Rebecca Whitener (nee Owen)

Clarinet and Saxophone teacher

Based in
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Scotland. Glasgow and surrounding areas.
Rebecca Whitener (nee Owen) | Clarinet and Saxophone teacher

Rates: £25 per hour - £15 per half hour


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Rebecca is a highly experienced and skilled orchestral, chamber and solo clarinetist based in Scotland. Rebecca freelances with orchestras including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Ballet Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra, and has worked with many conductors including Valery Gergiev, Charles Dutoit, Gianandrea Noseda, Zubin Mehta, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Sir Colin Davis.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Rebecca has performed in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, including the Wigmore Hall (London), City Halls (Glasgow), Symphony Hall (Birmingham), and Colston Hall (Bristol). She is a founding member of the Scottish Wind Ensemble, Arctic Winds Wind Quintet and the all-girl chamber group, Cameo Clarinet Quartet. Rebecca is a past winner of the Wind Section of the Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition, Symphony Hall Recital Competition and is a recipient of the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Rebecca trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire with Tim Lines, Angela Malsbury and Michael Harris. After graduating with Distinction, Rebecca went on to play with the Southbank Sinfonia, Stuttgart Festival Orchestra and the (UBS) Verbier Festival Orchestra, with whom she toured Europe and the USA.

As well as performing, Rebecca is passionate about Music Education. She teaches, coaches, adjudicates and conducts, and enjoys inspiring next generation musicians. She has been part of music education projects run by the LSO, SCO Connect, Scottish Ballet In and Out, Music in Hospitals and Music Mites (Milton Keynes). Rebecca coaches the clarinets for the Merchant’s Sinfonia and the West of Scotland Schools Concert Band and teaches at the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the High School of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde Schools Instrumental Music Services and conducts the East Dunbartonshire Schools Wind Band.

Experience

High School of Glasgow

Dates: 
Sep 2014 - Sep 2034

East Dunbartonshire Music Service

Dates: 
Jan 2012 - Jun 2032

Inverclyde Music Service

Dates: 
Nov 2011 - Jun 2031

Educational history

PgDip with Distinction, LRAM with Distinction

Dates: 
September, 2005 - June, 2007
Institution: 
Royal Academy of Music
www.ram.ac.uk

BMus(Hons) First Class

Dates: 
September, 2001 - June, 2005
Institution: 
Birmingham Conservatoire
www.conservatoire.bcu.ac.uk

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

Friendly and professional female clarinet teacher and performer.

Disclosure Scotland and CRB checked.

Over 13 years teaching experience.

100% ABRSM grade exam pass rate.

Lessons also available for Music Theory, Chamber Music, Bass and Eb clarinets, and Saxophone.


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