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Reed Tips from Infiniti Reeds

What is the Lifespan of an Oboe Reed?

by Angela Schindler on 03/05/19

How long do reeds last?  Typically reeds will perform at their best for four weeks for student who are playing everyday in band rehearsals and at home practice.  


The reed blades are very thin and eventually wear out due to use.  The fibers will wear out from vibrating and plaque will build up on the surface of the reed prohibiting the ease of vibration.  Germs and bacteria also clog the fibers of the reed and can become detrimental to one's health.  

Your reed should be fully operational. Don't wait until you are "fighting" your reed and compromising your correct embouchure formation to make the reed work.  It makes it even more difficult to adjust to a new reed when your embouchure has been compromised and it may require a longer breaking in period as well.

Oboe lessons in Houston

by Angela Schindler on 02/17/19

Dear oboists,

I am currently accepting students for oboe lessons in my southeast Houston studio beginning in February.  You may contact me at infinitireeds@msn.com for more information. Lessons are currently available on Saturdays and Sundays from approximately noon to 5:00 pm.  Thank you for your interest!  
Dr. Angela Schindler

Oboe Lessons in Houston!

by Angela Schindler on 08/28/18

Oboe lessons are now available by appointment at Infiniti Reeds.  Dr. Schindler is currently scheduling new students for weekend lessons.  Specializing in preparing region music, all state music, solos, and college prep.  Check out our Lessons tab for more information!

Back to School Oboe Reeds Sale!

by Angela Schindler on 08/12/18

Back to School tips for oboists!


Have you practiced this summer?  How much and how often?  Chances are you need a new batch of oboe reeds to start the new school year.  Marching band practice has begun and some schools are already in session!  

Make sure you order your oboe reeds early so you can begin breaking in your reeds at home before you play in band class!  

All state music has been issued as well as region music for middle school oboists!  Get a head start on preparing your region music this fall by playing on new reeds to keep your embouchure in proper formation.  

The oboe reed can make or break you in auditions.

Reed Sale ends July 31st!

by Angela Schindler on 07/28/18

Stock up on your oboe reeds and beat the back-to-school rush! Our reed sale ends July 31st!  Get your reed orders in early!