Melbourne Music Teachers

Practical and academic tutoring with Penelope

Practical and academic tutoring with Penelope

Dennis railway station, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia

will travel to you please enquire.

Piano Lessons | Oboe Lessons | Aural Lessons, Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons

  • Qualifications: MMus Performance Trinity Laban Conservatoire (UK)/ BA (Hons) Academic Music Durham University (UK)
  • Pricing: $80/ hour or $50/ half hour
  • Styles: Person-centered, reflective practice
  • Suitability: Piano 6+/ Oboe 9+



Freelance soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, with an interest in experimental/ contemporary music and community projects. From London, based in Melbourne

Solo: Blackheath Halls, St James’ Pimlico, St James’ Piccadilly and Southwold Arts Festival

Chamber: Wind quintet collaboration with The Galliard Ensemble, Oboe Trio, Oboe & Strings Quartet and mixed ensemble/s at Aldeburgh Festival and British Isles Music Festival

Orchestral: ULSO, London Graduate Orchestra, London Opera Ensemble, Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, Horton Chamber Orchestra & projects with BBC Concert Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra, and at Snape Proms, Sound Unbound Festival and Latitude Festival

Contemporary: Parallax and Shapeshifter Ensembles, London Ambient Orchestra, cross-collaborative projects at Laban and National Portrait Gallery, sessions for post-classical and folk artists, and performed at The Shala, Wilderness

Notable Venue Appearances
– Cadogan Hall – Royal Albert Hall – St Paul’s Cathedral – LSO St Luke’s – The Sage, Gateshead – Barbican – Maida Vale Studios – Alexandra Palace Theatre – The Asylum, Peckham

Charity & Community Work
– Street Orchestra (London) and Nevis Ensemble (Edinburgh) oboist touring to underprivileged groups with limited access to music – schools, care homes, prisons, hospices etc.
– Chelsea & Westminster Mental Health Unit workshops


BA Hons Music, Durham University – 2013 with full college colours
Modules: – Philosophy – Ethnomusicology – Historical Trends – Musical Techniques – Theory & Analysis – Acoustics – Composition – Orchestration – Arranging – Conducting – Arts Management – Dissertation

MMus Music Performance, Trinity Laban – 2018 place supported by 3 scholarships
Modules: Solo Recital – Chamber Recital – Orchestral Repertoire – Second Study – Pedagogy – Practice-led Research – Psychology – Creative Leadership – CoLab – Improvisation – Entrepreneurship

– Wymondham College – FESPA – EMI Sound Foundation – Macfarlane Walker Trust – Carne Trust

Teaching Info

  • Private one-to-one instrumental tutor – 50 pupils over the last decade
  • Aural training, exam preparation and accompanist
  • Academic teacher and Admin assistant at prestigious Norwich School (UK)
  • Theory Tutor Grades 1-8
  • Group coaching
  • Higher education applications


Travel to students’ houses

Areas covered: Northcote, Fairfield, Alphington, Kew, Preston, Thornbury, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Clifton Hill, Carlton


Please enquire for areas outside those specified

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