Double Bass Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching, HSC Music Exam Preparation, Skype Lessons
- Qualifications: Master of Arts (Distinction), Postgraduate Diploma in String Leadership, Bachelor of Music (Performance)
- Pricing: $80 per hour / $50 per half hour
- Styles: Classical
- Suitability: Beginner to LMusA
Available for online teaching.
Please see YouTube link for videos of Oliver’s performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVA1AqqrWI7nhc6ZMUp5EAQ?view_as=subscriber
Oliver is a highly accomplished professional double bass player, with extensive playing and teaching experience. He graduated with Distinction in a Master of Arts (Double Bass) from the Royal Academy of Music, London, and previously completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Oliver has performed extensively as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he has performed as Principal Double Bass with Opera Australia, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Concert Orchestra. He has performed as Co-Principal with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Opera North, and toured Europe extensively with the Philharmonia and Halle orchestras. He was invited to perform as a soloist in the 2017 Conwy Classical Music Festival, where he performed a selection from Eight Pieces (op.83) by Max Bruch.
As an educator, Oliver has worked as Section Leader and Coach with Philharmonia: Come and Sing, as a classroom tutor with Halle: Adopt a Player, and has taught in the Junior Departments at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music.
Oliver’s teaching services include:
-Flexible teaching hours
-Traveling to teach at your home or school
-Assistance in instrument hire or purchase
-Focus on bodily relaxation in solo and orchestral playing
-Preparation and application for AMEB exams, from Preliminary to LMusA
-Individual and group lessons