Meet Our Faculty

Sharon Phipps

Faculty Coach, Groton Hill Wind Ensemble

Teaching Philosophy

Having taught music to students six months old through adults from all over the world, I am always trying to encourage and excite students along their musical journey. In my teaching, I am always looking for ways to be innovative, creative, fun, and motivating. Every student learns differently so I adjust my teaching techniques in multiple ways to guide them towards their ultimate goal.


B.M. in Music Education, University of New Hampshire; M.M. in Oboe Performance, University of South Carolina


An experienced ensemble coach and performer on oboe, Sharon Phipps is the Band Director at the Spofford Pond School in Boxford (MA), teaching band, jazz band, and Tritown Honors band to students in grades 4-6. She is also a freelance oboist in the Metropolitan Boston area having performed with the Granite State Symphony, the Hillyer Festival Orchestra, and the Great Bay Symphony. Sharon is a former member of the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, The Asheville Opera Company, and the Long Bay Symphony. Sharon maintains a steady private studio, and her passion for chamber music has found outlets in music festivals along the Eastern Seaboard.