Do I need to own my own oboe to participate in CHIRP or TWEET?
No. However, you need access to an instrument through your school or a music store rental program.
Purchasing an oboe is a commitment that makes sense at a certain level of accomplishment. I will help your family decide when it is the right time. Also, I really like to help my students find an appropriate instrument.
How long before I can make reeds?
A student needs a certain level of expertise on playing the instrument before it is wise to start reed-making.
Generally, after a student can handily play all 25 scales, they are ready for this next step. Once you are ready, I offer reed-making workshops that will help you learn this art!