Brittany Grant is an oboe teacher located in Suwanee, Georgia. Brittany grew up in Gwinnett County attending Norcross High School where she played the oboe in band, piano in jazz band, and percussion in marching band. She studied oboe with Jim Sullivan and was selected for All-State every year in high school. She performed with the Gwinnett County Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as playing in the church orchestra.
After high school, Brittany attended the University of Georgia on a music scholarship studying oboe with Dr. Dwight Manning. She held positions as the principal oboist in the wind symphony as well as the symphony orchestra. Brittany also was a lead pan player in the UGA Steel Drum Band, even traveling to Trinidad to further her studies on the instrument. Brittany graduating the University of Georgia with Bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Music Therapy. She also holds a Master's degree from Georgia College and State University in Music Therapy with an emphasis in Special Education.
Brittany Grant has taught in the Gwinnett County Public School system for ten years. She has taught elementary music at Lawrenceville Elementary as well as Burnette Elementary where she was selected Teacher of the Year. Brittany recently performed on oboe at the Georgia Music Educator's Association conference as well as with the Gwinnett County Elementary Honor Chorus.
Brittany lives in Suwanee with her husband and two sons, Benjamin and Wesley. She has recently taken time off of teaching in the public school system to spend more time at home with her boys. She is excited to be teaching oboe lessons to young students in the area.
Rachel Landers is an oboe and bassoon teacher in Cumming, GA. She is originally from Clayton County, GA, where she attended Jonesboro High School. Before college, she was selected for All-State band 7th-12th grade, the Governors Honors Program, and All-State piano for four years. She also played piano/alto saxophone in the jazz band, was drum major of the marching band, and played oboe with the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra.
On a full oboe and academic scholarship, Rachel earned her BMUS and M.M.Ed. degrees from the University of Georgia, where she studied with Dr. Dwight Manning. At UGA she was able to participate in masterclasses with renowned oboists John Mack and Dr. Martin Schuring. She played both oboe and English Horn in the wind symphony, the symphony orchestra, and the opera orchestra - some major works she performed include Mahler's Symphony No. 9, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, the opera La Boheme, and the well-known English Horn solo in Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. While in college, Rachel became a member of Mensa and was named a GMEA Collegiate Scholar, a Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Music Educator, a GMTA Outstanding Performer (Saint-Saens Sonata for Oboe), and was a First Honor Graduate with "Highest Honors" through the UGA Honors program.
Rachel has taught private oboe, piano, and bassoon lessons for over ten years - one of her middle-school students is 1st chair at All-State 2018! In response to the need for string programs in Forsyth County, in 2015 she founded the Forsyth Philharmonic Orchestra, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for adult and student musicians. She directs the group with her husband, Jason while their son, Seth, plays violin in the orchestra. Rachel also performs with the Northwinds Symphonic Band, and she will be traveling to Germany on tour with Tara Winds in 2018.