Josh Hickin

Josh Hickin

Bass, Composition, Conducting, Music Theory, Oboe & Piano Teacher in London

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I am a professional composer and orchestrator who works in and around London. I am also a professional pianist and work as an accompanist and performer for shows, concerts, and even parties with my function band. I have a deeply rooted passion for music, I love meeting new musicians at various stage of their journey and am experienced teaching and coaching from 1 to 1 situation to whole choirs, casts and companies for large productions.

My first experience with music was when watching films I realised I was more interested in the sounds and the music. I knew from that moment I wanted to be a composer. I had piano and recorder lessons from a very young age and when I was 8 I started learning the oboe.

In 2013 I was accepted to study at Chethams School of Music in Manchester. At Chethams I had my first introduction to music teaching during a course where we had the opportunity to give lessons to younger students. After two years of studying oboe, piano and composition, all whilst doing my A levels, I was awarded the Harvy Loh award to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music.

It was at the academy where I first started working professionally as a composer and orchestrator, helping produce music for Concerts, ballets, and films. Since graduating I have started conducting also, and been musical director for shows in Croydon.

I love the experience of introducing and teaching the music which I am so passionate about to new musicians.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • First Class Honours BMUS in Music, Royal Academy of Music London
  • Grade 8 Oboe with Distinction
  • Grade 5 Theory
  • Composed score for the film “This England” by George Taylor
  • Performed as an oboist at Concert Halls Nationwide including the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
  • Musical Director of “Into the Woods” 2017 and “The Producers” 2019 for CODA
  • A* at Music A-level


1/2 hour£25.00
1 hour£40.00


I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Grasmere Road, Purley, CR8 1DY, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my mobile lessons simply get in touch.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

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