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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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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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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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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 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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