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I have the expertise to answer questions about all brands and models of oboes and English Horns. I will assist in providing information about the process of purchasing and selling an instrument. I know reputable oboe specialist repairmen to recommend. I give guidance on oboe and English Horn reeds. I offer guidance on maintenance and handling of oboes and English Horns and help owners troubleshoot instrument issues.

Experience in the area

I have been an instructor of oboe and instrumental music for almost 40 years. I have taught all grade levels from preschool music to college oboe (double reed specialist)instruction. I perform with a professional symphony in the Phoenix area. I also have an active teaching studio. I love what I do, especially in regards to educating future generations of musicians.


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BS.ED (Music) University of Missouri MM in Oboe Performance University of Tulsa Post Graduate Work in Oboe at Catholic University of America

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I have public and private educational institutions as clients; as well as a national referral base of studio teachers and oboe instructors.

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Recent Answers from Hannah Selznick

2017-03-26 Rigoutat Oboe:

Kaitlyn, thanks for your question. I can provide a more detailed reply if you would send along some photos of the keywork on the three joints. The serial number alone is not as helpful as Rigoutat does

2016-12-24 Older Vivatone by Linton English Horn:

Hi John, thanks for writing. The Linton brand is not one that is highly sought after as a high quality instrument; although in some cases, specific instruments may be good ones. The instrument does not

2016-10-31 English horn:

Chalotte, thank you for your question. If your instructor gives the EH a thumb's up then it should be okay. Mirafone is not a brand that has a lot of appeal in the US. I understand you are in Australia

2016-09-10 Rigoutat EH Crook:

Hello!    If you are not able to get to an oboe shop to try and see options, my instinct would be to have you try the crooks of some other players in your area. If there are local professionals and community

2016-08-02 Selmer English Horn dating by serial #:

Ted, thank you for your question. I have never seen a list of serial numbers for the Selmer EH. The instrument hasn't been in production for many years. If you are wanting to sell the instrument, then


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