About

Phoebe Rees is a musician and songwriter from Oswestry. Influenced by a diverse range of musical genres and cultures, she predominantly combines elements of Celtic, English and American Folk traditions into her music making. Drawing on inspiration from her early years in the Scottish Highlands, experiences as a classical viola player studying in Edinburgh and London, and subsequent travels throughout the rest of the British Isles, Europe, South America and India; she performs her own compositions along with interpretations of material by other artists close to her heart. Phoebe sings and accompanies herself mostly on the fiddle, viola and guitar.

 

In addition to her work as a performing musician, Phoebe is a qualified instrumental teacher and creative music workshop leader with a wide range of teaching and project experience. Previously a folk tutor for the Centre of Young Musicians and Open Academy Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music in London, her work as a teacher and facilitator has seen Phoebe involved in projects throughout the UK and as far afield as Sao Paulo and Mumbai, working with organisations such as EFDSS, The Wigmore Hall, The English Touring Opera, Spitalfields Music, Guri and Songbound.

Phoebe currently gives private tuition in and around Oswestry as well as online via Zoom. She has experience of teaching beginners through to advanced levels, all ages. Combining technique and musical style in her lessons, she offers a flexible approach to learning the fiddle and viola.

Please view the following video for more information about Phoebe’s lessons:

Phoebe Rees is a musician and songwriter from Oswestry. Influenced by a diverse range of musical genres and cultures, she predominantly combines elements of Celtic, English and American Folk traditions into her music making. Drawing on inspiration from her early years in the Scottish Highlands, experiences as a classical viola player studying in Edinburgh and London, and subsequent travels throughout the rest of the British Isles, Europe, South America and India; she performs her own compositions along with interpretations of material by other artists close to her heart. Phoebe sings and accompanies herself mostly on the fiddle, viola and guitar.

In addition to her work as a performing musician, Phoebe is a qualified instrumental teacher and creative music workshop leader with a wide range of teaching and project experience. Previously a folk tutor for the Centre of Young Musicians and Open Academy Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music in London, her work as a teacher and facilitator has seen Phoebe involved in projects throughout the UK and as far afield as Sao Paulo and Mumbai, working with organisations such as EFDSS, The Wigmore Hall, The English Touring Opera, Spitalfields Music, Guri and Songbound.

Phoebe currently gives private tuition in and around Oswestry as well as online via Zoom. She has experience of teaching beginners through to advanced levels, all ages. Combining technique and musical style in her lessons, she offers a flexible approach to learning the fiddle and viola.

Please view the following video for more information about Phoebe’s lessons:

Testimonials

“Phoebe, thank you so much for that absolutely beautiful rendition of my song “Mississippi Summer.” I love what you did, both your vocal and the expressive, lovely viola work.”

Si Kahn
Songwriter, Activist, Organizer

“It was a genuine pleasure to share the bill with Phoebe last night in Manley.  So much talent and ability combined with soul is a rare thing and as a fiddle player I was hugely impressed by her exceptional ability to imbue folk fiddling with classical technique without losing any of the spirit. Go and see her if you get the chance and if you organise gigs/events book her asap – she won’t disappoint.

Christopher Short
The Churchfitters

“…she mesmerised the kids with her beautiful playing and singing of some well travelled Scottish folk tunes!”

Songbound

“…one of the finest prospects in British folk music…

FATEA Magazine

Contact

info@phoeberees.co.uk

07903 692904