Oliver Simpson

Live Online Lessons Available
Music Teacher
Double Bass


Available for online and in-person teaching, registered as a COVID Safe business. $80/hour, $50/half hour Please see YouTube link for videos of Oliver’s performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVA1AqqrWI7nhc6ZMUp5EAQ?view_as=subscriber Oliver is a highly accomplished professional double bass player, with extensive playing and teaching experience. He graduated with Distinction in a Master of Arts (Double Bass) from the Royal Academy of Music, London; he previously completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Oliver’s teaching services include: -Flexible teaching hours -Assistance in instrument hire or purchase -Focus on bodily relaxation in solo and orchestral playing -Preparation and application for AMEB exams, from Preliminary to LMusA -Individual and group lessons Oliver has performed extensively as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he has performed as Principal Double Bass with Opera Australia, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Concert Orchestra. He has performed as Co-Principal with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Opera North, and toured Europe extensively with the Philharmonia and Halle orchestras. He was invited to perform as a soloist in the 2017 Conwy Classical Music Festival, where he performed a selection from Eight Pieces (op.83) by Max Bruch. As an educator, Oliver has worked as Section Leader and Coach with Philharmonia: Come and Sing, as a classroom tutor with Halle: Adopt a Player, and has taught in the Junior Departments at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music.

Contact Details

Oliver Simpson


Send an eMailolivergsimpson@gmail.com

172 Johnston Street
NSW 2038


Regions Serviced

Sydney, Sydney Inner West, Sydney South, Sydney West

Teacher's Home, Live Online Lessons, Other

Instruments and Subjects

Double Bass

HSC/VCE Music, Musicianship, Theory

Styles and Specialities


Adult Learning, AMEB Exams, Auditions, Ensemble work

Lesson Format and School Activities

One-on-One Lessons, Group Lessons

School Instrumental Teaching

Qualifications and Experience

Master of Arts (Distinction), Postgraduate Diploma in String Leadership, Bachelor of Music (Performance)


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Last updated: 16-Aug-2020 12:16 PM

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