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Oboe & Cor Anglais Teachers

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all of the teachers in our directory are genuine and that all information provided is correct, The Wind Section cannot accept responsibility for any of the listings.  It is up to the individual or parent/carer seeking instrumental lessons to assess the suitability of the teachers and to ensure that the relevant DBS / PVG checks etc. have been undertaken.

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Julian Appleyard

Qualifications: M.Mus (Performance) and B.A. (Hons) with woodwind teaching endorsement (RCS)

Location: Edinburgh, EH7

Telephone: 07790 891485 


Instrument taught: Oboe

Styles taught: Classical

Grades taught: ABRSM and Trinity to diploma level

Checks undertaken: Member of PVG scheme and affiliate member of the GTCS

Other information: Enthusiastic teacher with over twenty years experience teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior department,  as well as in both primary and secondary schools in Edinburgh.

Katrina Gordon

Qualifications: GRSM (Hons) from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Postgraduate diploma in performance from Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester 

Location: Caithness, KW14 

Telephone: 01847 893517 or text 07821 537076



Instruments taught: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone (alto & tenor), recorder, trumpet, cornet, tenor horn, baritone horn, euphonium, trombone, piano, music theory & composition

Grades taught: From beginner to grade 8+

Checks undertaken: PVG membership number 1208 2696 9088 0345

Any other information: Kind & friendly tuition at all levels. I welcome beginners and have encouraged students to grade 8 on a variety of instruments. I’m also a published composer. I use MTB exams, so if you want to sit grades you can - at your own pace & using specialist examiners.

Kristen Cooke

Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (Performance), Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; Master of Music (Performance), Boston University; MISM

Location: Glasgow, G20

Telephone: 07554 941435



Instrument(s) taught: Oboe, cor anglais, reed making 

Styles taught: Classical

Grades taught: Trinity, ARBSM up to Grade 8

Checks undertaken: Member of PVG scheme 

Any other information: Current woodwind instructor for Inverclyde Instrumental Music Service and Sistema Scotland. Formerly worked for City of Edinburgh Instrumental Music Service.