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Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson


Oboe Lessons | Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (Hons), Master of Music from the University of Waikato, Master of Music from The University of Tasmania
  • Pricing: Please enquire
  • Styles: All styles
  • Suitability: From ages 9 and up


Principal oboist of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Jenny Johnson graduated from The University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honors in 2008, and a Masters of Music with First Class Honors in 2009. While at The University of Waikato Jenny studied with two of New Zealand’s finest oboists; Martin Lee and Robert Orr, and performed in master classes offered by Diana Doherty, Gordon Hunt, David Walter and Hansjorj Schellenberger.

Jenny was a recipient of the prestigious Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship throughout her studies, and received Blues Awards in 2006 – 2009 for her contribution to music nationally.

In 2010 Jenny relocated to Hobart in Australia and completed a Masters of Music through the University of Tasmania under the guidance of David Nuttall.

Jenny has performed for many orchestras around New Zealand as well as Australia, including The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Southern Sinfonia, Vector Wellington Orchestra, The Tasmania Discovery Orchestra, The Hobart Chamber Orchestra and Opus Chamber Orchestra.

Jenny moved to Christchurch in July of 2011 and was soon after appointed Principal Oboe of the CSO.

Teaching Info

I am a very passionate teacher, who aims to get all of my students enthusiastic about music and the oboe.

I look at all aspects of music in lessons, including; oboe technique, music theory and musicality.

I am flexible in my teaching styles and do my best to tailor lessons for the students needs, whatever those needs are, if its to sit practical exams, take music at high school, begin the oboe, or just learn for fun.

Please email me if this sounds like you, I would love to hear from you.

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