Freelance oboist and music teacher, studying part time for a Masters in Orchestral Studies (oboe) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Oboe, cor anglais, clarinet, flute, piano, music theory, musicianship, A Level music, GCSE music, Key Stage 3 music, coaching for music college entrance auditions, chamber coaching.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Having graduated in 2011 with First Class Honours from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, I am now studying part time towards an MMus qualification on the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Artist Programme in Performance. I have two dip(ABRSM) qualifications - one in oboe performance and one in oboe teaching. I also have grade 8 oboe, clarinet, piano and singing.
- How much do you charge?
A Level Music £35/hr (including travel expenses)
Chamber Coaching, Oboe, Cor Anglais, Clarinet, GCSE, Key Stage 3, Music Theory, Musicianship, Piano, University Entrance Coaching £30/hr
Flute, Recorder £20/hr
Consultation (first) lessons at £5 discount
Wiling to teach 45 or 30 minute lessons at a negotiable rate
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home in Bassett, Southampton.
- When are you available?
I am available to teach in term time and very flexible in my timetable. Some holiday lessons could be arranged on negotiation. I mainly teach in the afternoon and early evening.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach from aged 7 to senior citizens, from beginner to advanced.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM/Trinity examinations including diplomas, GCSEs, A Levels or for fun!
- Do you have a personal message for students?
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been working as a music teacher since 2008. I have been teaching private students in Cardiff, as well as volunteering as a music teacher at Kampala Music School, Uganda. Beyond this I worked for three years as an auxiliary assistant for the Junior Music and Access Studies department at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where I was a classroom assistant for theory, musicianship, chamber coaching and choral classes. I now teach oboe and flute for City Music Services. I have experience teaching students from 7 to 50 and am able to teach students whose first language is not English.
I am also a very experienced performer, having worked for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Sinfonia Cymru and Welsh Session Orchestra. I was at age 19 the youngest ever appointment to the Welsh National Opera Placement Scheme.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, from Southampton Music Services
- Where and with whom did you train?
Currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Richard Simpson (Principal Oboe, BBC Symphony Orchestra), Gordon Hunt (Principal Oboe, Philharmonia Orchestra), Alison Teale (Principal Cor Anglais, Philharmonia Orchestra), and cor anglais with Jane Marshall (Principal Cor Anglais, Philharmonia Orchestra).
Previously at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with David Cowley (Principal Oboe, BBC National Orchestra of Wales), John Anderson (Principal Oboe, Philharmonia Orchestra) and cor anglais with Sarah-Jayne Porsmoguer (Principal Cor Anglais, BBC National Orchestra of Wales)
Studied Woodwind Teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with John Reynolds, examiner for the ABRSM.
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