Oboe Duck Reeds
In 1936, Sergei Prokofiev composed a fun piece for a children's theater titled "Peter & the Wolf". Endearingly, the characters in the piece are represented by different instruments in the orchestra. The duck is represented by the oboe and that is how we got our name. Some may joke that the oboist sounds like a dying duck due to the difficulty of handling a double reed, but we're here to help you to NOT sound like a duck! With our reeds, you can sing effortlessly on all registers and have the confidence to sound beautiful.
We pride ourselves in providing high-quality, 100% handmade oboe reeds & English horn reeds for both students & professionals. All our reeds are made in the "American long scrape" style from start to finish by a professional oboist and our turnaround time is usually 3-5 business days for oboe reeds and 5-7 days for english horn reeds. Our reed makers have played with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, New World Symphony, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Notable teachers include Eugene Izotov (San Francisco Symphony), John Ferrillo (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Linda Strommen (Indiana University, Interlochen), Anne Gabriel (LA Phil), Alex Klein (former principal Chicago Symphony), and Robert Walters (Cleveland Orchestra). Check out our full team bios on this page!
If you're in the Chicago area, we also offer reed pick-up and if you're in Chicago, Houston, or New York, we also offer private oboe/reedmaking lessons. For students outside those areas, online Skype/Zoom lessons are available. Please contact us to schedule a trial lesson today!