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£40/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Bernice
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Recorder
  • English horn
  • Oboe
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional oboist offering oboe lessons and music theory lessons of all grades and standards.

Methodology

For complete beginners on the oboe, I usually start with long tones to build up stamina, improve on breath control and help develop correct embouchure. Scales and arpeggios are also a common feature of my lessons as these are the fundamental building blocks of music and oboe playing. Scales are very important help the student to remember the fingerings of different notes and help improve sound and finger technique as well.

For intermediate students, I do all the above but focus more on the repertoire that they are currently working on for an upcoming assessment or performance. I usually spend more time on musicality - developing the student's stylistic ideas on different periods of music and also other aspects of technique such as articulation and dynamics.

Experience

I studied oboe performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in 2017 with a distinction for my Masters of Music degree. Apart from performing, I have taught oboe students ranging from 7 to 53 years old in over five years of teaching experience. Over time, I have gained significant experience in helping students of different ages and standards overcome technical difficulties, thereby significantly improving their playing. I have taught students one-on-one and also in groups.
To date, three of my students have done ABRSM examinations. Two of them (grades 3 and 5) were awarded a distinction and one (grade 3) was awarded a merit.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £6
Rate for online lessons : £40/h

Details

I am generally quite flexible with my schedule as I am a freelancer, so if a student needs to change the date or time of lesson, I am usually able to do so to accommodate my student's timetable. However, I require at least 24 hours notice beforehand, otherwise the full hour's lesson will still be charged.

If the student travels to my house, my rate is £40/hour.

If I travel to my student's house, my rate is £46/hour. I do not drive yet, so if I travel to my student's house, his/her house will have to be within walking distance to a tube station.

Lessons offered by Bernice
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music reading
  • Recorder
  • English horn
  • Oboe
Levels
  • All Levels

Bernice's CV

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE
2019 Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Trial for co-principal oboe
2017 - 2019 Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (London), Principal oboe
2016-2017 London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestral Artistry Programme

OTHER PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
June 2019 Wigmore Hall debut
2018 - Present Les ​Misérables, West End London
Nov 2018 Trondheim Soloists, tour to Hong Kong
Dec 2017 BBCSO Total Immersion Series
July 2017 Torroella Fringe Festival, Spain
Sept 2016 Concerto debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra
May-Dec 2016 Les ​Misérables​, Singapore and Dubai tours

EDUCATION
2017-2019 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Artist Diploma in oboe performance
Principal teachers : Nicholas Daniel and Gordon Hunt
2016-2017 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Master of Music (M.Mus.)
Principal teachers: Nicholas Daniel and Gordon Hunt
2012-2016 Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
Principal teacher: Rachel Walker

COMPETITIONS
2018 Rising Stars Grand Prix Berlin, First prize
2016 President’s Young Performers Award, Winner
2014 Singapore Woodwind Competition, Third prize
2013 Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concerto Competition, Second prize


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2018/19 Drake Calleja Trust Scholarship


TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SINGAPORE)
2016-2017 Victoria Junior College Symphonic Band, oboe section
2016 Whitley Secondary Concert Band, oboe section
2014 - Present Singapore Polytechnic Symphonic Band, oboe section
2014 - Present Private oboe tutoring
2014 Flute and Music Academy, oboe tutor

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (UK)
2018 East Barnet Music Centre, oboe teacher
2017 - Present Hendon Music Centre, relief oboe teacher
2017 - Present Private oboe tutoring

SKYPE TEACHING
2019 - Present Private oboe tutoring

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