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The Oboe Concertos of Bruno Maderna

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

Releasing Tension Whilst Playing The Oboe

When I began my studies in Germany, I spent 2 years relearning the basics (breathing, sound...

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...

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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  • Musicplus Central Luton, LU1

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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.
  • 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.
  • Greg Link West Greenwich, SE10 Gold Member

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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.
  • Karen Gibbard Durham, DH1 Silver Member

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    I am a professional freelance musician teaching oboe, recorder and early years music to students of all ages.
  • David Ingham Central Norwich, NR2 Gold Member

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    I like to teach in a relaxed,informal atmosphere, in which a student can enjoy the learning process through creativity, acquiring the correct technique to develop musically.
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Oboe Articles

  • Studying in Germany

    Oboe Teacher (South West London) Picture I would recommend to anybody thinking about going abroad to study on an Erasmus exchange to do it, as it has been one of the best life experiences for me and for my professional development as a musician. The reason I wanted to go abroad was that I wanted to be able to experience a different...
  • The Oboe

    Oboe Teacher (Manchester) Picture The oboe family consists of several different instruments; the oboe, cor anglais, oboe d'amore and the bass oboe. The oboe is a treble instrument in C and is the most used of its family. However, players will often play and own some of the sister instruments. The cor anglais and oboe d'amore...
  • Evelyn Rothwell - Oboe Technique

    Oboe Teacher (South East London) Picture Evelyn Rothwell - Oboe Technique Evelyn Rothwell (later Lady Barbirolli) was is one of the most highly acclaimed British oboists and made multiple solo recordings as well as being one of the first female woodwind players in the London Symphony Orchestra. In 1957 she wrote 'Oboe Technique', a...


  • Interesting books for oboists Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (Southampton) Picture Whittow: Oboe - A Reed Blown in the Wind This book is full of charming anecdotes for professionals, amateurs, students, parents and enthusiasts alike. With some very helpful tips on how to practise, what to practise, reed making, instrument maintenance and much more, there's lots to learn...
  • Learning the Oboe

    Oboe Teacher (South East London) Picture The oboe is one of the most beautiful woodwind intruments you will hear. Initially forming the embouchure and making the reed work can be challenging but after achieveing this I find that students tend to really blossom and progress is easy and quick.
  • Can young children learn a woodwind instrument? Editor's Pick

    Oboe Teacher (South East London) Picture Many children are keen to learn an instrument from a young age, and parents are often concerned about judging when is the right time for their child to begin. When it comes to learning woodwind, the age of the child is less of a factor than their size. They need to be big enough to hold their...