ARTICLES, RESOURCES, TIPS, AND MORE
As a flute instructor, parent, band director, or student, it can be challenging to decide which sheet music and technique books to focus on. This list is the resource I share with my students. It is a compilation of the best beginner and intermediate flute music that I use in my private studio on a regular basis.
Step by step instructions on how to seal a leaking oboe reed with Parafilm, Teflon tape, or Fish skin. Video tutorial included.
If you have taken a break from the oboe, learn what to expect when you return and the challenges to expect when getting back in shape.
A product review of the synthetic Legere Medium Soft European oboe reed and the Silverstein American Scrape oboe reed.
Taking private music lessons can be very rewarding. Here are 8 ways to make sure your lessons are fun and successful.
Information about preventing and healing an embouchure injury, embouchure fatigue, and other music related injuries.
The studio-quality, inexpensive microphone I recommend for music practice recording that plugs directly into your smartphone or computer.
If you have been playing oboe for about a year and are ready to move onto the next level, this is the intermediate oboe music I recommend.Technique Books These are the first real technical etude books I introduce students too. The melodies are easy enough to start with (espeically in Barret), but keep in mind they can be used all the way through Undergrad and beyond (as there is quite a bit of variety).Oboe Method by A. M. R. Barret This is one of the most standard oboe books in the repertoire. I reccomend the version that was revised by...
Beginner oboe music recommendations for the first 1-3 years of playing for teachers, parents, and students.
If you double on the oboe, here is a list of the instrument and reed essentials you might need.