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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 

Kimberly P. AvatarKimberly P.

Hannah has the best customer service! She was understanding and made sure that my daughter was completely happy with her choice of oboe. We highly recommend her! - 3/15/2021 

Aage N. AvatarAage N.

I've had the pleasure of buying two instruments from Hannah's Oboes. In 2017, I purchased a Fox Tristan English horn, and in 2021 a Lorée bass oboe. Both are such fine instruments. I can't speak highly enough about the kind, personalized care from Hannah during the trial and sale. 1000 thanks! - 3/10/2021 

Bruce S. AvatarBruce S.

Hannah is amazing! Wow is she knowledgeable about all things oboe, and a joy to work with. I met her for the first time at IDRS Tampa, with my sweet 1925 Loree EH in tow. Told her I had been "largely" happy with the Symer bocal I had used for about two decades, but it's high register was not as free as I might wish, and I was always on the lookout for something better. She suggested I try a gorgeous silver bocal by the late Bill Glover. OMG! It outshone even my Symer and across the entire range of my EH, especially the upper register. Bought it on the spot for a more than fair price, and ever since it's been my primary. I then asked her if she would take on consignment (which she did) a virtually unused Hiniker EH bocal that I bought elsewhere on a whim and still carried in my case but didn't use as it was never was a good fit for my old Loree. She sold it shortly after the end of IDRS Tampa, with her check quickly in my hands; all in a quick, seamless, painless transaction. (She even gave me a free bag of espresso to feed the other addiction that we had shared!) Wouldn't hesitate to buy again from Hannah (with or without the coffee!) and/or recommend her to anyone serious about buying the best fit of an oboe family instrument or accessories and getting great advice from and dealing with a "top drawer," straight-shooter pro!. Thanks, Hannah-you're the best!. - 2/22/2021 

Tawnya R. AvatarTawnya R.

Hannah was a delight to work with in finding our daughter a new concert level oboe. Her customer service is outstanding, her knowledge is impeccable, and she is very responsive. We also enjoyed the thoughtful things she included with the oboe, and her fairy stickers are a hit! Having options was fun for all, and she made it very easy to do with shipping and paperwork. I highly recommend working with her. - 2/18/2021 

Brenda B. AvatarBrenda B.

Hannah was quick to respond, followed through on her commitments and went ABOVE AND BEYOND for me. She listened to my situation and goals then sent 4 oboes for me to try within my price range. The added materials she provided (free with purchase) we exactly what I needed. The process was streamlined and professional every step of the way. Thank you Hanna, sincerely. - 2/13/2021 

P K. AvatarP K.

Great seller, absolute joy to work with. She shipped our hand picked assortment of instruments to our daughter's teacher before we tried and purchased the one that worked and sounded best. Rest was simply sent back. I will recommend Hanna's business anytime to anyone. - 2/12/2021 

Dan H. AvatarDan H.

Great service! Hannah made it easy for a first time oboe buyer to move away from renting into purchasing a quality instrument. - 2/07/2021 

Lisa K. AvatarLisa K.

Hannah is a top-notch professional at what she does, knowledgeable about both the musical side and the business side of her service! She is open and honest about everything, extremely fair, and great at what she does! I highly recommend working with her, having dealt with her multiple times as both a buyer and a seller. Thank you for another excellent transaction, Hannah! - 2/05/2021 

Denise W. AvatarDenise W.

I recently decided to purchase a new-to-me oboe after having left music as a career over 20 years ago. I needed a full education on the market of oboes today as what I knew before is no longer applicable. Hannah was very helpful and thorough, asking leading questions to determine which oboes she thought I would most enjoy, and provided me with three to trail over a few day period. She provided outstanding oboes to trial and provided top-notch customer service and advice in a friendly manner. She was also available on my schedule, which was appreciated as I work a job during the day.Coincidentally, I worked with three other oboe consignment shops to try out their consignment options concurrently. Only one other provided friendly service while I had strange experiences with the other two.If you need assistance choosing an oboe, call Hannah. - 2/04/2021 

Stephan H. AvatarStephan H.

Hannah made the process of selling my english horn easy and pain free. I would highly recommend her services. - 1/02/2021 

Sharon V. AvatarSharon V.

Hannah was very professional to work with! She is most knowledgeable of the oboe and it's nuances. She was expedient with delivery, and the shipping process was easy. Her availability for questions and kindness allowed for a pleasurable purchase experience. I would highly recommend Hannah-The Oboe Fairy- to anyone in need of a quality instrument! My daughter, the new oboe owner, is more excited than ever about playing! - 1/02/2021 

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