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The Oboe Concertos of Bruno Maderna

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

Historically-Informed Reed Making For The Oboe

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

Musical Education In A Child's Life

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

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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    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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    "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea". Antoine de Saint Exupery
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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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Oboe Articles

  • 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

    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....
  • Learn To Play The Oboe

    Fraser Kelman Oboe Teacher (Edinburgh) Picture For many beginner oboists (and perhaps their parents!), the instrument can at times seem somewhat overwhelming. The website linked below is a very useful resource. Aimed at the beginner, it contains a wide variety of information and advice pertaining to subjects such as choosing an instrument,...


  • Oboe Articulation Exercises

    Oboe Teacher (Birmingham) Picture Students shouldn't be afraid to look to other instruments in the woodwind family for guidance on exercises. I have recently discovered Trevor Wye's flute exercise books with double tonging being a particular area of use. For students struggling with scales the Boosey & Hawkes scale book has a...
  • Music Teaching Philosophy

    Oboe Teacher (South East London) Picture Teaching how to be a better musician is a task that requires an unprecedented level of individual attention. Using only one method and approach cannot be well suited for students with different backgrounds and interests. I do believe that every student must get familiar with the core repertoire...
  • Things You Never Knew About The Oboe

    Oboe Teacher (West London) Picture The oboe, a long reedy apparatus, is an overlooked member of the woodwind family. Yet it’s the instrument that the rest of the orchestra tune themselves to. Described by the son of Jean de Vergie, an oboist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the ’40s, as looking like “undernourished...