Please purchase the Boosey & Hawkes edition of the Barrett Oboe Method. It is available from Amazon for $30, or it is free and printable on IMSLP. It is generally worth investing in your own books and sheet music, rather than using photocopies. www.imslp.org
Also purchase a daily scale book for the oboe, such as Whitney Tustin’s “Daily Scales for Oboe” available from Midwest Musical Imports for $28.
Payments are due at the first lesson of each month for the full month, typically 3, 4 or 5 weeks. Missed weeks for holidays can be rescheduled or skipped. Extra lessons can be added for special performances. Try to discuss this before the first lesson of the month.
Scheduling conflicts should be disclosed as early as possible. If the student needs to cancel or reschedule, a minimum of 48 hours notice must be given to avoid paying for the missed lesson. An excused absence will be replaced with a makeup lesson if scheduling allows it, or with a credit for the following month.
There are a number of professional reedmakers that can supply you with quality hand-made oboe reeds. Find vendors and their respective reviews at www.reedreviews.net.
Oboe Studio Finished Reeds are $20 each. Blank Reeds for students to practice reed-making are $15. Students are encouraged to keep the staples (cork tubes) at the end of the reed’s life for future reed-making purposes. Returned staples will yield a $2 discount off their next reed purchase at Oboe Studio.