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 Re: Adult Learner - does this plan make sense?
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2018-11-15 21:38

I took it up in my late 50s but I already had a music degree and was a wind player. I bought a pro instrument right away, which was the right move. You can't learn on a piece of junk. It took me three years of very steady practice to reach a level where I could play in an orchestra or band. I never, ever got good enough at making reeds to continue trying. I also was never able to find a bought reed that would work for me. So....it depends on your drive and your talent. I think I had good talent for oboe to start with (was not nearly so hard for my physically as I had heard, but then again I practiced my rear end off because I already knew what would be required to learn a new instrument) but my talent for reed making was zilch.
I don't know if you've been talked out of it yet, but you might find a teacher and have that person check out whether you can find a rental oboe at first. You may scream and run and you may fall in love with learning a difficult instrument.

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