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Mason T. AvatarMason T.

Hannah was great to work with - great communication, professionalism, and flexibility - highly recommend! Thanks, Hannah! - 11/15/2020 

Kimberly K. AvatarKimberly K.

Hannah was a complete professional. She kept us up to date every step of the process. She helped us sell our son's oboe in a quick and painless way. I would highly recommend her service. - 11/13/2020 

Jennifer M. AvatarJennifer M.

Selecting and purchasing an oboe from Hannah was a terrific experience. She sent a nice variety of oboes and showed great compassion, flexibility, and patience when unforeseen circumstances prevented us from making our selection within the normal trial period. Hannah made it easy to pack up and return the oboes we did not select. And we are very happy with the instrument we kept. Highly recommend. - 10/27/2020 

David L. AvatarDavid L.

My son played Oboe in high school and through his private instructor, we got to know Hanna who helped us to buy the Howarth S50 oboe. My son stopped playing oboe in his senior year and the oboe was left unused for around two years. Last summer I just realized the oboe has been idle and contacted Hanna to sell it. She helped to do all necessary repairs, cleaning, and testing to bring the oboe to its best state. It took a while to sell the oboes due to the Covid-19 pandemic but it was finally sold. What I want to say is that from when we bought the oboe to having it prepared and listed to sell, Hanna has done a professional job with friendliness and great care to boost. I'm very happy to have gotten her excellent services and will highly recommend anyone who want to buy or sell oboe to come to her. - 10/24/2020 

Elaine Z. AvatarElaine Z.

Hannah came recommended by my son's oboe teacher. The purchasing experience is unique and wonderful. He got to try up to 4 oboes and pick the one that he likes most. Hannah's price is also very reasonable and the shipping was prompt. She is very responsive through emails. Highly Recommend! - 10/10/2020 

Katelyn S. AvatarKatelyn S.

Living in rural Montana, my studio and I don't have many options when looking for instruments. I'm so grateful that I found Hannah's Oboes, otherwise I would never be able to find a high-quality, professional oboe! She sent us 4 to test for an entire week and the oboes were so great that 2 other players in my studio also bought them! She has incredible customer service and always works to find the perfect oboe for any unique situation. - 10/10/2020 

Greg AvatarGreg

I can not say enough good things about Ms Hannah, The Oboe Fairy! I made the mistake of trying to buy an oboe off eBay and received a cracked piece of junk. Luckily eBay accepted my return. Hannah was able to find the PERFECT F. Loreé Oboe for my daughter.Ms Hannah claims the oboe had a crack that was repaired, but I can’t find evidence of any repairs. It’s the most beautiful Oboe I’ve ever personally seen. She had the Oboe fully serviced and polished, so even though she says it’s a Loreé Oboe from the late 1970’s, it looks brand new and has an amazing tone!The Oboe Fairy really does make dreams come true!!! - 9/27/2020 

Julie A. AvatarJulie A.

Hannah was wonderful to work with. Very responsive and helpful. We recently upgraded our daughter's oboe (second one from Hannah), and she made great suggestions. Less than 48 hours after speaking to her on the phone, we had three beautiful oboes to choose from. The process was very easy, the trade-in was fair, and Hannah kept in contact with us almost every day until our daughter had made her decision. Highly recommend. - 9/24/2020 

Lori D. AvatarLori D.

Hannah is so nice and easy to work with. I couldn't believe how fast our oboe sold! Everything went so smoothly and quickly. I cannot recommend her more highly. - 9/23/2020 

Derek P. AvatarDerek P.

I recently made my first-ever instrument purchase (a Fox 500 English horn), and Hannah's Oboes was highly recommended by several professional double reed players. I can't say enough how great my experience has been! Hannah had a large inventory and was extremely helpful in providing information on instruments, setting up a trial period and arranging shipments, and guiding me through the purchasing process. All of the trial instruments were shipped in wonderful working order, and it was immediately obvious that they've been well cared for and meticulously serviced.Thank you so much! It's been a pleasure doing business with you, and I will certainly be in touch again for future purchases. - 9/15/2020 

Tereza H. AvatarTereza H.

