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Instruments Taught


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

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Casual £45.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £45.00
Intermediate £45.00
Advanced £45.00
Casual £45.00

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Personal Description:

My name is Philip and I am a freelance oboist Living in South-West London. I freelance with many orchestras around the country including, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Opera North, Irish National Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, Turku Philharmonic(Finland), Den Fynske Opera(Denmark). London Mozart Players and the BBC Philharmonic. I am currently teach and am Artist in Residence at Birmingham Conservatoire and tutor on Summer courses such as Dartington International Summer School, Malvern Winds and The Music Summer School Festival. I have always loved teaching from a very early age and learning musical things was a passion for me from a very young age so i try to encourage children as much as possible and help them love music as much as i do.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught for over 15 years, varying in ages from 4/5-65+ years old.
My Wind Quintet**Removed By Admin**has given masterclasses and concerts at various institutions such as the Colchester Institute, Purcell School, Cardiff University and Schools in both Tokyo and Prague when on tour, in both large group learning and one-to-one lessons/masterclasses. Atéa Quintet are currently Associate artists in residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and former Artist in Residence at Purcell School of Music. where we teach chamber music and and tutor individually.
I helped establish the Royal Northern College of Music Summer School for children in Manchester in 2007 and 2008 tutoring in large groups and individually.
'Sound Ideas' project - Including tutoring whole class on composition and techniques of playing different instruments and individual coaching on playing/writing for different instruments.
I was a part of a wider-opportunities scheme called 'Rhythm for Life' involving teaching older adults the recorder individually and in groups over the course of a year.
I have taught privately pupils on Oboe, Recorder, Theory and Flute achieving a 100% Merti or above pass rate currently upto grade 7 students.

Tutoring Approach:

I am a very big believer in making lessons enjoyable and learning through positive energy and encouragement. The basics of playing in learning the notes is essential for all ages of player, but if the aim of playing an instrument is not to enjoy ones-self then what is music about? There are obviously different methods of teaching every person but my general rule of thumb is, does the pupil want to persue this to a very high level or do they want to just have fun? If the latter, a more encouraging attitude has to be taken and a more fun friendly atmosphere. If the student wants to progress to go to music college or higher then the same atmosphere has to be kept to create a good working enviroment but more emphasis is put on the work in hand.

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


  • Royal College of Music (2009) - Mmus (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (2004) - BMus(hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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