12. March 2013 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

I have a question for my friends who are more current in music ed. What do oboe/bassoon players put their reeds in now that those film cannisters no longer exist? Have they found a new universal solution? Have the old-timers of the art hoarded them and passed them along?

12. March 2013 · Comments Off on Debbie Mann Is At It Again · Categories: Spam'nScam™

I’ve seen her in my mailbox many a time, and I’m not fooled, but this is just a friendly reminder to everyone: these are scams!


I’m Mrs Debbie Mann from Paris,France.during my search for a Oboe lesson teacher that would always take my son ( Chris is very good speak English ) and I found you..Your advert looks great and it is very okay to me since you specialize in the area i am seeking for him… My Son would be coming to US (your city) by next week for a period of time and with his friend for 2 Months.he is just a beginner and he is 16 years old, i want you to help me teach lesson during his stay. So, kindly let me know your charges cost per week’s ,in order for me to arrange for his payment before he travels down to your side. I have also made preparation for his personal equipment he will be using privately at home after the lesson during his stay.

Please Advise back on;

(1). your charges per 1 hour twice a week for 2 Months?

(2).The Day and time you will be available to teach him During the week?

(3).Tuition address?

I will be looking forward to read from you soonest.

12. March 2013 · Comments Off on I Got Two MCWs and a Rigoutaut · Categories: For Sale

… where it’s at.

Yeah, lame. (If you know what I’m referencing. If not, never mind!)

If you are in the market for an oboe I have a few here for sale. Two former students are moving on and selling their MCW oboes (modified conservatory). Both are in excellent condition. I also have a lovely Rigotaut from the 60’s that has quite a lovely sound. I’d buy it myself, but I really don’t need another oboe! It’s in great shape.

I do have a few students who might purchase oboes, but I thought I’d put it out here as well, in case anyone is searching. Local buyers would be best, so we don’t have to deal with shipping and payment issues.

I’ll probably shoot some photos sometime soon.

12. March 2013 · Comments Off on Just Because · Categories: Videos

I had to …

12. March 2013 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

Overall, my week with classical was a quality experience. It felt good to commit to something and stick with it, not counting the few late-night rock outs I had to get out of my system. I learned that there’s definitely a place in my life for Wolfgang and company, if the mood is right. If I die tomorrow, there are a lot of things I won’t have accomplished yet. Swimming sends a shiver down my spine, and I still haven’t found a green food I like. But at least I can say I died having been able to appreciate classical music.


12. March 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

“They’re good for if you play oboe” -my mom on bow ties