Reeds

AR Pro-Oboe, English Horn and Oboe D'amore Reeds for Purchase:

Handmade professional oboe, english horn or oboe d'amore reeds. Contact by phone/text to 917-882-0569 or email alllisonrubinoboe@gmail.com... to place an order.  Payments accepted by check or via zelle.

 

Limited supply. Orders must be a minimum of 3 reeds per order.  Contact for Oboe Reed availability, reed and shipping prices at time of order. Over 30 years of reed making experience.  Juilliard and Yale graduate trained reed maker, Allison Rubin.

AR Pro-Oboe Reeds: $26 each

These oboe reeds are warm, flexible, set to standard A440 pitch, stable and tied on 47mm staples.  Soak in warm water (approximately 3-5 minutes) before playing. 3 reed minimum per order.

AR Pro-English Horn Reeds:  $28 each

High quality cane and staple, hand scraped. Warm tone, flexible. Soak in warm water (approximately 3-5 minutes) before playing. 3 reed minimum per order.

AR Pro-Oboe D'amore Reeds: $28 each

High quality cane and staple, hand scraped. Warm tone, flexible. Soak in warm water (approximately 3-5 minutes) before playing. 3 reed minimum per order.

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Reed making Lessons: (contact for details)

 

Reed making is a big step in your oboe learning journey. Many talented students play oboe for years before beginning this stage of their studies. When the time is right (and you do need to invest plenty of time), it can be both challenging and fun! I usually recommend reed making to my more serious high school and adult students who are training to enter a music conservatory or music education program in college. We begin with simple knife techniques and minor adjustments to the tip area of the reed. After the student's hand is steady and in control with knife technique, we move on to tying reeds, scraping blanks and so on.

 

Reed making tools and cane is quite expensive. In the long run, however, you will save money on reeds. Most importantly, you will learn to make custom reeds to your specifications. I have provided a list of recommended tools that can get you started, but, of course you would need a lot of guidance from a trained professional before being self sufficient.

 

Serious advanced oboe students may take specially scheduled reed making lessons (perhaps about once or twice a month) in addition to their regular weekly oboe lesson. Reed making must be practiced daily in order to strengthen and reinforce your skills. I highly recommend Jay Light's "The Oboe Reed Book" and "The Art of Oboe Playing" by Robert Sprenkle and David Ledet as solid reference guides for reed making.

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