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David Coons AvatarDavid C.
Hannah made my oboe consignment process so easy, and fast! Kudos to the entire Hannah's Oboes team. Simply the best! - 5/23/2023 
Sax ophone AvatarSax o.
Bought a beautiful Howarth Oboe and English Horn. Hannah is the sweetest and I will recommend Hannah's Oboes to everyone. When I upgrade, Hannah's Oboes is the only place I will need to go. Thank you Hannah!! - 5/23/2023 
Matt M AvatarMatt M.
great customer service - 5/22/2023 
Tracy Spinrad AvatarTracy S.
What an amazing experience buying an oboe! Hannah allows buyers to trial instruments for a full week, and she works with you so that the instrument finds its perfect owner! Not only does she carry an incredible selection of new and used oboes, she is an absolute gem of a human being-- so lovely. Excellent experience and she is always available for questions and needs. 10 out of 10 -- highly recommend. - 5/19/2023 
Elana Zelony AvatarElana Z.
Hannah was wonderfully knowledgeable, helpful and professional. She didn't try to upsell and made the process of buying an oboe, simple and enjoyable. She answered all our questions and was patient while we took our time choosing the right instrument. I highly recommend working with her. - 4/30/2023 
Erica Duncan AvatarErica D.
Hannah was a delight to work with. She is highly knowledgeable and professional. All my interactions with her were perfect! - 4/18/2023 
M Bower AvatarM B.
Hannah was amazing! She helped my oboist to select the right oboe, and made the purchase process easy for me, too! - 3/29/2023 
Sam Bekolay AvatarSam B.
Hannah was amazing to work with. She was extremely kind and answered all my questions thoroughly. I was able to try out four different oboes and found one that worked great for me. The trial period was extremely helpful. She went above and beyond by including care guides and even extra oboe treats! Thank you so much! - 3/25/2023 
Elizabeth Carney AvatarElizabeth C.
Hannah has a passion for providing fine instruments for oboists. She was friendly, efficient, and found the right oboe for our daughter to use in college. - 3/20/2023 
Patricia Read AvatarPatricia R.
Hannah was wonderful to work with when I decided to purchase an English Horn for myself. Her personal touch to the process made this experience very easy and rewarding. She was able to suggest a horn that would work for me and went out of her way to give me the best opportunity to try multiple horns, and ultimately purchase one. - 3/08/2023 
Caryn Kunz AvatarCaryn K.
Hannah is absolutely amazing. She is kind, caring, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. As a teacher, I have sent all my private lesson oboists to her when they are ready to purchase their own oboe. I have sent many colleagues her way when they are looking for an oboe for their programs as well. There are not enough words for how much I appreciate, trust, and respect Hannah and those working with her. Thank you for helping me with my recent purchase! - 3/06/2023 
Field Law AvatarField L.
Hannah had several English Horns in a niche category --- she sent the three I requested with enough time for me to test them and find the perfect fit! I would never have found this instrument without her, and it is truly one of a kind. Delivery and return were effortless, with explicit instructions and special touches. Hannah really cares! - 2/21/2023 
Tanya Kolb AvatarTanya K.
Hannah's Oboes was an absolute dream to work with during our purchasing process. - 2/18/2023 
Lisa Grismer AvatarLisa G.
Hanna provides exceptional service from her knowledge of every instrument she offers through to impeccable shipping and accessories. Hannah was thoughtful in guiding my young musician in choosing an English Horn as she has a medical issue which requires some consideration. Hannah truly is The Oboe Fairy providing a very generous financial opportunity for my HS Senior/College Freshman towards an EH we would otherwise not have had the opportunity to afford. The Fox Tristan 580 is an all around absolutely beautiful horn. She could not be happier and said she loves all the little extras Hanna included in the package. Truly a pleasure! ******FIVE PLUS STARS!****** - 2/15/2023 
D Esseppi AvatarD E.
Hannah made the purchase of an oboe easy and enjoyable. Highly recommend. - 2/15/2023 
Cheryl Johnson AvatarCheryl J.
Working with Hannah was such a delightful experience. The oboe arrived extremely quickly and there were great instructions to follow to ensure that the oboe was acclimated properly. I love the sound quality and feel of the oboe I have. She also offers to let you try the oboe before you buy it, just in case that particular brand doesn't suit you. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an oboe or English horn! - 2/12/2023 
Ron V AvatarRon V.
My shopping experience at Hannah's Oboes was top notch. Hannah is extremely knowledgeable of her inventory, and her customer service skills are unmatched. - 2/07/2023 
John Knight AvatarJohn K.
I recently purchased an English Horn and bocal from Hannah’s Oboes. The experience was smooth and easy. When I called, she actually picked up the phone. After explaining my needs and my price range, Hannah emailed me a list of instruments that she had in stock accompanied with information about each instrument. I selected 2 instruments and then later an additional instrument. My advice is to get 3 instruments at the same time. Hannah provides specific instructions on when to open the shipping case and when it is best to play test the instruments. It can take as long as 6- 8 hours for an instrument to come up to an acceptable playing temperature. Don’t risk damaging the instruments. She also sent 13 trial bocals from several manufacturers in different sizes. With so many combinations to try, I needed more than the one week trail, which Hannah granted. I called several other companies. No one had such a large number of instruments available for testing. Hannah offered more than expected. Also included with the trial instruments was a complimentary goodie bag of items to enhance the experience. I called Hannah several times during the trail period. She was attentive, thoughtful, and helpful as she answered my questions. I was very much pleased with the service provided by Hannah and I love the EH/bocal combination that I selected. I highly recommend Hannah’s Oboes and would have no problem recommending her to my friends in the oboe community. - 2/05/2023 
Elijah Smith AvatarElijah S.
I am so great full that I found out about Hannah, she was very helpful and patient with me and my mom on paying for the oboe because it’s expensive for an oboe or any instrument but thankfully we got it and also got help from HeartbeatMusicProject. I got to try four different oboes with my oboe teacher Amanda in the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra. The oboes I tried were two F. Loree (125th Royal and Royal Ak), one Yamaha 841LT , and one Howarth London XL oboe. I chose the Howarth London XL. The tone fantastic for it to be used!! It looks new and right out of the case and plays like if it was. My old oboe was a Linton oboe and it’s been limiting my progress and it was frustrating trying to get the Linton oboe to play. Now thankfully Hannah helped me get this Howarth London professional oboe and to pick it up in person. Definitely going to come back if I ever learn the English horn or oboe d’amore in the future. I trust Hannah and she’s a great oboe seller and oboist. It was really great meeting her! 🙂 I’ll take great care my Howarth oboe! I’m a Native American (Navajo) high school oboist from the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. Ahéhee Hannah! 🙂 Ps, I recommend her to anyone who’s interested in buying a new or used oboe, english horn, oboe d’amore. - 1/19/2023 
D Kempton AvatarD K.
Words can't express the joy I'm experiencing playing my beautiful Laubin oboe, purchased through Hannah Selznick. Four-plus decades old, I would swear it was brand new, but for its gorgeous rosewood and resonance. Hannah's experience, process, and service level cannot be surpassed. Have no fear, the Oboe Fairy's here! - 1/03/2023 

