Category Archives: Oboe Reed Making

Arundo Donax: Journey from cane to oboe reed – Part 1

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Parents ask me all the time – Why are oboe reeds so expensive? I can’t blame them for asking that question. Oboe reeds are really expensive, especially when you are comparing them to clarinet or saxophone reeds. So – why … Continue reading

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Oboe Reed Drying Rack – now available for purchase

I have become a big fan of reed drying racks. Bassoon players are very familiar with them but as oboe players, they haven’t been part of our reedmaking process. I bought one a few years back from an oboe supplier … Continue reading

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Oboe Reed Making: A Parent’s Guide

So you have a young oboist in your midst? That’s fantastic! But as a parent, you might be feeling a bit like a walking ATM. Between the Band Director insisting the student take lessons, a never-ending search for oboe reeds … Continue reading

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