Welcome! Bring me your tired, your weary, your frustrated..........

band directors or parents of oboe students, that is! This website is designed with the "oboe-challenged" in mind. Hopefully you will find some helpful hints and resources. Just in case you're wondering...... My name is Amy Sandlin, and I have been teaching middle school band for 17 years and private oboe lessons for 19 years. I graduated with Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Education from East Carolina University, and my major instruments were (and still are) Oboe and English Horn. I also achieved Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.


  • Pitched in the key of C
  • Finished reed length - ~70 mm
  • Used in most bands and symphonic orchestras
  • Sound clips:

Oboe d'Amore

English Horn


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