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Carol V. AvatarCarol V.

When you contact Hannah about an oboe, you will not only receive expert advice, you will make a new friend who will gently assist you through the process step by step. Hannah is a wonderful listener. She will make you feel like you are the most important client she has ever had. She responds quickly, patiently answers all your questions and genuinely cares about guiding you to the best instrument for your specific needs. After a pause in playing that lasted 30 years, I have a new instrument, referral to an instructor, reeds and enthusiasm for playing. Hannah truly is the Oboe Fairy. - 7/17/2021 

McKenna C. AvatarMcKenna C.

Hannah was very helpful in helping me to select an oboe and making sure that any minor problems were fixed prior to the purchase so that the instrument was in top condition. I am very happy with the purchase and appreciate all of her assistance and expertise. - 7/13/2021 

Ryan H. AvatarRyan H.

I can think of no better person to purchase an oboe from than Hannah. She not only seeks to find the perfect instruments for her clients, but she goes out of her way to personally connect to them. She answered any and all questions, and made it perfectly clear what I was buying and why. I came into this process overwhelmed, but Hannah dedicated her time to truly ensure that I was left with the best possible choice. In the end I purchased an amazing oboe that was the perfect fit for me, and I am more than eager to do business with Hannah again in the future! - 7/11/2021 

Marlyse H. AvatarMarlyse H.

Hannah was a tremendous help in selecting an oboe for our daughter. She is not only knowledgeable and very professional but the entire process from start to finish was very easy. Her inventory is diverse and our daughter had a variety to choose from and try out. We highly recommend Hannah's Oboes. - 7/02/2021 

Tammy D. AvatarTammy D.

Hannah provided a great selection and was very responsive to our questions. She definitely made our purchase easy and we are so happy with the instrument! - 6/29/2021 

Donna P. AvatarDonna P.

Researching oboes began as a daunting task. So many options for oboes and vendors! My oboe instructor recommended Hannah and assured me that the Oboe Fairy could help me. Working with her was like having a fairy godmother! She had experience with my current oboe and asked lots of questions about what I was looking for. The oboes she sent for trial were varied enough to help me evaluate different aspects of the oboe and I found a wonderful fit. She made shipping easy and I am extremely happy with her knowledge and assistance, my oboe, and the costs. I highly recommend Hannah's Oboes. - 6/29/2021 

Leonid G. AvatarLeonid G.

Hannah also known as “The Oboe Fairy” was very prompt in her responses even after business hours. She helped us with choosing the right instrument at the right price for my 14 year old daughter and was honest in proving feedback what was realistic as far as price, our budget and her oboe inventory. My wife loved the extra touch of coffee sample that was included in the package when it arrived.Hannah made the entire process very efficient and easy to follow. I recommend “The Oboe Fairy” to anyone who is looking for finding the right instrument and at affordable price.Leonid - 6/27/2021 

Shawn M. AvatarShawn M.

This was our first experience in purchasing an oboe. Hannah helped us understand the buying process and was there to answer our questions from start to finish. She had a great selection of instruments in our price range and facilitated every aspect of the trial and purchase. In the end my son has a good quality oboe that he will be taking to college this fall. Thank you Hannah! - 6/22/2021 

Peggy G. AvatarPeggy G.

Hannah takes a personal interest in her customers, which is why they return and send their students. The instruments are completely serviced ahead of time, so there is no need to do anything to them except choose. She listens carefully to your needs and does her best to send instruments that respond to what you have told her. I recommend her without reservation. - 6/17/2021 

Noah I. AvatarNoah I.

Another pleasant transaction with Hannah! This is now the second oboe I've purchased from her and she will continue to be my #1 choice when looking for an instrument. I recommend her business to any oboist not only for the great selection and fair pricing but for Hannah's wonderful spirit which gives the whole operation its special and personal touch. - 6/14/2021 

Mark G. AvatarMark G.

Purchasing an oboe from Hannah’s Oboes was a wonderful experience. Her concern for the appropriate instrument and the performance level of the student were so obvious, that the cost of purchasing an oboe was nearly painless. I feel like we made a friend and obtained the perfect instrument in one operation. - 6/07/2021 

Renee W. AvatarRenee W.

Hannah offered us several oboes to choose from in our price range and gave us guidance regarding each. She made herself available for a video call so we could get our questions answered prior to purchase. Shipping those we did not purchase, back to her was so simple. Her one year warranty is a great benefit. In a short time she became like a friend that I know will help us at any time in the future. - 5/31/2021 

Amy R. AvatarAmy R.

Hannah was a pleasure to work with during two recent oboe purchases. She was so patient with me on the phone assessing which oboes would be the best fit for me and two of my students, and the trial instruments arrived promptly, were just as described, and in perfect adjustment. Hannah included paperwork that was very clear and spelled out every detail of the transaction, and she even included a return FedEx label. Hannah's prices are extremely competitive, as well. I look forward to purchasing from Hannah in the future - she is an honest, experienced oboe dealer! - 5/28/2021 

Kyle H. AvatarKyle H.

Hannah's service is amazing. None of the local music stores in our area could offer the same variety or quality of oboes that Hannah offers. None of them could offer the same level of expertise either. Her trial system is great and took a lot of stress out of the decision making process. We ended up purchasing a different oboe than we thought we would be buying when we started. - 5/19/2021 

Tate S. AvatarTate S.

Hannah is wonderful to work with. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. I instantly felt like she wanted me to have the best experience possible trialing new oboes. It was a pleasure working with her, and I’m very happy with the new Howarth LXV cocobolo oboe that I purchased from her. Hannah’s Oboes was recommended to me by a friend, and I’m so glad I reached out to Hannah. I would highly recommend her operation to any oboist looking for a stress-free, world-class experience. She truly is the Oboe Fairy! - 5/12/2021 

Tobin S. AvatarTobin S.

We were very pleased to purchase an oboe from Hannah, the oboe fairy. From the start, she showed a warmth, a breadth of knowledge and experience, and an understanding of the meaningful nature of the purchase of an oboe to us for our daughter. Hannah came highly recommended from our daughter's oboe teacher and certainly lived up to the recommendation. We are very pleased with the instrument and the experience and highly recommend the oboe fairy! - 5/11/2021 

Scott F. AvatarScott F.

Hannah is supremely professional and knowledgeable in her services and care for clients. - 5/11/2021 

Kimberly M. AvatarKimberly M.

Hannah is a treasure to the music world. She kindly helped me (a non-musician) select an intrument for a young family member and while doing so, introduced me to two other amazing people and gifted my family member such an amazing reed making kit, books, reed cases, swabs, and so much more. I was just blown away by her generosity. And that doesn't even include the gifts she gives to non-profits in the US and around the world... Hannah really is the fairy godmother of aspiring oboists. - 4/26/2021 

Ginny B. AvatarGinny B.

Never guessed finding my perfect oboe could be so much fun! Unparalleled customer service. Hannah anticipated my every need and I got everything I needed and more! - 4/08/2021 

natalie j. Avatarnatalie j.

I would give Hannah’s oboes 100 ⭐️ ‘S if google would let me. Don’t let the online scare you! Her process is amazing and she’s there every step of the way!! She has such a wide selection from beginners to professional and everything in between. Shipping was a breeze. The hardest part was actually finding ONLY one to buy. I will use her again and would/will recommend anyone purchasing a oboe to contact the fairy!! - 4/01/2021 

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

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!

Jessica

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,

Sue

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