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The Oboe Concertos of Bruno Maderna

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

Five Oboe Reed Tips

Asking any oboe player, at any level, about their reeds and you often provoke a whole host of...

Experiential Learning and the Journey

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

Learn To Play The Oboe

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

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    I'm a friendly, encouraging teacher, with over 10 years of experience teaching students at all ages and abilities.
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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 am a conservatoire-trained professional teacher and performer, happy to teach all ages and abilities. Do get in touch if you have any questions.
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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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Oboe Articles

  • 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...


  • Contemporary Music

    Oboe Teacher (Manchester) Picture The oboe is a very versatile instrument, and having been fortunate to meet Christopher Redgate in my time at the Royal Academy of Music, my interest and passion in contemporary music flourished. Attending talks of his on pushing the range of the oboe really inspired me to challenge myself, and...
  • Being An Oboist

    Oboe Teacher (East London) Picture The oboe is not the easiest instrument to start off with but it is a lot of fun. An oboe player can get stressed out about many things in performance. Will the reed work? Will the oboe work? Will I be able to get air down the oboe? The best way to play the oboe is to relax, there is no point in...
  • The Oboe: Questions Answered Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (Hemel Hempstead) Picture Is it too difficult? The oboe is known to be one of the most difficult instruments of the orchestra, but it doesn't have to be like that! With careful instruction and care, I believe that anyone can play the oboe. What's a reed? The reed is perhaps the most important part of the oboe because...