How I will share my ideas about playing

My ideas about oboe playing have developed greatly since my student days. Then I could idolise the playing of Heinz Holliger and Lothar Koch, but now with iTunes, Spotify and Youtube so many more players are available to inspire for their musicianship and repertoire,...

Horses for Courses

I may have been playing the oboe for nearly 50 years but I can still get caught out with selecting the best reed for the playing task of the moment. When I used to do many solo concerts in my early career I had to select reeds that could play incredibly demanding...

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About my blog

From week to week I will be posting blog articles and video tutorials explaining my beliefs behind a number of key elements of practicing and performing. From time to time this will also include reflections on the work I do with music and Alzheimer's.