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Learn to Play the Oboe / Improve on your oboe skills

I generally structure my lessons in the format of long tones, scales, sight-reading, etude and pieces. Depending on the student's ability and goals when it comes to playing the oboe, I may vary my lesson structure slightly in order to suit each individual student's needs best.

Long tones and scales are the two things I still do every single day to this day, even after many years of playing the oboe professionally. They are the fundamental building blocks of tone, support and breathing and therefore need to be practiced regularly. This is why I always start my lessons with these, regardless of the student's level of playing.
Sight-reading is a very useful tool to acquire, especially if you would like to play in ensembles. And as for etudes and pieces, I believe that technique and musicality go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other in order to play music to a high level. Therefore I encourage all my students to practice both.

Location

At teacher's location: Germain Street, Chesham, UK
At student's location: Around London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Chinese

About Me

Having over eight years of experience teaching the oboe both privately and in schools, over time I have come up with various tried and tested methods to help students overcome technical difficulties and make good progress in playing the oboe. Over the years I have taught students ranging from 7 to 60 years old from over 5 different countries and of varying abilities and goals. Whether you are preparing for an examination, learning the oboe as a hobby, or an advanced player who is looking for a second opinion on some repertoire, I am a friendly and encouraging teacher who places great importance on building rapport with her students. I am enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and helping people grow as an oboist and as a musician.

Education

2017 - 2019: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Artist Diploma in Oboe Performance (Distinction)
2016 - 2017: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Master of Music degree (Distinction)
2012 - 2016: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore), Bachelor of Music degree (Merit with Honours)

Experience / Qualifications

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2020 - Present Havering Music Centre, Peripatetic Oboe Tutor (Saturday mornings only)
2021 - Present Sydney Russell School, Peripatetic Woodwind Tutor (Thursdays only)
2018 East Barnet Music Centre, Oboe Tutor
2017 - 2019 Hendon Music Centre, Oboe Tutor
2014 - 2017 Singapore Polytechnic Symphonic Band, Oboe Instructor
2014 - Present Private Oboe Teaching

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE
2020 - 2022 London Philharmonic Orchestra, Foyle Future Firsts Programme
2020 - 2021 London Sinfonietta Academy
2017 - 2019 Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Principal oboe
2016 - 2017 London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestral Artistry Programme

OTHER PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
2018 - 2020 Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Guest Co-Principal oboe

June 2019 Wigmore Hall debut

2018 - 2019 Les Misérables, West End London

Nov 2018 Trondheim Soloists, tour to Hong Kong
*Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola
Dec 2017 BBCSO Total Immersion Series
*Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Second Meeting for oboe and piano
July 2017 Torroella Fringe Festival, Spain
*Oboe quartets by Mozart, Britten and Arnold

Sept 2016 Concerto debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra
*Richard Strauss oboe concerto
May-Dec 2016 Les Misérables, Singapore and Dubai tours

COMPETITIONS
2020 Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Competition, Finalist
2018 Rising Stars Grand Prix Berlin, First prize
2018 Guildhall Needlemakers Wind Prize, Finalist
2016 President’s Young Performers Award, Winner
2014 Singapore Woodwind Competition, Third prize
2013 Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concerto Competition, Second prize


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2016/17 Guildhall Scholar
2018/19 Drake Calleja Trust Scholarship

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