Thank you so so much for the amazing oboes!

Ms. Hannah, Thank you so so much for the amazing oboes! It was a pleasure to play such beautiful instruments. The one I ended up with is everything I could’ve asked for…and more! I never would’ve found it if you hadn’t sent me those extra oboes. Thank you so much for your generosity and trust in me. I’m forever thankful for your help in finding an instrument I’ll cherish forever.

Lily, NM June 2020

Perhaps among the best of oboes anyone could buy!

I chose the Howarth LXV because it played as effortlessly as one could imagine!!! With the most beautiful intonation…it even made bad reeds sound great! Perhaps among the best of oboes anyone could buy! This oboe could easily set the new standard… Highly recommended.

Andrew, WA. June 2020


Thanks for making this such an enjoyable process!

Amy, OR. June 2020

Dear Hannah,

Thank you for helping us with the purchase of an oboe. Such a beautiful instrument. Erin is very happy and with all that has gone on, it is good. Thank you again.

Karla, TX. May 2020

Thank you so much for letting me try all these oboes

Dear Hannah, Thank you so much for letting me try all these oboes. I have chosen the Howarth S40c oboe. This has been a wonderful experience and I am glad to give this oboe a new forever home.

Erin, TX. May 2020

I just wanted to say THANK YOU!

Hannah! I just wanted to say THANK YOU! It meant so much to me how much you genuinely cared about helping me find an oboe. You have shown so much compassion through this whole process. I am extremely happy with my choice and I cannot wait to see where I will go with it!
Acelynn, GA. May 2020

I cannot thank you enough for all your help

Dear Hannah, I cannot thank you enough for all your help during the process of purchasing an oboe for Annelyse. Your personal touch gave me such peace of mind knowing I was buying a quality instrument from an industry leader.

Kristen, NY. September 2019

I will definitely purchase from her again and heartily recommend her to any serious oboist.

