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The Oboe Concertos of Bruno Maderna

"Work in Progress" Freedom And Form In The Oboe Concertos Of Bruno Maderna (dissertation...

Experiential Learning and the Journey

The difference between an oboe student and a flute, clarinet, saxophone or recorder student is...

A Tune a Day

A Tune a Day by C. Paul Herfurth This is a perfect study book for beginners who have only been...

British Double Reed Society

I recommend going on the British Double Reed Society website: The...

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  • Karen Gibbard Durham, DH1 Silver Member

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    I am a professional freelance musician teaching oboe, recorder and early years music to students of all ages.
  • Sophie Lusty Charlton Park, SE7 Gold Member

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    Welcome! I am a professional oboist and teacher,of this unusual but very special instrument, with a great passion for many kinds of music. I strongly believe everyone should have music in their life as it brings so much pleasure and is so rewarding.
  • Erika Schilsky Peacehaven, BN10

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    I am a very experienced performer and teacher of oboe and piano based in the Brighton/East Sussex area.
  • Guy Passey Surbiton, KT6 Gold Member

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    I am a conservatoire-trained professional teacher and performer, happy to teach all ages and abilities. Do get in touch if you have any questions.
  • Helen Clinton Southfields, SW19

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    I am a freelance oboist and tutor, originally from Cheshire and now based in London. I enjoy passing on my musical knowledge and experience to others, and look forward to hearing from you.
  • Stephanie Adele Larkfield, ME20 Silver Member

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    I strive to give every pupil a unique and enjoyable learning experience catered to individual goals and aspirations. Music should always be fun at any age!
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  • Listening Beyond the Instrument

    Helen Clinton Oboe Teacher (South West London) Picture When we enter into the world of classical music, it is easy to become swept away by it. My first time listening to a Mahler or Shostakovich symphony was an incredible, immersive experience, with the significance of this undoubtedly heightened by the grandeur of the concert hall setting, and the...
  • The dreaded S word..... Scales! Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (South East London) Picture “So your pieces are coming on really well.... how are your scales?” This fear inducing question, has come up too many times in my life, and I am so thankful to say that now I can firmly acquit it of its fear. Scales have always been a tricky one for me, purely for the boredom associated with...
  • Why learn a musical instrument?

    Oboe Teacher (East London) Picture Learning a musical instrument is a valuable opportunity that many people don't get to experience. Not only is it fun and rewarding, it also teaches you skills that can be used in other areas of life. It can be particularly beneficial for children with links being found between most subjects and...


  • Experiential Learning and the Journey

    Maria Papathanasiou Oboe Teacher (East London) Picture The difference between an oboe student and a flute, clarinet, saxophone or recorder student is that the oboe student will need much more time in order to produce a proper sound and to be able to play pieces and melodies. The opening of the oboe reed is tiny, so the player cannot put a large...
  • Taking Care of Your Oboe Reeds Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (Birmingham) Picture By their nature, oboe reeds are expensive and fragile and therefore they need to be taken care of! Unlike the clarinet or saxophone reed which is a single piece of cane attached to the mouthpiece to produce sound, the oboe reed is made up of two separate blades that are tied on to metal tube...
  • 'The Oboe' by Geoffrey Burgess and Bruce Haynes

    Oboe Teacher (East London) Picture I highly recommend this book, 'The Oboe' by Geoffrey Burgess and Bruce Haynes, for all oboists. It is an interesting read which explains the history of the oboe, from shawms up to modern instruments. It is important for oboists to know the history of their instrument, and this book is perfect in...