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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!

Turkey Feather swabs

by Angela Schindler on 07/13/18

What type of swab do you use? Silk, microfiber, and cotton swabs provide a thorough cleaning of your oboe. Silk swabs can get stuck on occasion if you pull the swab completely through.  

Consider placing the weight in the bell and pulling the swab only halfway through the top joint before removing it on the opposite direction through the tenon cork side.  Even with a safety cord knots can occur, and the safety cord can double back over through the top joint. (It is rare, but it happened at band camp this week!)

Turkey feathers provide a quick moisture removal in between rehearsals. They are especially convenient to use after band rehearsals or sectionals if you are running short on time.  You can avoid issues with pull through swabs by using turkey feathers when you are in a hurry to,pack up your oboe!

Check out our colorful feather collection in our inventory!

Oboists, Help Your Band Directors!

by Angela Schindler on 06/27/18

If you do not own a copy of Help! My Band Has An Oboe Player! then you need to jump on the bandwagon!  Sale price: $22.00!

This comprehensive problem-solving guide covers solutions from response, tuning, dynamics, embouchure, and reeds in one source!  

Two books in one!  In addition to our problem-solving guide we have included our out of print Reed Care Guide.  Two books for the price of one!

Both books are a time saver and provide solutions to oboe and reed problems in the band classroom and also private lessons.  

It is also an excellent source for use at home for oboists of all levels!