I recently had the absolute pleasure of doing business with Hannah, the owner of Hannah’s Oboes/The Oboe Fairy. She immediately understood my urgency of buying a quality pre-owned instrument at an affordable price. The first instrument she selected for me to consider was spot on—the one I ended up purchasing. She also sent the instrument across the country to Florida to allow me to inspect it on a one-week trial basis. Once I decided that I would indeed buy the instrument, Hannah concluded the purchase quickly and in a professional manner. In addition, she sent music, method books, cleaning, and reed-making kit. She is gracious and kind online and on the phone—very personable and pleasant. I will definitely purchase from her again and heartily recommend her to any serious oboist.

Tyler. Florida, July 2019

You are inspirational and make a huge impact on future musicians!

Hannah, it really has been a pleasure working with you throughout this process. My daughter loves her new instruments and is happier with the sound that comes out of them. You have made the entire process absolutely painless and we have appreciated all your guidance through the process. Thanks again for all you do! You are inspirational and make a huge impact on future musicians! Have a great week!

Ken. New York, June 2019

I’m astonished…

Hannah, I’m astonished at how quickly you were able to sell my Loree oboe and am so glad that I gave it to you to find a new home.

Cathy. Delaware, June 2019

Thank you for making this an amazing experience

Good morning, I hope all is well. Thank you for making this an amazing experience and keeping me informed throughout this process. Your display of professionalism and stellar customer service was greatly appreciated. Be blessed!!

Latasha. Tennessee, June 2019

Hannah ‘The Oboe Fairy,’

Hannah ‘The Oboe Fairy,’ Thank you so very much for helping me reconnect with my love for orchestral music and playing the oboe. It felt like coming home. So appreciate your kind and informative support! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


Dear Hannah, WOW!!!

Dear Hannah, WOW!!!  Thanks so much for the great service!!!! It is deeply appreciated.  I wish everything in life went as smoothly as this. You are AWESOME!!  I will let Nancy Ambrose King and others in our oboe community know about the great service! All the best wishes,


Hannah made Esther’s purchase very, very easy

Hannah made Esther’s purchase very, very easy! The process looked like this…

1. Quick email contact
2. A 10-15 minute phone call to discuss Esther’s experience, level, teacher, tools she already has available and our budget.
3. Hannah sent us an inventory list of available oboes.
4. Esther worked with the instructor to identify 4 instruments she should try out.
5. Hannah sent us 1 used Fox, 1 New Yamaha, and 2 new Howarth Oboes
6. 1-week test then Esther worked with Devin to identify her favorite
7. We shipped back 3 oboes and payment for oboe and shipping.
8. Hannah sent us a bill of sale as soon as payment was received.
Karen-Lyn. Alabama, June 2019

My family recently embarked on the journey of purchasing an oboe

My family recently embarked on the journey of purchasing an oboe. We were unsure of our wishes and had to ask for multiple lists as we continually refined our desired features. Through it all, Hannah was gracious and applied no sales pressure. She understood the importance of the decision. When we were finally ready to order a trial, one of the oboes was no longer available. She listened to our feature list, assessed our situation, and gave an informed recommendation. The trials were sent promptly.  Upon opening the box, it was even more obvious the amount of passion and professionalism that Hannah brings to the business. Everything was clearly labeled and there were numerous support documents. My daughter tried each instrument with her oboe instructor and finally made a decision. It just happened to be the one Hannah recommended! My family highly appreciates all of Hannah’s assistance and The Oboe Fairy will be the first stop for any future purchases. John.

John. Texas, May 2019

I want you to know how impressed we were with the entire experience

I want you to know how impressed we were with the entire experience.  From the packaging, directions/information and the details of every piece having your logo (which Kayla loves!).  She was so excited about the sticker, reed box, and water cup all having your logo.  We are definitely a fan and will refer you whenever the chance comes.  I personally hope we do not need your services again ourselves because this oboe should last Kayla for many, many years…but we will sing your praises whenever possible. Thank you!!

Jennifer. Texas, April 2019

Dear Hannah, after a lot of online research

Dear Hannah, after a lot of online research, we found the website for Hannah’s oboes. I am so glad we did!  Hannah is not only knowledgeable about her oboes she is also a guide who tries to fit the oboe to the player.  Through emails and phone calls, she helped us find the correct grouping of four oboes for my daughter to try.  My daughter is a fifth-year oboe player who has only played oboe for her school band on a school owned oboe.  Hannah recommended that we find an oboist to help us evaluate the oboes.  We live in a small town on the other side of the U.S. but Hannah knew an oboist close to where we live.  Not only was trying out the grouping of four oboes with an oboist fun and informational, but it was also so very important in helping us choose the correct oboe.  I cannot thank Hannah enough for all of her help.  It is such a huge investment both financially and musically.  Hannah also sends a folder with lots of information and a goodie bag – an oboe swag bag.  My daughter thought it was so fun getting all these little surprises.  Hannah truly is an Oboe Fairy.  Sincerely, Amy

