Ruth Berresford - Oboe


As a teacher Ruth Berresford BMus (Hons) GMSD LGSMD PGDip Mus GSMD teaches both oboe and piano and takes private students at home.

She is the oboe tutor on the Elizabeth College Summer Orchestral Course (ECSOC) on Guernsey which involves chamber music coaching, wind sectional conducting and individual oboe lessons. She has also coached the wind section for the London Festival Youth Orchestra.

Ruth has given master-classes at the London College of Music and has taught at both Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music junior departments.

"Ruth is a fantastic teacher: she is unfailingly kind and supportive in her approach, and demonstrates everything in a very clear and practical way. Her comments and advice are always constructive and she maintains the highest standards, driving you to improve your technique and tone with every piece you play. She pays great attention to detail and encourages me to do likewise, and has succeeded (where others have failed) in helping me realise that even the most difficult and finger-knotting study is worth the effort and deserves real musical expression! While we always have a good laugh in lessons, she takes my wish to be a better player seriously and keeps me focused. She is very generous with her time and expertise - I can hardly believe how much I have learned in the last six months." David - oboe student