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 Adult Learner - does this plan make sense?
Author: LuckyJim 
Date:   2018-10-07 22:17

I would like a steer on some options for an older adult learning the oboe.
The background is that I am in my mid 50s I have never played an instrument before and cannot read music. I want to play the oboe mainly because I love the sound it makes in baroque pieces.

At present I have limited free time as I work full time and have a number of other hobbies and commitments. My plan is to learn to play the oboe properly when I retire in about 4 years time. I have though been reading online about how difficult it is to learn the oboe and how much aggravation there is with reeds!

My thought was to maybe take up the recorder to begin with (perhaps alto/treble) as apparently the fingering is somewhat similar and this would allow me to at least learn to read music.

Once I retire I can then find a teacher and commit to the hours needed to practice the oboe.

What are thoughts on this plan?



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