My name is Jasper and I am a professional oboist and English horn player based in Melbourne. I have graduated with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Music Performance from the University of Melbourne.
I'm a very active working musician who has performed with many different ensembles in Victoria, interstate and abroad. Some notable groups I have worked with include: Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Victorian Opera, Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet - I have even performed in Disney's Aladdin the musical!
As an experienced teacher I have taught at Caulfield Grammar School, Loreto Mandeville Hall, and Eltham High School. I also regularly tutor students at Melbourne Youth Music and I have been a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne's 'Oboe Academy'. I've prepared students for AMEB exams, solo recitals and youth orchestra auditions.
Our lessons will be structured to cater for your personal needs: this will depend if you're looking for ongoing lessons to thoroughly develop your technique, sound and musicianship; or if you're wanting some feedback sessions for specific exams/auditions that are coming up; or if you just want to meet once in a while to have a play to have some fun because you love the oboe!
I have experience teaching students of all ages and all levels. I have taught beginners from age 10 up to adult students who are over 60 years old. It's never too late to start oboe lessons!
I can also provide custom made reeds at a much more affordable price compared to what you can buy in stores or online. Not only are they cheaper but they will suit your level and way of playing so that you can play comfortably and happily.
I prefer to teach in my apartment in Southbank as all my sheet music, piano, reed making and oboe equipment are there.
I look forward to hearing from you! :)