Adjusting Your Own Oboe

Adjusting Your Own Oboe

Oboes naturally fall out of adjustment from regular use. It is important to send your oboe to a qualified double reed specialist once a year for a tune up to keep pads sealing, mechanisms working, and check for issues. Assuming your oboe has been tuned up recently and...
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...
Why Choose The Oboe?

Why Choose The Oboe?

This is one of my favorite clips that has been circulating YouTube since 2011. It was originally broadcast in 1997 and speaks beautifully of the challenges and joys of playing the oboe. Why choose the oboe? Simply stated, for someone that has fallen in love with...