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Linda Kline AvatarLinda K.
My daughter recently purchased on oboe from Hannah and the process was seamless. I was initially skeptical about shipping oboes to our home for trial. Hannah worked with us to ensure that box would arrive on a work from home day for me so that I would be there to receive the package. She supplied the return label so we could drop the box off at our local UPS store for return. Hannah was always willing to answer any questions that my daughter had. We highly recommend Hannah for anyone looking to purchase an oboe. - 5/07/2024 
Marcia Heffernan AvatarMarcia H.
Working with Hannah was a wonderful experience. She took the time to listen to all my concerns and requirements on the search for my new instrument. After weighing all the options she sent me 4 beautiful oboes for trial. Hannah sent me three different brands, all amazing oboes. I chose the Howarth s50 all synthetic model, as it had a beautiful sound and mechanically was a great fit for me! Living in New England also brings on added concerns for cracking with the constant temperature changes. Hannah suggested the all synthetic model after I told her about my busy year round concert schedule which is in indoor concert halls and outdoor parks. I truly love my new oboe as it has really helped to bring my playing to a new level. If you’re looking for someone you can trust in your search for that perfect oboe for you, can trust Hannah!! - 5/02/2024 
Karina M. AvatarKarina M.
Thank goodness for Hannah the Oboe Fairy! She guided us through the process of learning about and considering a selection of oboes in our prince range pleasantly and professionally. We are grateful for the efficient systems she has in place for trying and purchasing, and all the small lovely touches she included to make the experience easy and delightful. We are thrilled with our teen's new oboe—thank you for all, Oboe Fairy! - 4/20/2024 
Colton Wilder AvatarColton W.
I recently purchased an used English horn through Hannah and let me say it was the easiest and most pleasant buying experience I have had in a while. Hannah is very detailed-oriented, conscientious, and takes the time to personalize the buying process to your needs and specifications. This is apt especially when you may perhaps feel some hesitation spending money on a large purchase. When trialing my now instrument, she worked to ensure that it fit within my schedule so that I would have enough time to try it out. When I had a couple questions and needed some extra assistance, she went the extra mile to provide some supplies and prompt services without charging me extra. I look forward to contacting her in the future to trial bocals, future instruments, and she will be my first recommendation for any musician (young or old) who asks me "where can you by a good oboe"! - 4/09/2024 
Isaac Ripple AvatarIsaac R.
I cannot speak highly enough of Hannah and my experience buying and selling instruments with her. Her attention to detail is second to none, and her customer service is top notch! Thank you for making the process a joy! - 4/02/2024 
Alex DiThomas AvatarAlex D.
Can’t say enough good things about my experience! Hannah made the entire process of selling my oboes so easy and efficient! I highly recommend her business to everyone! - 3/29/2024 
Angel Dodson AvatarAngel D.
I’ve spent many years deciding on the kind of oboe I’ve wanted to replace my Laubin I’ve owned for 32 years that was used when I bought it. It’s tired. It’s been played on in thousands of private lessons, church services, community band concerts, band halls, concert halls, you name it. Hannah had the exact synthetic top joint wood middle joint wood bell Loree that I wanted…and it was lightly used at that, so the price point was probably $1500 less than I anticipated having to spend to special order a new one from Loree. The instrument was pristine, perfectly adjusted, and plays like a dream! Hannah went above and beyond to respond to me quickly through phone, online texting, and emails. When I searched in my email, I had forgotten how many times I had reached out to her in the past few years with just questions and no purchase on my end. Her handouts, and those of her repair tech Jason Onks, that come with the oboe trial and purchase are all the most thorough and informative I’ve ever seen. Her goody bag items are cute, thoughtful, and excellent products. The oboe community is full of great people and the list of Loree dealers in American is short. The sales experience from Hannah for this music store sales rep is simply the best out there. Since her focus is 100% on helping customers and not split between sales and repair, the experience is as quick as you need it to be and worry-free. Thank you, Hannah for helping me buy hopefully the last oboe I’ll ever need! I’m in love! - 3/25/2024 
Jwells uh huh AvatarJwells u.
