The oboe is a lovely instrument, often used in films to show scenes in the countryside or of shepherds piping. It’s got a clear, penetrating sound, so much so that it’s the instrument that the rest of the orchestra tunes up to.

You make the sound by blowing through two reeds pressed together. It’s a tricky instrument to get started, although the recorder is a good introduction.

But if you’re an oboist, you’re always in demand! There’s a great shortage of oboes so if you want your pick and choose of orchestras, this is the instrument to go for.

We teach the oboe in schools across the borough and at Newham Music Academy, our after-school and Saturday music centre. To enquire about lessons please email info@newham-music.org.uk or call us on 020 3598 6260.

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