Like many of our HNU Prep Music teachers, Moira has enjoyed nearly a 40-year association with the Department. She has found that as the West Coast center of music education, HNU has the most to offer students, teachers and dedicated music educators to develop great versatility. After earning her B.A. in Music Education, Moira became a Special Education teacher for County schools while becoming fully certificated in the Suzuki method. Moira enjoys teaching the oboe from beginning through the college level, as well as piano and recorder at Preparatory Music at HNU. In addition to private lessons, she has taught reed making, theory and ensemble. Moira is also a K-3 vocal music instructor in public schools where she has created a vocal music program based in Kodaly and combining the principles of the Suzuki philosophy. Moira has performed on her oboe and English horn in venues including Davies Symphony Hall; the Taj Mahal; Donald Pippin’s Pocket Opera; and in recording sessions with the rock ensemble “Darker my Love”! Specializing in Baroque performance practices she plays with a variety of Early Music ensembles around the bay.