If only reed making took just think long, eh? (But doesn’t he have a lovely sound?)

… and hey, that’s how I open my tips! (But not until I’ve thinned the tip a bit. I’ve seen other oboists cringe when they see me doing that.)

Here is a portion of a Master Class by Leloux:

These videos are to promote playwithapro.com. I need to investigate the site a bit. It appears you can purchase masterclasses, but I’m not seeing the price there. (I’m probably just missing it somehow.) I’d certainly be interested in watching them if the price isn’t too prohibitive.


  1. Wow, it’s never occurred to me that anybody would open their tips that way. I’ll have to try it.

    It looks like Leleux is playing a Marigaux “M2” in this video. He sounds great.

  2. It´s 19.99 $ for a masterclass. You own it afterwards, just like a regular DVD- and it works!!

  3. Well perhaps they (you?) will get some business via my blog. It could happen. 🙂

  4. Andy, if you try it I would advise thinning the tip a bit first! Works great for me.