I am a freelance musician and teacher based in North London and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. I teach oboe and piano privately and in schools across a range of ages and abilities from beginner level to Grade 8 and beyond. My current teaching position as piano and woodwind teacher at a pre-prep school means that I am equally comfortable teaching young children as well as older children and adult learners. I also hold a DBS certificate.
I am experienced in preparing and entering students for ABRSM exams, both in the early and more advanced grades, and all with successful results. I am very happy for my students to take exams, though I equally enjoy teaching those who would prefer to learn and play without exam pressure.
My lessons will always be tailored to suit the needs of the individual with the setting of clear and achievable goals. I like to teach in a relaxed, encouraging and open minded style, with an emphasis on inspiring and developing a love and appreciation for music whilst mastering technique.
For younger children who are beginners I would recommend a 30 minute lesson, and for older and/or more advanced players up to 60 minutes.
I would actively encourage students to be involved with ensemble playing and choirs. Playing and singing with other people is great for developing many different aspects of musicianship such as sight reading, aural skills and ensemble skills.
As a freelance oboe player I have performed with orchestras such as BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra. I am also passionate about solo and chamber music and am a member of the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme. My training and experience in these different areas of playing mean that I am able to offer a balanced and well rounded approach to playing, with a focus on developing all-round musicianship as well as skill on the instrument.
The Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for Boys, Chiswick, September 2017 – present
Peripatetic Woodwind and Piano teacher
• One to one piano and recorder tuition
La Petite Ecole Bilingue, Oxford Gardens, September 2018 – July 2019
Peripatetic Piano teacher
• One to one piano tuition
Woodside Primary Academy, Walthamstow, September 2017 – October 2018
Peripatetic Woodwind and Piano teacher
• One to one oboe tuition
• Group recorder tuition
• Piano tuition, one to one and groups of two
Private oboe and piano teacher, September 2016 – present
• One to one oboe and piano tuition, ranging from ages 5 – 15. I have prepared and entered students on both instruments for ABRSM exams from the early grades through to Grade 8.
Other educational work:
London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Junior Artists: Overture Course, August 2019
As woodwind tutor on this course, my responsibilities included leading a group of 9 young people in woodwind sectionals, assisting in creative workshops, and playing alongside and assisting the Junior Artists during rehearsals and performance.
London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future Firsts Development Scheme FUNharmonics, 2017-2018
As a member of this programme I was regularly involved in preconcert events with the LPO education team. I worked with children aged 6-12, introducing them to the oboe and providing taster sessions on the instrument.
London Symphony Orchestra Wind Academy, July 2015
As a participant on this course I worked with primary school children, introducing them to woodwind instruments and coaching them in small groups to create a piece of music using percussion.
Oboe beginner - advanced
Piano beginner - advanced
Education and Qualifications:
Royal Academy of Music, London, MA Distinction in Oboe 2017-2019
Royal Academy of Music, London, BMus(Hons) First Class in Oboe 2013-2017
St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, 2010-2013
Grade 8 Oboe - Distinction
Grade 8 Piano - Pass
Grade 8 Music Theory - Pass
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