Tatyana Rekow studied oboe from age 12. At 15 she entered musical college, and at 19 she entered the music conservatory in Almaty, Kazakhstan where she graduated with honors in 1992. After conservatory she embarked on a distinguished career both in teaching and performing. She played principal oboe in the Theatre of Musical Comedy in Saint Petersburg, Russia; Shore Lyric Opera in Santa Cruz, Monterey Symphony, Bend Symphony, Oregon and in a local jazz band “Velzoe and Upbeats”. Since coming to America she has also added flute, clarinet, and saxophone to her musical repertoire. Since 1995 she has lived in Santa Cruz and loves it. She actively plays with several local groups, teaches music in a private school and gives private music lessons at her studio.