of disciplined practice and artistic expression. As an educator, it is my job to provide lessons that allow students to come to their own realizations, and to include guidance and structure where needed most. Teaching has helped me grow as a musician and person, and I hope to provide inspiration to my students through the education process.

Get to know Olivia Gerns

Olivia Gerns is a recent graduate of Chapman University Cum Laude, with a double major in Oboe Performance and Music Education. At Chapman, she was the winner of The Chapman Orchestra Instrumental Concerto Competition in 2016, having the opportunity to perform as a soloist with The Chapman Orchestra. In Summer of 2016, she toured throughout Spain with the Orange County Youth Symphony. She was also a Music Theory and Aural Skills Tutor for 3 consecutive years in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. While achieving her degrees, Ms. Gerns completed her fieldwork at Orange High School, assisting the director of the Women's Choir. In Summer of 2018, she served as the Principal Oboist of the International Lyric Academy Orchestra in Italy for 4 weeks.

Now at age 24, Olivia has been able to pursue a multifaceted career in the arts post-grad. She served as a Music Instructional Specialist in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, teaching at Agoura High School, Lindero Canyon Middle School, and A.E. Wright Middle School, where she worked closely with the band directors, and conducted their ensembles in rehearsals and performances. She also began streaming her music online, debuted her first album “Innocence,” and cultivated her own studio of private Oboe and Piano students. As part of her songwriting career, she has written and composed songs for dance choreography products to be sold to dance studios across the nation, and continues to do so for Music Works Unlimited.

As an accomplished singer/songwriter, teacher, and musician, Ms. Gerns loves being able to share her artistic values and attributes with her students and her audience. She is happy to be able to be an educator in multiple settings within the community, and continues to work toward a versatile career in the Los Angeles area. To add to her experience, Olivia is also a published author with The Mighty, writing articles on Mental Health subjects. She is passionate about using her creative skill set to be a voice for others who struggle with Mental Illness.


Olivia Gerns teaches at:
848 S Grand Ave
Glendora, CA 91740
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