Piano & academic tuition, ensemble coaching and exams prep

Clavinova, cor anglais, oboe and piano lessons taught online or in-person in Melbourne North East

Contact Details
Penelope Carter

Focus on person centred reflective practice
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 for ensembles
Higher education applications – written and practical

Travel to students houses, or online – please enquire if out of specified distance


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 Since
Music Lessons Provided
Clavinova, Cor Anglais, Oboe, Piano
ABRSM, Adult Learning, Arranging, Auditions, Aural Training, Ensemble, Musicianship, Performances, Sight reading, Theory
Areas Serviced
Online, Melbourne North East
Abbotsford, Alphington, Carlton, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Northcote, Preston, Thornbury
Other Details
Minimum age taught

Last Modified: 10 April 2024 at 7:19 PM