Thank you for visiting LearnToPlayTheOboe.com!
This website has been set up to help make it easier to find out more about the oboe and how one goes about learning to play the instrument.
On this website you can find several articles introducing the oboe as well as numerous collections of audio and video examples. We are also building an active support community of discussion forums and classified ads so that you can always find the advice or oboe related products/services that you are looking for.
If you have any questions about this site or have any suggestions about how it might be improved, please do not hesitate to contact us by visiting the contact page.
A check list for those wanting to start learning the Oboe!
1. Listen to more oboe playing so you can hear the wide variety of music written for the oboe. Click here for Oboe Repertoire page (spotify is required to hear excerpts).
2. Watch some of the videos we’ve collected for you to see from YouTube. Click here for Videos page.
3. Visit our events page to see if you can hear the oboe in a live concert. If there are none near you, try to find a local orchestral concert from BachTrack or Concert-Diary.com. Also listening to BBC Radio 3 or Classic FM can help. Click here for our events page.
4. Read our article on finding a teacher to help you find the right person to get you started with oboe lessons. In particular, the British Double Reed Society and your local music hub can help you. Click here to read about finding a teacher.
5. Once you are sure you definitely want to start learning the oboe and have found a teacher, they will most often help you find a suitable instrument and reed. However if you have any questions, do visit our discussion forums or contact us directly for help and advice.
Keep visiting this site to get any advice or help you need. Don’t forget you can contribute by sharing your experiences and thoughts about learning the oboe on our forums so that others can benefit too!