Getting Started

A Guide to Sharpening Stones and Tools

A Guide to Sharpening Stones and Tools

A Guide to Sharpening Stones and Tools The Two Parts of Sharpening the Blade There are two things that need to happen to the blade to create an edge that will be effective for scraping cane: 1) creating a “new” edge and 2) refining that edge to be razor sharp. 1) As...

read more
Essential Information for the Beginning Oboist

Essential Information for the Beginning Oboist

Everything you need to know about getting started on the oboe. Resource List After reviewing this quick tutorial page on getting started, please visit my resource list for specialized double reed vendors that sell supplies, new and used instruments, offer rentals, and...

read more
Reeds: FAQ

Reeds: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions and Important Information About Reeds How long does a reed last? How many do I need? Every reed is different, but with adjustments, most oboe reeds will last about 10-15 hours of playing time for students. In general, my beginning oboe...

read more
Understanding The Oboe: A must see!

Understanding The Oboe: A must see!

This is a must see video for all music educators, band directors, beginner oboists, and parents. Packed with more essential information then I could fit into the very first lesson, this video talks in-depth about purchasing instruments, taking care of them, and of...

read more