Getting an oboe from Hannah for my daughter was really an excellent decision. I was so impressed with Hannah's service, choice of instruments, and quick reaction times. We got the oboes 1 day after we spoke on the phone! Getting to try different models was so exciting. It's the little things that improve the experience even more - remembering my daughter's and music teacher's name, sending nice thank you messages, taking time to talk to us when we had questions. I highly recommend you get your instrument from Hannah! - 9/13/2020 

Mark B. AvatarMark B.

What can I say? Hannah completely blew us away!I initially was looking for a used Fox for my H.S. student, but was prepared to buy new. I'd scoured Ebay, Reverb, Facebook, and Friends of Friends who were willing to sell me 'something' with a no-return policy. I was very leery about having to drop many $$$'s on something 'sight unseen,' but, hey, a band parent is what it is.Enter Hannah - who I found via an online search, although H.S. Student's Teacher had mentioned her some time ago. After a few e-mails back and forth, we all got on a call together - within an hour, Hannah had assessed our HS'er's aptitude and had several options for us. Hannah's enthusiasm and passion for what she does clearly shone through to all of us. Within three days a package showed up at our door with several *brand-new* instruments for our HS'er to try - all within my cost range - no 'upselling' or 'hard-sell' My HS'er got to play all of the instruments and settled on a gorgeous Howarth, preferring it to the Fox and Yamaha oboe's that were also provided. The 7 day trial was more than enough time to narrow the choice and Hannah made shipping a breeze.In this time of Covid, there's no other place my HS'er could have gone and gotten to try such a varied selection of quality instruments. Even though we live three time zones away and had just met Hannah, we felt as if we'd been doing business with her all our lives - The process was that smooth.If you are in the market for an oboe - you owe it to yourself to give her a call. I'm so glad we did. - 8/29/2020 

Laura A. AvatarLaura A.

I had the most wonderful experience shopping for an oboe through Hannah. She made it simple, easy, and affordable. Her emails were always prompt and she is accommodating with her customers. I highly recommend any oboists to shop here. I purchased a Fox 300 and am loving it! - 8/25/2020 

LaBarrin W. AvatarLaBarrin W.

Wonderful Company! Great customer service! Helped me find my oboe and english horn and I couldn't be happier! - 8/25/2020 

Kathy O. AvatarKathy O.

I have had pleasures of both buying and selling oboes through Hannah over these few years and she has always been so helpful, honest, and caring. I have also referred her to many of my students as well. I appreciate her prompt responses to all of my questions and concerns all the time. She is the best! - 8/19/2020 

Izaiah C. AvatarIzaiah C.

I had such a great experiance with Hannah's Oboes! Hannah is so kind and only wants the best for her customers. She adds her own personality into everything which made it an even more enjoyable experiance. I love my new oboe and the coffee 😉 - 8/18/2020 

Edith C. AvatarEdith C.

Hannah makes everything so easy. She is so nice and helpful. She is appreciated so much. - 8/18/2020 

Russell H. AvatarRussell H.

Hannah runs a very professional business. She was friendly and helpful throughout the process of selling my instrument, and I would recommend her highly to anyone looking to buy or sell an oboe! - 8/11/2020 

Frank S. AvatarFrank S.

I had never heard of Hannah's Oboes, but when it came time to sell, my repair person suggested I give it a try. It has been smooth sailing since. I was hesitant about putting my oboe in the mail, but it was easy, and she takes care of the rest. My 50 year old oboe sold close to the asking price to the first person who tried it. Communication was fast and easy between Hannah and me, so I was able to keep track of the process from beginning to end. Hannah is pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend her operation. - 8/11/2020 

Gray P. AvatarGray P.

I bought a used Howarth XL oboe from Hannah and I am incredibly happy with it! Hannah offers a diverse and extensive range of instruments, and as a result I found exactly what I wanted. Additionally, her service was exceptional. Hannah clearly makes every effort to accommodate her clients’ needs and is prompt and professional in doing so. - 8/11/2020 

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