Student-Level Oboes

Starting a musical journey with a reliable, quality instrument is the key to a successful experience. Meyer Music offers brand-name student-level oboes as rent-to-own, matching teacher preferences with free accessories.

Step-Up Oboes

As a player progresses, their instrument should match their growing skills. A student-level oboe is a great way to start a musical journey and a Step-Up oboe will take a player even further.

Meyer Music offers an array of high-end oboe brands, including Yamaha, Selmer, and Fox.  As Michigan’s only Shokunin Yamaha dealer, their premier level, we also provide access to a wide range of advanced Yamaha options.

Comparison of student and step-up oboes. Student oboes are made of resin making them lighter, more durable, and more affordable. Student oboes feature basic standard components and are designed to be played by beginners. Step-up oboes are made of wood or resin with wood elements to boost projection and create a richer sound. They feature smaller tone holes which allow sound pressure to flow to the bottom of the oboe for a unique tone, feature a modified conservatory key system with additional keys, are designed for intermediate students to play through high school.

Selecting your Oboe

         Stepping up to the next level of oboe is a big decision and at Meyer Music we want to ensure that you make the best and most informed choice for your musical goals.

We carry intermediate oboes at all Meyer locations– visit us to experience the sound. We also offer personalized consultations with our instrument experts to help guide you through the process.

Our oboe consultant, Sue Burel, is available for consultation appointments during which she can answer your questions, guide you through test-playing, and advise on the technical elements of the instruments. Sue has over 45 years of experience playing oboe and has taught privately for over 30 years.

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