Information About Imogen - Hammersmith teacher - (3 reviews)
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I have recently graduated with Distinction in my Master of Arts Degree from the Royal Academy of Music, where I studied with Christopher Cowie, Ian Hardwick and Sue Bohling. I also obtained my Batchelor of Music degree from the Royal Academy of Music with First Class Honours. I am currently on trial for the position of No. 2 Oboe with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Sub Principal Oboe with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. I regularly freelance with orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sinfonia Cymru and Oxford Philharmonic. Whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, I won both the Leila Bull Oboe Prize (2018) and the Grimaldi Cor Anglais Prize (2015). I also won the Katie Thomas Memorial Prize for overall achievement, hard work and good conduct. Before studying at the RAM, I spent 10 years at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, near where I'm originally from. In my last year at the school, I was Co Principal Oboe of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. From 2016-2017 I was a member of the prestigious Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, participating in three European tours and a three week long residency in Abu Dhabi. As a member of the GMJO, I had the opportunity to perform in Europe’s most prestigious concert venues, including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Teatro Alla Scala Milan, Vienna’s Musikverein and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. In 2015 I was a member of the LSO Woodwind Academy.
I am currently teaching oboe and piano privately in West London and am a tutor at Wandsworth Schools’ Music. I recently took part in the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Foyle Future Firsts Scheme, which has not only helped to develop my orchestral playing, but has also given me a huge amount of outreach and education experience. Education projects I've participated in have included ‘have a go’ taster oboe lessons during the ‘Funharmonics’ days at the Southbank Centre, and coaching sectional rehearsals at ‘Overture’ events. I have also done some voluntary school based work with the LPO, jointly leading workshops for year three violin classes… Having had safeguarding training as part of the LPO Foyle Future Firsts scheme and as a tutor for Wandsworth Schools’ Music, I am confident that I can provide a safe environment for children to learn in.
I aim to ensure that each student is able to fulfil their potential and reach their goals, through a supportive and encouraging approach to tuition, regardless of age or ability. I tailor lessons to each individual's needs, in order to ensure each student gets the most out of their lessons. I make sure to involve and engage the student as much as possible in the lesson by asking lots of questions and using rhythmic games and exercises. I demonstrate regularly, modelling good technique and posture. I believe that whilst learning a musical instrument requires hard work and practise, it should also be an enjoyable experience. As I am a young teacher, I believe my approach to tuition is full of energy, and that my friendly and open personality means that I am very approachable, both from a student's and parent's point of view.
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Additional Languages: French, German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal Academy of Music (2018) - BMus (Hons) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Chetham's School of Music (2014) - Music, French, German A Levels (School) (✘ Not On File)
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