Oboe Lessons | Skype Lessons
- Qualifications: Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, B. Mus. Cleveland Institute of Music
- Pricing: $50/half-hour, $80/hour
- Styles: Classical music
- Suitability: All ages and levels
Hi, I’m Bede Hanley and I’m principal oboe of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.
Originally from Canada, the oboe has taken me around the world, first as a student and later as a performer and teacher. Among other places, I’ve been principal oboe with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Canada and Assistant Principal oboe with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, in Spain. I’m proud that my playing and teaching reflects the influences of the wonderful musicians I have played with.
I’ve been fortunate to have had wonderful teachers as a young oboist and great mentors to help me develop as a professional – it is a pleasure to pass this along.
It’s great to help beginner oboists get set up on a solid foundation they can grow from. I aim to assist more advanced oboists to develop their own voice, studying musical and technical fundamentals, solo playing, orchestral auditions and, of course, reed making which is imperative to mastering the oboe.