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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £48.00
Intermediate £48.00
Advanced £48.00
Expert £48.00
Casual £48.00

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Personal Description:

I studied a Masters, with a scholarship, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, on the Orchestral Artistry Course, and gained a Distinction. Previous to this, I studied with a scholarship, at the Royal Academy of Music, gaining a BMus(Hons). I was a scholar at the Purcell School of Music and Junior Guildhall.

I am a freelance player, regularly performing at venues all over London, such as the Barbican, Milton Court, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall. I was a Britten Pears Artist 2020 and have played principal Oboe in many orchestras including English Touring Opera, Orchestra of the Earth, Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra and Arch Sinfonia.

I teach Oboe, Piano and Music Theory. I have Grade 8 Oboe, Piano and Voice and extensive Music Theory training.

** I have been teaching some pupils online since March 2020 and am happy to teach any new pupils online if this is preferable for you. ***

Tutoring Experience:

I am an extremely experienced private tutor, and have completed the very prestigious LRAM Teaching Qualification as well as a teaching course by ABRSM. I am happy to provide references.

I have been teaching privately for over 7 years, with pupils successfully entering both ABRSM and Trinity exams as well as auditioning successfully for the National Children’s Orchestra.

I have a portable Enhanced DBS and have extensive safeguarding experience through my work with the National Childrens Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra.

I teach Oboe, Piano and Music Theory from beginner through to post Grade 8. I currently teach Oboe and Piano at St Richard Reynolds Catholic College and am the regular dep for Wetherby Senior School (Marylebone). I have previously taught at Dragon School (Oxford), Sydenham School (London), Thomson House Lower and Upper School and Kingston Music Service.

I am organised and am confident in timetabling lessons, regularly organising months in advance while being flexible with last minute changes. I am punctual and prepare my lessons and the structure to suit the individual child. I have a thorough knowledge of repertoire and am able to adapt my teaching style and format to suit the different abilities and personalities of pupils.

Tutoring Approach:

As a teacher, I try to make enjoyment the main focus of learning, and with guidance and structure, pupils can thrive to be the best musician they can be. I am a strong believer that hard work leads to great progress. I am an energetic, dedicated and enthusiastic teacher who has always loved teaching and watching pupils achieve and grow as musicians as well as individuals.

I tailor my lessons to suit the pupil best, whether they want to start learning the instrument as a beginner, go through the grades, learn for fun or to simply improve technique and get some help. I teach in an engaging manner that aims to create a good attitude towards learning and a love for music.

My musical education has given me the tools and knowledge to provide a comprehensive, interesting, insightful and fun music teaching.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • ABRSM (2020) - 'Be a Better Music Teacher' (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2020) - LRAM Teaching Qualification (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2020) - Masters of Music (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Royal Academy of Music (2019) - BMus (Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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