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The Myth of ‘Practice Makes Perfect’

By Annie Murphy Paul How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice. In a groundbreaking paper published in 1993, cognitive psychologist Anders Ericsson added a crucial tweak to that old joke. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Deliberate … Continue reading

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Purchasing an Oboe – where to buy, brands, types and more questions answered

Article written by:  Tanya Johnson – owner of Reedpros.com  Please use the contact me form to get in touch with me. There are so many things to consider before going out and purchasing an oboe: What grade are you in … Continue reading

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Back to School Discounts

Don’t forget your music supplies when preparing for Back To School. Save 10% off ALL items at http://www.reedpros.com when you PHONE IN your order and pay via credit / debit card. Save an additional 15% off tuners and metronomes. Just … Continue reading

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Helping Patients Through Music

Helping Patients Through Music  — video available with this link. Beverly Casson settled back in a chair and closed her eyes. A young musician named Andrew Friedrichs, playing piano maybe 15 feet away, drifted into a gentle, jazzy version of “Silent … Continue reading

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How To Prevent Cracks In Your Oboe

No one wants to see a crack in their beautiful wooden oboe but they are prone to them. While the steps listed below will help prevent cracks, it is not a guarantee as it is still possible for a crack to … Continue reading

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Reeds for Christmas

Don’t wait too long to order oboe reeds in time for Christmas! Visit us at www.reedpros.com to see all the latest goodies for the oboist in your life.

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How To Care For Your Oboe

Here are the key points I make sure I tell my students and their parents about keeping their instrument playing great. General Maintenance for the Oboe: 1. Have a silk swab. I have seen many students take apart their instrument … Continue reading

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How to Practice Effectively, Efficiently and Make It Stick

Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight by Dr. Noa Kageyama  Have you ever been frustrated by the fact that you can take a difficult passage, work on it for a bit, get it sounding … Continue reading

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Oboe Reed Cases, Reed Making Kits, Reed Knives and More

Summer is coming to an end and school will be starting again before you know it. Reed Pros is happy to announce new products we have just in time for back to school. We have some lovely new oboe reed … Continue reading

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Oboe Reed Customer Reviews

  Very few things give me such pride as when a customer takes time out of their day to write to me about how much they are pleased with their reed order. I hope I can make oboe playing for everyone … Continue reading

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