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Donald Hurwitz AvatarDonald H.

Dealing with Hannah Selznick to secure a new oboe was both educational and a pleasure. Hannah maintains an extensive inventory of used oboes, and she has the background knowledge and skills to be of great service in matching her instruments with your requirements. She does so with business practices that make the dealings comfortable and easy. A++ - 6/07/2022 

Cally Banham Cor Values AvatarCally B.

I am thrilled with my new Yamaha oboe purchased from Hannah. When I first called, I described to her assistant Tiffany the qualities I search for in an oboe and they sent me four choices which clearly showed they knew what I meant. The shipping for the trials and the transaction were both smooth as could be. Thank you! A+! - 6/07/2022 

Javier Perez AvatarJavier P.

Hannanh knows what she is doing: she is a professional oboist and overall she cares about your needs. I recommend Hannah to those who are looking to buy or sale an oboe of any level, she is fast, kind, dependable! - 5/19/2022 

Leah Wolf AvatarLeah W.

We are very happy with the whole process of buying an oboe for our daughter. Hannah made is so easy and helped us make a great selection! I was worried about having oboes shipped to us but Hannah made it a great experience. I would highly recommend others to buy their oboe at Hannah's Oboes! - 5/19/2022 

Anna Bermingham AvatarAnna B.

Hannah was lovely to work with. This was my first time purchasing an oboe for my son. She guided me through her process. We received trial oboes that were beautifully packed and shipped to us. We were given 1 week to try a few of her oboes and eventually were able to choose one. As my 12 year old son is the player, I admittedly know nothing about oboes. She took the time to speak with my son’s oboe teacher to help guide her in what trial oboes to send us. She also only sent us oboes that were within our budget. We had a great experience and will return in a few years. - 5/19/2022 

shannan herman Avatarshannan h.

Very friendly and so knowledgeable on oboes! She answered all our questions before shipping four oboes to play for a week before a potential purchase. Wonderful to work with. I highly recommend! - 5/19/2022 

Sarah Clark AvatarSarah C.

Hannah's Oboes is a pleasure to work with. Hannah is professional, detail oriented, and clearly takes pride in offering high quality oboes and impeccable service. - 4/26/2022 

Lani Howell AvatarLani H.

This is the second oboe we have purchased through Hannah’s Oboes. Hannah is amazing to work with! She allowed us to try a few oboes to find the perfect one. Highly recommend Hannah’s oboes for both first time buyers & returning. - 4/26/2022 

A James AvatarA J.

My experience with Hannah "The Oboe Fairy" was absolutely wonderful! Customer service is paramount to her and every instrument that passes through her hands is meticulously cared for and sold in the best of condition. I came away confident in my purchase and knowing I will get the support I need if there are any issues at all (which I do not expect). So grateful for her expertise! - 4/13/2022 

Erica Holcomb AvatarErica H.

What a pleasure to work with Hannah! My daughter was able to try out several different oboes and select the one which best suited her. All of the oboes were in excellent condition and played very well, but there was one that soared above the rest! Hannah genuinely cares about those she works with and is probably the best person to contact if you are in need of a new or gently used oboe! Her knowledge and experience is top notch. And if my daughter chooses to play professionally one day, we'll know exactly who to call for our next oboe! - 4/13/2022 

Kathryn Bloise AvatarKathryn B.

Hannah is a delight to work with. I was looking for a very specific kind of instrument and she happily accomodated my requests, we were pesistant and I couldn't be happier with the new horn. Her knowledge and professionalism make her business one of the best in the oboe industry. Thanks Hannah! - 4/11/2022 

Meredith Chen AvatarMeredith C.

Hannah was such a pleasure to work with. She was so patient with my daughter trying out many different oboes, to find the perfect fit. Her knowledge was extensive about music, all questions we had, and of course of the many oboes she has to offer. We will definitely return to her for more purchases, and questions. She is amazing! - 4/05/2022 

Nancy Knight AvatarNancy K.

Thank you again for making this oboe purchase such a fantastic experience! As you know, I hesitated for a long time before taking the plunge, as it felt like such an enormous leap for me. I appreciate all the time you took to figure out what would work for me within my budget. Your attention to the details of the experience really shows, and I will never forget seeing all the beautiful trial oboes on my table! I'm so happy with the one that picked me. I am madly in love with my Loree! It sounds beautiful, plays easily, and already feels like a good friend. - 4/02/2022 

Lisa Dickinson AvatarLisa D.

Hannah was wonderful to work with - very efficient and easy process. My son is so pleased with his new Howarth oboe. The sound and instrument are gorgeous. - 3/23/2022 

Francesca Randell AvatarFrancesca R.

I received fast service, great advice, and found the perfect English Horn (and accessories) to fit my needs. Having the ability to trial before I bought was extremely helpful. The shipping process is very well organized and easy. I also bought my oboe from Hannah, which I also love. 100% satisfied! - 3/15/2022 

Tonya Austin AvatarTonya A.

Hannah was a pleasure to work with! She was so helpful with selecting an oboe for my daughter. Being able to try out 4 different instruments before purchasing was a huge benefit. The whole process from start to finish was wonderful. She answered all of our questions and did an evaluation over Facetime for us since we didn't have anyone here to help with that. But that's not all, she also made some inquiries and helped us find a local teacher for lessons. Give her a call, you won't regret it! - 3/06/2022 

Wendy R AvatarWendy R.

The Oboe Fairy aka Hannah's Oboes is the place to go for all of your double reed needs. I am a repeat customer and here are my reasons:1. Hannah wants to provide you with the best instrument that will work well for you.2. She has the inventory so you can try many different instruments to make important comparisons. Very few places can do this.3. You are never rushed for a sale.4. Prices are competitive.5. Hannah is a reputable vendor with decades of experience you can trust. - 3/06/2022 

Kelly Crozier AvatarKelly C.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Hannah and her business! She has been with us from the start of my son's first intermediate oboe to his new professional oboe. Hannah is so knowledgeable about all things oboe and helps so much in the selection of possibilities. She has something for every budget and always goes the extra mile to make the selection, delivery for oboe trials, and payment as easy for the buyer as possible. Hannah's professionalism and passion are truly a Godsend. If you happen to stumble upon her website and see this review, I pray that you run not walk to Hannah, the oboe fairy. She's magical! 🙂 With gratitude and appreciation, Henry and Kelly - 3/02/2022 

Thomas Cullen AvatarThomas C.

As novice oboe buyers Tyler's mom and I purchased an oboe from Hannah. She made the process so easy! Wonderful customer service and a great product. She really is THE Oboe Fairy. We really appreciate her.Mary C (Tyler's Grandma) - 2/22/2022 

Rebecca Dyson AvatarRebecca D.

We recently purchased our second oboe from Hannah for my daughter who is leaving for college. Hannah's individualized service and response to any questions was always prompt and helpful. This was the perfect way for my daughter to try a variety of oboes and choose the instrument that was exactly right for her. Her inventory of top quality instruments is amazing - the hardest part was choosing which ones to send back! - 2/19/2022 

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