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The Oboe Concertos of Bruno Maderna

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

When I began my studies in Germany, I spent 2 years relearning the basics (breathing, sound...
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How Many Hours a Day Should I Practise?

'How much should I practise?' is a question we often ask ourselves and one that I am often asked...
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Learn To Play The Oboe

For many beginner oboists (and perhaps their parents!), the instrument can at times seem...

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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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    I am a professional freelance musician teaching oboe, recorder and early years music to students of all ages.
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  • 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

    Emily Cockbill 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...
  • 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...