Amy. Virginia, April 2019

Selling your instrument is an emotional and hard process

Selling your instrument is an emotional and hard process, especially when you play a horn as specialized as the oboe. When I decided to sell my oboe, it was no question to turn to Hannah for help. I was lucky enough to buy my horn from Hannah in 2011. Finding professional-used oboes in good condition from a specialized seller is nearly impossible- through Hannah, however, the process was easy. I had the opportunity to play multiple oboes before deciding on my own (which I would play for 7 years). When my time with the instrument came to a close, trying to sell on my own was an excruciating process. Very few people in my area were interested in purchasing a professional level instrument, not to mention that my local instrument repair shop doesn’t know how to clean and repair anything beyond a student level flute or clarinet without messing it up even further. Hannah removed every complication from the process- including bending the rules to allow me to pay for the servicing at a later date (which was MUCH appreciated). Through her, my instrument was taken from worn and torn to like-new and sold in LESS THAN A MONTH AND A HALF. This process on my own could’ve taken up to a year (if I was lucky). I couldn’t be more grateful to Hannah for making this process incredibly easy on both my wallet and my heart.

Roxanna. North Carolina, April 2019

Dear Hannah, Thank you so much for helping me find my dream oboe!

Dear Hannah, Thank you so much for helping me find my dream oboe! I cannot explain how excited I am to have this new oboe. I am so glad I went through your wonderful service ? I have purchased the Loree oboe. Thank you so much.

Caitty. West Virginia, 2019

You are such a blessing!

Hannah, You are such a blessing! Thanks again for all of your help. Finding the right oboe for Kiersten has made such a difference already!

Jennifer. Missouri, April 2019

Thank you so much!

Hannah, Thank you so much! It has been a pleasure to work with you.

Christine. Kansas, March 2019.

Thank you so very much for helping me reconnect with my love for orchestral music and playing the oboe

Hannah ‘The Oboe Fairy,’ Thank you so very much for helping me reconnect with my love for orchestral music and playing the oboe. It felt like coming home. So appreciate your kind and informative support! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Jessica. Washington. December 2018

Thank you so much for the service you have provided

Thank you so much for the service you have provided, getting this horn in shape and back out into the world! I am so happy that it will be played again—and that it sold for such a good price, which will now help me buy student instruments for my two children. Very, very grateful. If I can be of help in future with a referral, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Avery.” Kansas/Thailand. December 2018.

Avery. Kansas/Thailand, December 2018.

A Very HAPPY New Howarth Oboe Owner

A Very HAPPY New Howarth Oboe Owner – and a Fabulous Halloween Costume! Thanks!

Claire. November 2018.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your help and assistance

Hi Hannah, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your help and assistance with finding the right oboe for my daughter Sydney. After about 4-5 months of trying to do my known research and speaking with several people, I was referred to you by a music teacher in my daughter’s school district. For someone like myself who does not know anything about the oboe at all, you made this entire venture very easy and comfortable. You helped along with my school district to narrow the choices out of so many oboes which was wonderful. It was amazing that you sent the three choices for Sydney to try for a week before making a decision and without any obligation to have to make a purchase was stress free. Sydney loved practicing and trying out all three of them with the help from her band teachers to make the perfect choice for her. Your knowledge of this instrument and your willingness to help others like myself who needed guidance was fabulous. I will absolutely be recommending you to anyone who needs help with anything regarding the oboe. My daughter and I will probably be contacting you in the future if we should have any other questions or help. There really isn’t any need to go anywhere else.  You are a gem to those of us who have children to love playing their instruments and want to take it as far as they can.  Sincerely, Silvana

Silvana. New York, October 2018.

Thank you for the goodie packs

Hannah, Thank you for the goodie packs, they will be put to good use. They were much needed, as well. I really appreciate all your help with trying these oboes. It has been a wonderful experience.

Tiffany. Oregon, November 2018.

Thank you so much for taking care

Hannah, thank you so much for taking care of Daniel through this English Horn selection process. When ‘mom’ can’t be there, it’s such a comfort to have a wise adult guiding him. He had such nice things to say about you. Thank you, Myla

Myla. Florida, October 2018.

You are awesome! My daughter is so happy

Dear Hannah, You are awesome! My daughter is so happy to play her new oboe. I can’t thank you enough. Donna.”…. “Thank you so much for allowing me to further my oboe playing. I love the Howarth that you introduced to me and so glad you did.

Gianna. Florida, October 2018