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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

There are so many things to consider before going out and purchasing an oboe: What grade are you in school? Is this instrument your step up because you are going to college? Will you be majoring in music? Is this … 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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