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Emily Taylor

Music Tutor

  • Flute Lessons

  • Oboe Lessons

  • Music Theory

  • GCSE Music Support

All ages welcome!

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About Me

Emily lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire and works across North Yorkshire.

Emily studied Music at The University of Huddersfield, where she was Principal Oboe of the University Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra for 3 years as well as playing with the New Music Ensemble, in a production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen and performing Bellini's Oboe Concerto with the Wind Orchestra.

She joined the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014 where she plays oboe/cor anglais. Tours with the orchestra include two New Year tours of China, two tours in France and the Isle of Man. Memorable performances with SPO include Sweeney ToddThe Flying Dutchman, Tosca and Mahler's Symphony No.2.

Emily is co-founder of De Mowbray Music, based in Thirsk, which is a music venture set up in 2020 with musical director Benjamin Ellin to bring more musical opportunities, including both community and professional music, to Thirsk. Emily is currently Project Manager for both De Mowbray Music and De Mowbray Music Festival which is a weekend of professional and community events in August each year.

Having completed a PGCE in Secondary Music at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017, Emily has worked as a high school classroom music teacher at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Ripon Grammar School and Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate. 

Flute is her primary instrument (Grade 8 distinction) and oboe is her secondary instrument (Grade 8 merit). Emily majored in performance for her degree, performing on both instruments.

Teaching the Eduqas Music GCSE and A-Level spec at all three schools has given her a great insight into the completion and marking of performance and composition coursework, so she is happy to help with those aspects, as well as general exam prep and music theory.

How It Works


Lessons on offer

  • Flute Lessons (Beginner - Grade 8)

  • Oboe Lessons (Beginner - Grade 8)

  • Music Theory (Beginner - Grade 5)

  • GCSE Performance Support

  • Eduqas GCSE Support (Whole Course)


Get in touch for up-to-date information on costs and current availability



Thirsk, North Yorkshire


  • Taster lesson - Half Price

  • Offers available for schools. Please see flyer below and get in touch to discuss.

Flute Choir at Thirsk Hall

Tuesday 2 August, 2pm-5pm

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Orchestra Rehearsal

Rehearsal in China during 2019/20 New Year tour


Performance of Arthur Bliss' 'Checkmate' in Huddersfield Town Hall


Post-concert on 2019/20 China New Year Tour, with Music Director Benjamin Ellin and vocal soloists Christian and Katy

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Concert in China on 2019/20 New Year Tour


Concert in Normandy on tour in France with SPO


With pianist Olga Jegunova and Musical Director Benjamin Ellin after SPO performance of Gershwin's Piano Concerto


End of the 2017/18 New Year tour of China, with Musical Director Benjamin Ellin


Concert in China on 2019/20 Tour

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