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Reed making, oboe technique, oboe adjustments. PLEASE NOTE, NO QUESTIONS ABOUT OBOE VINTAGE OR VALUE. THAT INCLUDES SERIAL NUMBERS, AGE OF INSTRUMENTS, AND HOW MUCH THEY MIGHT BE WORTH; AND THAT INCLUDES WHERE YOU MIGHT FIND SUCH INFORMATION. THESE QUESTIONS WILL BE REJECTED.

Experience in the area

I've played oboe for over 40 years. During that time I've played and performed in many ensembles including full orchestras, chamber orchestras, and wind quintets. I've played as both an amateur and professionally. Out of necessity, I've learned how to care for the oboe, make adjustments and repair when necessary.

Education/Credentials

I studied with Robert Sprenkle at Eastman School of Music preparatory department and 3 years privately with Lois Wann. I've also studied with Robert Eliscu.


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Recent Answers from Joel Simon

2016-01-27 Oboe mouth help:

Daniel,  I have to say, this is a new one on me. I'm not sure what "quite a while" means in actual time or "whoop feeling".  Were you OK before?  If so, have you changed anything with your embouchure,

2015-07-06 should I throw it all away?:

Anita:  I have to say, I have two conflicting pieces of advice here.  The first is without looking at the mess, it would be hard for me to advise putting the instrument in the recyclable bin.  In this

2015-03-16 Tension in Hands and Fingers:

Hi, Sandy;  Looking at "The Art of Oboe Playing" by Sprenkle and Ledet, Sprenkle acknowledges the awkwardness of holding the oboe.  He makes the connection between embouchure and hand tension stating "a

2015-02-11 Reeds on K-ge Machine:

Daniel,  Wish I could have been more of a help but it's also important, I suppose, to know your limitations.  I'm sure Geoffrey will be helpful.  If you have a chance, I would appreciate hearing what he

2015-02-11 Reeds on K-ge Machine:

Daniel, I'm wondering whether it's just the middle C and G that are flat?  My immediate reaction is that 72mm is a bit long for a reed (mine tend to be 69 with a 440 A).  Since I play on an American style

 

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