18. January 2011 · 6 comments · Categories: TQOD

Cannot afford to be an oboe major….I find it ridiculous to spend $100 on reeds and music….fantastic.


  1. I guess he/she hasn’t priced textbooks for the other subjects!

  2. I’ve only been taking lessons for 3 months, and I’ve already spent about $300 on reeds. I foresee that it won’t be very long before I will have spent more on reeds than on an oboe. And I say this as I contemplate paying $3-4k on a used oboe. 😀

  3. Yep, Ceci! That’s how it sounds. But I’ve had university students who seem to think music should be free, while they expect to pay incredible amounts for textbooks. I have to explain that they are no longer in high school and they are expected to purchase music. Sigh.

    Wow … $300 in 3 months? That’s pretty scary, Anna.

  4. Music is free on public domain! 🙂

  5. Yes, as long as it’s really in the public domain I’m fine with that, Brandon. I just require legal parts is all!

  6. I have spent quite a lot on sheet music since I like having my own originals. There is just something about purchasing my own copy that gives me an exhilarating feeling when new music comes in the mail. Speaking of… I met a new up and coming composer on Facebook who sent me a link to one of his newest compositions for oboe and piano entitled ‘Dance of the Firefly’. I’m going to purchase this piece to play for a recital soon as I think the audience will really like to hear it. Here is the link he gave me so you can listen for yourself. 🙂

    Recording–> http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_6349293