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Oboe Reeds – How Long Do They Last?

How long does an oboe reed last? The average consensus is 10 -15 hours of playing time or about 1 month, whichever comes first. No two oboe reeds are exactly alike no matter what steps are taken to ensure they … Continue reading

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Importance of Oboe Reed Cases

Yes, you really do need a reed case. Oftentimes one of the essential supplies that is overlooked when students start the oboe is a reed case. It doesn’t need to be an expensive one. A plastic case, like the one … Continue reading

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Double Reed Day – Cal State Fresno

I had a wonderful time at the California State University, Fresno 16th Annual Double Reed Day!  Rachel Aldrich and Larry Gardner were both very gracious hosts. The guest clinicians were Andrea Jayne Ridilla (oboe) and George Sakakeeny (bassoon). The experience was so … 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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Back to school – don’t forget your music supplies!

School season is upon us!  For some parts of LA County, school starts this week. In the rush to make sure new clothes, notebooks, pencils and books are purchased, music supplies may not be at the top of the list. … 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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Reed Pros oboe reed store is now Live!

I’m excited to announce http://www.reedpros.com website store is now live!  You can get to the store from the blog here or just go to http://www.reedpros.com. http://Www.Reedpros.com is selling handmade oboe reeds. You will find reeds for the beginning oboe student … Continue reading

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