Lynne Marie ManganLynne Marie Mangan (Flegg) has over twenty years of experience as an oboe instructor. With students ranging in age from 9 to 65, she has taught students from beginning level through Masters Degree music majors. Her studio includes students in 5th through 12th grades, college students, and adult amateur oboists.

As an oboe specialist, Lynne teaches private oboe lessons, oboe reedmaking (in small classes or private lessons) and chamber music ensemble lessons and coachings. She also offers music theory and sightsinging lessons through her home studio in downtown Farmington, and other locations upon request.

Her philosophy of teaching at the pre-college level goes beyond the goals of inspiring an appreciation for music and providing the skills necessary to play the oboe. Lynne believes that private instruction can be very valuable to help a student develop high-level skills they will use in many aspects of their lives.

Some of the important life skills cultivated through private lessons include:

  • Creative thinking
  • Self-motivation by setting challenging but achievable goals
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Objectively reviewing results and celebrating accomplishments

Lynne places a strong emphasis on encouraging students to face challenges with a positive attitude. She strives to help students develop a strong sense of self-esteem and confidence while developing a love for music.

Performance is an important part of showcasing student achievement. Lynne encourages her students to perform as soloists or in chamber groups for studio recitals and Solo & Ensemble festivals.

She is a frequent guest artist/clinician for the educational programs of the Detroit Symphony, including youth orchestra/band ensembles and the Middle School Honors Band. Lynne frequently conducts in-school sectionals, masterclasses, and chamber music for students from elementary school through college levels. She has taught and performed at several music festivals in the United States and Canada. Lynne has served as an adjudicator for dozens of solo and chamber music competitions in the Detroit, Phoenix and Boston metropolitan areas, including MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festivals. Previously, she served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University, Sienna Heights University, and University of Missouri - Kansas City. 

As a performer, Lynne frequently appears with local orchestras such as the Detroit Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre, Toledo Symphony, Windsor (Canada) Symphony, and Ann Arbor Symphony. She performs dozens of recitals and educational concerts every year as a soloist, and member of the Great Lakes Consort. Her solo and chamber music performances have been heard on national radio and several compact discs. Lynne has performed in orchestras accompanying many popular music stars, including Josh Groban, Harry Connick Jr., Marvin Hamlisch, Roberta Flack, The Who, and Mannheim Steamroller.

Lynne holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees in oboe performance and pedagogy from Arizona State University. She has completed several courses toward the Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at University of Missouri - Kansas City. She has completed additional studies at the Banff School for the Arts, Boston University and Harvard. Her principal instructors include Barbara Bishop (Kansas City Symphony), Martin Schuring (Phoenix Symphony), Richard Killmer (Eastman School of Music), Anne Leek (Houston Symphony), Stuart Dunkel (Opera Company of Boston), and Ralph Gomberg (Boston Symphony).