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The Oboe Concertos of Bruno Maderna

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Musical Education In A Child's Life

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Experiential Learning and the Journey

The difference between an oboe student and a flute, clarinet, saxophone or recorder student is...
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Historically-Informed Reed Making For The Oboe

In my performance career, I play both modern and historical oboes, mainly: modern oboe, oboe...

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    As a professional singer, I have built up experience and knowledge which I use to deliver fun, educational and progressive sessions with students of all ages and abilities.
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    I am an oboist based in Oakham. I play professionally in the UK/Germany. I ensure students have a thorough understanding of the instrument so they can fully express themselves in their music making. I am also experienced in teaching young children.
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    My name is Fraser Kelman. I am a professional oboist and teacher based in Edinburgh. I maintain a busy teaching practice alongside a performing schedule with many of the country's leading orchestras.
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    I am a dynamic educator who believes in a broad approach to teaching! As well as learning how to play our new instrument we'll enjoy writing our own tunes, listening to a range of music, using flash cards, playing duets and belting out a few songs.
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  • Historically-Informed Reed Making For The Oboe

    Zoe Cartlidge Oboe Teacher (Redhill) Picture In my performance career, I play both modern and historical oboes, mainly: modern oboe, oboe d'amore and cor anglais; baroque oboe, oboe d'amore and oboe da caccia; and classical oboe. Each instrument has its own style of reed, so as you can see this is a lot of reeds! Naturally, historical...
  • How Many Hours a Day Should I Practise?

    Emily Penn Oboe Teacher (West London) Picture 'How much should I practise?' is a question we often ask ourselves and one that I am often asked as a teacher. It's a difficult one to answer definitively, it very much depends. What is crucial however is the quality of the practice. As a general rule it is far better to prioritise quality over...
  • Releasing Tension Whilst Playing The Oboe

    Lorraine Angela Hart Oboe Teacher (Leicester) Picture When I began my studies in Germany, I spent 2 years relearning the basics (breathing, sound production) and kept a journal of the whole process - 6 books to be precise! Here, I will touch upon the issue of tension in oboe playing: Tension seems to be the cause of the vast majority of technical...

 

  • Five Oboe Reed Tips

    Oboe Teacher (South East London) Picture Asking any oboe player, at any level, about their reeds and you often provoke a whole host of reactions, exclamations and general grumbling! The reason for this is that you very quickly realise how big a difference the quality of reed makes to every aspect of playing the instrument. Particularly...
  • Musical Education In A Child's Life

    Marta Perales Mora Oboe Teacher (South West London) Picture Musical education is for children an important formation and balancing factor of their nervous system, because every movement adapted to different rhythms are the result of a joint complex of coordinated activities. In addition, in studies many investigators, such as J. P. Despins, reflect how...
  • Listening Beyond the Instrument

    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...