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Miss Henrietta Cooke
Miss Henrietta Cooke

Artist Diploma in Performance (Oboe) - Royal College of Music
Master of Performance (Oboe) - Royal College of Music
Bachelor of Arts (Music) - University of Southampton

Piano Diploma (DipABRSM)
Violin Grade 8 (Distinction)
Oboe Grade 8 (Distinction)
Music Theory Grade 8 (Distinction)
A-Level Music (A*)
Instruments: Oboe
Music Theory
GCSE & A Level Music
Genre/Style(s): Classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced
Memberships: (verified) Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)


As a professional freelance oboist, I am devoted to playing and sharing music with other people. I regularly give recitals around London and Watford, and I am passionate about orchestral performance, having recently performed a number of times with the London Symphony Orchestra. Notable conductors I have played for include Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Jurowski, Thomas Zehetmair and Martyn Brabbins. Future performances will include the Mozart Oboe Concerto with Watford Symphony Orchestra, and the Martinu Oboe Concerto with Kew Sinfonia.

I am hardworking academically and received a number of prizes recognising my achievements. At University, I received the Lyttel Prize for achieving the highest mark in Music for my first year of study, and at my graduation I was awarded the Edward Wood Memorial Prize for achieving the highest mark of any student graduating in Music. I also achieved the highest A Level Music mark in my school, with 100% in my A2 performance and composition components. My qualification in Grade 8 theory has also helped me understand many aspects of music I perform, and has helped me in my approach as a performer. I have a broad understanding of Music Theory and analysis, and enjoy teaching pupils in Grade 8 Music Theory or in Music GCSE/A-Level.

My experience in teaching is expansive and wide ranging. I began teaching beginner Piano and Violin privately at the age of 14. At 16 I worked as a student assistant for the Hertfordshire Music Service, helping with group recorder sessions and helping run a beginner's string orchestra. During my time at university, I was a piano teacher for Portsmouth Music Academy. Presently, I teach piano and oboe privately, and also for the Hertfordshire Music Service. My experience has covered teaching pupils of all standards and across a range of ages. I have good experience in teaching beginner pupils the fundamental skills of learning their instruments and playing with one another, establishing the strong foundations needed to learn an instrument successfully.

I aim to provide each pupil with comfortable lessons that work well for them, and most importantly, I want pupils to have fun and love playing an instrument, just as I do.

I provide lessons in person, and online if self isolation prevents the ability to meet face to face. Do not hesitate to send me a message or call me if you would like to enquire further.

Contact Henrietta

Address: Dollis Hill
Greater London
Phone: 07599733766
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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