Available by

FaceTime, Skype, Zoom




I have a lifetime's experience of

teaching at every level,

having worked with very young musicians, oboe beginners,

NYO and college students, through to

professionals requesting consultations

in matters of

tone, style, instrument choice, tuning and adjustment,

along with every aspect of reed-making.


I have given extensive coaching, masterclasses, lectures and demonstrations for the British, International and Finnish Double Reed Societies, the NYO GB, at the R.A.M. London, the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki and in British Summer Schools.


Lessons or Consultations

for the Oboe, Cor Anglais and all other sizes

are offered

to help with every aspect of

Technique, Musicianship and Control.


Above all, I hope to offer

straightforward guidance that will assist you to develop

Your Own Personal Style.


Interrelated Reed and Oboe complications

can be quickly separated,

a rare skill that routinely solves

much unncecessary anguish.


Oboists of every level of experience are welcomed.

Please Email to arrange an advisory meeting or ongoing lessons.




35 Melodic Studies for Oboe or Saxophone

(published by Emerson Edition)

designed to Develop Control

and Expressive Playing

above mere technique,

enhanced by charming line drawings by

Maeve Calthorpe,

are well-loved inclusions in the

ABRSM Associated Board Syllabus, Grades 1-5


Saxophone Version available separately.