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 RE: newly 9yo child wants to play
Author: eefer 2017
Date:   2017-05-07 03:19

My friend, who lives in England, has a newly 9yo daughter who desperately wants to play oboe. The problem is that my friend is a single mom living in council housing and she doesn't make a lot of money. I live in the US and am willing to help out. While I don't want to throw money at this, it IS expensive to purchase an instrument. I am looking at the Yamaha 211, 241, and a Cabart Special that is full conservatory minus the left F key. I am a clarinetist mainly, but do play a little oboe. If you had to choose from these three instruments, which would you pick? I am leaning towards the 211...it is really light, is free-blowing, has good intonation, and will accommodate small hands (this child is on the small side). I also don't know how long the desperation will last once she finds out about the "work" involved.

Cabart - $380
Yamaha 211 - $620
Yamaha 241 - $799


Nancy Buckman

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