I am a professional oboist and composer living in London. My performance career has taken me round the world, and I have played principal oboe in many of the world’s leading orchestras. I am also an expert tutor in academic music and music theory. I have helped pupils to win places at Oxbridge to study music, and exceed their predicted grades by as many as three for GCSE and A Level. When at Cambridge, for my final exams, I gained the top mark for music over the entire university for that year.
Subjects I teach
Music GCSE and A Level
Music Theory (all grades)
MA in Music Performance from Royal Academy of Music, Distinction
DipRam from Royal Academy of Music
BA (Hons) in Music from Cambridge University, Double First Class
My Approach to Private Tuition
My approach to tuition is always goal-oriented. It is very important to identify the target the my client wants to meet. This could be succeeding in a university interview, preparing for an exam, or wanting to go up a grade for GCSE or A Level. To be a successful student of academic music at any level, a pupil has to get to grips with a lot of different concepts – harmony, counterpoint, analysis, composition, performance, aural skills and so on. I can offer expert tuition in all of these areas, and will tailor the content of lessons according to which area needs the most attention. I have a good knowledge of what exam boards and universities are looking for from music students, and I will use this expertise to help my pupils achieve those goals.
My video Introduction
I’ve written a musical about The Crystal Maze.