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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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Five Oboe Reed Tips

Asking any oboe player, at any level, about their reeds and you often provoke a whole host of...
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Breathing Techniques for the Oboe

There are so many different breathing techniques for the oboe that it can sometimes be difficult...
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Musical Education In A Child's Life

Musical education is for children an important formation and balancing factor of their nervous...

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  • Lorraine Angela Hart Oakham, LE15

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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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    Come and enjoy some music making! II provide a tailor made approach for every student, with a focus on becoming a communicative, expressive musician supported by a solid technique.
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    I'm a friendly, encouraging teacher, with over 10 years of experience teaching students at all ages and abilities.
  • Rebecca Woodward Berkhamsted, HP4 Gold Member

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    I am a professional oboist, and have been a music teacher and tutor for the past ten years. I teach music so it is enjoyable and fun, alongside grades and challenging pieces, to nurture musicianship in each pupil.
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    I have been teaching since 1998. Originally I lived in Hampshire, and worked in this are and also in Dorset for many years as a peripatetic instrumental teacher before moving to Herts in 2003.
  • Lenia New Cross, SE14

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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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  • 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...

 

  • Oboe reeds - a beginner's guide Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (South East London) Picture As a renowned international oboe soloist may or may not have once said: “If you have a good reed, you don’t need to practice. If you don’t have one, there’s no point”. Sadly he wasn’t too far off the truth! Some things to look for when buying a reed or deciding whether your own/your child’s...
  • Practice Makes Perfect

    Oboe Teacher (North London) Picture Everyone has heard of the phrase 'Practice makes perfect'. A saying coined by teachers that is endlessly repeated to students in the hope that it will inspire generations of musicians to come. However, I would like to dissect the phrase and discuss a little about what we as musicians (and it...
  • Breathing Techniques for the Oboe

    Rebecca Woodward Oboe Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture There are so many different breathing techniques for the oboe that it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. For beginners, I always get my students to start off with a little game, of trying to keep a piece of A4 paper against the wall whilst blowing in a constant stream against it....