Maureen Naomi Farkash teaches oboe lessons and flute lessons in the Denver, Colorado area. She is also an accomplished soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. She performs for an array of audiences. Her primary instruments are oboe, English horn, and flute. Her musical travels have spanned the United States, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Canada, and Australia.  She was formerly on staff at Southern Illinois University and has performed for college and grade school classrooms, as well as corporate firms across the United States.  She also held principal oboe positions with the Orquesta de Sinaloa de las Artes in Culiacan, Mexico as well as the New York Repertory Orchestra, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, and the Harlem Symphony Orchestra. Maureen currently teaches private lessons in the Denver Metro Area. 

Maureen Farkash is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Bachelor of Music), the University of Michigan, and Southern Illinois University (Master’s degree). Her primary teachers were Nancy King, Richard Killmer, and Humbert Lucarelli. Maureen also holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver.

In additional to teaching music at the International School of Denver, Ms. Farkash teaches private flute and oboe lessons in Denver to students of all levels. She is currently accepting new students into her private studio.  Ms. Farkash is also available for clinics and performances. 

“As a performer and an educator, it gives me great joy to share my passion with those who may be starving for creative, musical expression in their lives without even knowing it.”

-Maureen Naomi Farkash

“I was impressed by [her] beautiful tone and excellent intonation.”

-Silas Huff, conductor of the Astoria Symphony

“Maureen Farkash is extraordinarily talented and needs to be sharing [her] gift with the world.”

-Humbert Lucarelli, “America’s leading oboe soloist (The New York Times) and professor of oboe at The Hartt School

“Since Ms. Farkash has been working with [them], our oboe section has never sounded this fantastic in all the years that I’ve taught here.”

-Bob Ambrose, band director of West Bloomfield High School

“There was lots of participation and [she] had a great rapport with the students.”

- Bob Campbell, band director of Collinsville High School