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Christina Herbert AvatarChristina H.

We used Hanna's Oboes to find an English Horn for my daughter. Hannah was amazing throughout the whole experience (especially considering it was the week before Christmas!). She even arranged for us to trial an instrument that was just coming out of the repair shop. We were able to get my daughter a beautiful instrument that will be lovingly played for many years to come!! Super quick response to emails/phone calls and I know that we will use Hannah's Oboes in the future. - 1/01/2022 

Laura Meyer AvatarLaura M.

My previous oboe was paid for by my mother, so I didn't have a lot of knowledge about the buying process. Hannah made the entire process simple and low-stress. She provided a detailed list of oboes that fit what I was looking for, and she was helpful through the entire trial period and the subsequent purchase process. Thank you, Hannah! - 12/28/2021 

19sandyman Avatar19sandyman

Our experience of purchasing an oboe was first rate. From my initial conversations with Hannah, to receiving four oboes for trial, to our final choice; everything was very professional and of high quality. She is deeply knowledgeable and cares about the little details. We were in good hands during the process and strongly recommend that anyone seeking an oboe give “The Oboe Fairy” a try. You won’t be disappointed. - 12/17/2021 

Cammy Cook AvatarCammy C.

We came to Hanna to find a quality student oboe model. She was always very quick to respond and answer questions. Her process for selecting and trying multiple instruments was easy and reliable. The purchase process was quick and easy. Hanna provided exceptional customer service through every step of the process! We look forward to working with her again when our daughter grows out of her beginner model. - 12/17/2021 

Brad Grzelka AvatarBrad G.

All I can say is WOW! Hannah is great. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Made purchasing the perfect Oboe for my daughter simple and easy. Will do business again with her in the future. A+ - 12/17/2021 

Andrew Lee AvatarAndrew L.

I just recently purchased an English Horn from Hannah and I was blown away with her service. The trial period was a perfect length and her selection was wonderful! I would highly recommend her services to anybody purchasing an Oboe or English Horn! - 12/17/2021 

Christine Egan AvatarChristine E.

Hannah was so helpful. She made the process of trialing and purchasing an instrument a breeze! Would happily recommend to others. - 12/08/2021 

Margaret Thorstein AvatarMargaret T.

I recently bought an English Horn, an absolutely beautiful instrument. Hannah’s personal help and service exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend Hannah’s business which is appropriately named The Oboe Fairy. - 12/01/2021 

Emily Fischer AvatarEmily F.

Buying an oboe from Hannah was a wonderful and painless experience! Four days after initially reaching out for an inventory list, I had four oboes in my hands to trial. I purchased a beautiful Howarth 540c a week after that. All of the oboes come with a one year crack and minor maintenance warranty, which is great for peace of mind. Hannah also includes an assortment of accessories, including a feather, cotton swab, microfiber cloth, reed case, and a delicious sampler of her own coffee mix! I absolutely recommend purchasing an oboe through Hannah, and in the future if I upgrade, it will be through Hannah's Oboes! - 12/01/2021 

Keith Wichinski AvatarKeith W.

Hanna has done an excellent job in getting my instrument sold. Very professional and reliable. Communicates effectively with the seller. She sold my English Horn in a few months. She has access to many individuals who are looking to purchase a new horn/instrument. Highly recommend her services. - 11/24/2021 

Kristina McRaney AvatarKristina M.

Trial process is perfectly organized! She follows her business plan outline and communicates through every step. Our college student needed to upgrade to a more professional oboe but we had not tried many oboes outside of Fox, Yamaha, Selmer and a few Lorees. Hannah was patient and meticulous throughout the process. We had 3 trial sessions before finding the right one and the process never deviated. Excellent customer service and dedication to the profession. In the end, she found her new Marigaux and is excited for her new adventures! - 11/18/2021 

Carl Johnson AvatarCarl J.

This is the second time we have purchased an oboe through the "Oboe Fairy", Hannah's Oboes. It is also the second time it has gone very smoothly. We have appreciated the way she allows us to play and try instruments to ensure that we have the instrument that best fits us. We also believe her pricing is very fair and as reasonable as can be expected. We highly recommend her. - 11/08/2021 

Liz Brock AvatarLiz B.

I wanted to sell my Laubin oboe and had no idea where to begin. Hannah made the process easy and efficient from start to finish. Her communications were prompt, clear, and logical. Never could have done this on my own; extremely pleased with Hannah's services! - 10/31/2021 

Miss Lil AvatarMiss L.

Many thanks to Hannah for helping me through the experience of buying my first oboe, answering my questions, and for being patient with me! This was a wonderful experience - 10/09/2021 

Shelley Walker AvatarShelley W.

Hannah was great to work with. She provided extra consideration to allow my son the time he needed to choose just the right instrument. - 9/30/2021 

Stephen Slater AvatarStephen S.

Hannah was great, she helped somebody unfamiliar with the purchasing process through everything, and has excellent quality oboes for sale. Highly recommended. - 9/29/2021 

Tracey Lu AvatarTracey L.

Such a great purchasing experience! We bought the intermediate level oboe for our son and he loves it so much! The sound is beautiful and the purchasing process and trial period is really great. Will definitely recommend to our friends. Hannah is so knowledgeable and friendly and helpful! Thank you!!!!! - 9/16/2021 

Bonnie S AvatarBonnie S.

In the last few years, Hannah has sold two of my instruments and a high-end accessory. Because of this, I’ve gained a very high level of trust in her. I couldn’t be more pleased than I am with her service. High praise also for her repairman, Jason Onks in Smyrna, TN. - 9/01/2021 

Elizabeth Crane AvatarElizabeth C.

Hannah truly is THE Oboe Fairy. Every instrument she sent us for trial was of excellent quality. Her prices are very reasonable. Hannah spent a lot of time in the phone with us deciding which oboes my daughter should try, she sent detailed information about each trial oboe, and even told us we could call her during my daughter’s oboe lesson if needed. Hannah sent some extra goodies in the box and even wrapped all of the oboes! The entire experience was magical for my daughter who was upgrading her oboe. - 8/26/2021 

Michelle Q AvatarMichelle Q.

Hannah has a wonderful process to let you have a trial period with a couple oboes so that you find the one that works best for you and your budget. My daughter had a wonderful experience with her oboe trial and choosing the one that worked best.Hannah was so helpful and answered all our questions. She went above and beyond to make the experience great including recommendations for reed makers and reviewing recordings of my daughter playing each oboe to verify agreement with my daughter's oboe instructor as to which provided best sound.Wonderful experience. - 8/23/2021 

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