Theory and Aural
Since joining the Sheffield Music Academy staff in September 2007, Miriam has taught Musicianship, Aural, Theory, Harmony, Keyboard skills and Oboe. During this time she has especially enjoyed coaching ‘The Clarinet Ensemble,’ and the ‘Mozart Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments.’ Miriam was a member of the A Level Music teaching team from September 2009 – June 2014.
Miriam obtained a scholarship to the High Wycombe Music Centre. She read music at UEA ( University of East Anglia ), where she gained an A.L.C M. Oboe Performers Diploma, before graduating with a B.A. ( Hons ) Degree in Music, in 1979. Miriam began her teaching career in Suffolk, having taken the University of London Post Graduate teaching Certificate course, and her L.R.A.M. Oboe Teaching Diploma while at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. While at UEA and Goldsmith’s College, Miriam studied oboe with Peter Graeme and Edwin Roxburgh.
Before moving to Bakewell in Derbyshire, in 1995, Miriam taught music in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, as a class teacher, and as Head of Department, specialising in teaching A level music. During this period she also became an examiner for G.C.S.E. Music Practical Performance Exams. Added to which she studied for an Open University ( part time ) M.A. in Education, graduating in 1994. Miriam is a member of The Incorporated Society of Musicians. Miriam also teaches oboe, piano, theory and aural training, privately at home.
When not teaching or performing music, Miriam’s other passion is horses. She loves being in the company of these wonderful creatures, and particularly enjoys the discipline of dressage. She shares ownership of a golden mare called Sally.