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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

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

2016-07-14 oboe value:

Les, this model is a modified conservatory oboe with no articuluated b/c# mechanism. The brand Selmer Bundy is at the lowest range of quality for branding and there is little interest by oboe instructors

2016-04-18 Loree Royal RC01R:

Shellie, thank you for your note. I believe the lady who is interested in purchasing this oboe from you has already written me this morning. Depending on the crack history, servicing frequency, and condition

2016-04-18 Oboe - Approximate Value?:

Marcia, thanks for your note. The RC01 is a standard bore Loree c+3, ROYALE model. This is the heavier thicker bore Loree oboe. It is one of their pro model instruments.  It is very important that you


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