Oboe Lessons | Recorder Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Online Lessons
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (Hons), University of Tasmania. Master of Music (Performance), University of Canterbury.
- Pricing: Please enquire.
- Suitability: Oboe - ages 9 and up. Recorder - ages 4 and up.
Associate Principal Oboe of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Ashleigh graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Performance from the New Zealand School of Music in 2013. She spent the next two years studying at the University of Tasmania on a full orchestral scholarship. Here she completed a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in Orchestral Performance, under the excellent tutelage of David Nuttall.
While in Australia Ashleigh enjoyed playing with the Hobart Chamber Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as well as the TSO Baroque Ensemble. She has worked with various orchestras around New Zealand including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Wellington. She also spent four years playing for the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band.
In 2016 Ashleigh returned to Christchurch and after completing her Masters at the University of Canterbury was awarded the Associate Principal Oboe position with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
I am a really passionate teacher who above all else aims to foster love and enjoyment of music.
All lessons will include technical skills, musicality, performance skills and music theory but the style of teaching is always structured to suit the student’s age, focus and ability. I’m here to help you, be that preparing for exams, learning music at high school, or beginning your musical journey!
I have a great deal of experience teaching and specifically have spent a lot of time teaching primary age children, where I prioritise fun alongside musical development and learning.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!