Heather Dobbins Lecturer, Applied Double Reeds

Heather Dobbins

Wilson Hall 3038

Heather Dobbins, a somewhat recent transplant to Virginia, teaches first year music theory and applied double reed lessons at Washington and Lee University.  She also teaches at Southern Virginia University, where she’s in charge of double reed lessons, Music Appreciation courses, and reinstating the SVU Concert Band after a five year hiatus.  Heather is an active freelance bassoonist and performs regularly in Lexington, Buena Vista, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville.

Prior to relocating, Heather was Director of Woodwind Studies and Co-Director of the Sul Ross Marching Band at Sul Ross University, Director of Bands at Marfa ISD, and a busy freelancer and studio teacher in Texas.  An avid marching junkie, she also worked with numerous high school marching bands throughout Texas, Utah, and California and took a few summers to follow the drum corps beat.

Heather received her Master of Music degree from the University of Utah, where she studied Bassoon Performance with Lori Wike.  While at Utah, she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Utah Bands, working with the Marching Utes and the Wind Ensemble.  Heather received her Bachelor in Music degree from Texas State University where she studied Bassoon Performance with Daris Hale and Ian Davidson.  

When she’s not trying to climb all the local mountains, she happily resides in Lexington with husband, Chris, daughter, Ginny, and numerous furry children.