Friendly and responsive sales recommendations and communication. Good deals for new and used instruments - 3/18/2024 
Alex K AvatarAlex K.
Excellent customer service. Straightforward and convenient trial and purchase process. Reasonable prices. I would highly recommend Hannah’s Oboes. Hannah has great products and deep knowledge of her instruments. - 2/27/2024 
Johann Ohly AvatarJohann O.
Hannah came through on making my daughter's wishes come true with a fantastic, lightly used oboe in outstanding condition! The process was smooth and well articulated. I would strongly recommend Hannah as a trusted source of quality oboes. - 2/14/2024 
Ashley LeBaron-Black AvatarAshley L.
Hannah's Oboes was highly recommended by my former oboe teacher who is now an oboe professor. I now highly recommend Hannah too for anyone looking into buying an oboe! Hannah was kind, very responsive to my questions, easy to work with, and thorough. She is clearly very knowledgeable and helped me take into account factors I hadn't even been thinking about. She also gives clear, helpful instructions for how to care for the oboe you choose. It's pretty awesome that she will ship up to 4 different oboes to you for you to try out, and she already had a return shipping label in the box making it easy to send back the 3 I didn't choose. I paid her $30 extra to send a reed with the oboes too for me to keep. I'm very happy with the Yamaha oboe I chose (it has a beautiful tone!) and feel confident in the price/value I received through Hannah's Oboes. - 2/13/2024 
Cindy Behmer AvatarCindy B.
I have worked with Hannah on several occasions (purchasing and consignment) and she has always been professional, helpful, friendly, and super quick! I highly recommend Hannah's services and instruments for any level of musician. Proceed with confidence, she is great and definitely on your side. 🙂 - 1/27/2024 
Bingham Powell AvatarBingham P.
Hannah helped me find a new oboe a couple of years ago. She was wonderful to work with and she helped me find an excellent instrument! - 1/27/2024 
Sarah Weiner AvatarSarah W.
I had a beautiful Howarth oboe d'amore that I was no longer playing and I'd had no luck trying to sell it on my own. Hannah was wonderful to work with and sold it much faster than I expected. Once sold, I received payment promptly which was a nice start to the new year. I'm so happy the someone else will enjoy playing this beautiful instrument. - 1/09/2024 
Margaret Steele AvatarMargaret S.
As a Juilliard-trained oboist who freelanced in New York and toured worldwide, after my retirement it took me 15 years of not playing to finally let my beautiful Loree oboe go. Hannah was wonderful. She spared me the difficulty of selling it myself. She oversaw the instrument's overhaul then found it a wonderful new home with a promising student who will give it a new life. She made it easy and stress free. Highest recommendation! - 1/09/2024 
Jennifer Fernandez AvatarJennifer F.
Hannah was wonderful to work with and I cannot recommend her services enough! I highly recommend Hannah's Oboes! - 1/05/2024 
Matt Walters AvatarMatt W.
Working with Hannah in purchasing my oboe was an incredible experience. She had a lot of information for me to consider while choosing, the trial process was smooth and straightforward, and the purchase and return process was easy and quick. The only trouble I had was which of the oboes I was going to choose, because they all sounded incredible and were beautiful instruments. I would recommend Hannah's Oboes to anyone looking for an oboe and I will definitely go to Hannah first if I ever need an oboe in the future. - 1/03/2024 
Melissa Eddy AvatarMelissa E.
Hannah is very helpful and extremely knowledgeable! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or purchase from her again! - 12/12/2023 
Yosef Kaufmann AvatarYosef K.
Amazing care and service. Hannah was extremely helpful and went above and beyond - 12/07/2023 
Elizabeth Ware AvatarElizabeth W.
Hannah was wonderfully helpful and professional in helping me purchase my first oboe. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the market for an oboe - she has gone above and beyond in every way and I so appreciate her help! - 11/28/2023 

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

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