Its been a while since this site has been updated, so we’ve had a complete redesign so that this resource is now fully functional on mobile phones and tablets too. There are new links to recommended books and a large number of recordings. You will also find our social media links such as Facebook are now active. If you have any questions or suggestions and wish to start a dialogue with the other users of this site, do visit our community page or our Facebook page. We look forward to hearing from you!

You may have heard about the British Music Project, which began in September 2013, and of which the second stage has just been completed.  This has been a co-operative project involving me, Dominic Saunders, two composers from King’s College London (Robert Keeley, Senior Lecturer in Composition and Lionel Steuart Fothringham, final-year PhD composition student) and Jane Clark Dodgson, widow of the late Stephen Dodgson. The first stage of the project involved preparing a number of works for a concert which we gave at King’s on 20 November 2013.  Dominic and I gave the world premiere of Rob’s Solar Panels (2011) for oboe and piano and Lionel’s Forms in…

If you have found our website useful but are interested in reading about other oboe player’s experiences, you should visit these two blogs from America. They are full of useful and insightful blog entries and really worth a read! 

Following our new marketplace page being launched, we are happy to announce users can now also visit our new event calendar featuring lots of concerts, masterclasses, competitions and other oboe related events. If you have an event you would like to promote on this site, simply fill in the submission form and the item will be published within a few hours. Visit our events page to find out more!

Hello to all site members and visitors! We are pleased to say that Learn To Play The Oboe has been growing extremely quickly and is receiving more than 500 new visitors every month! We are hoping to post more information about oboe recordings coming out in this blog but keep checking our events page for more information about concerts and masterclasses coming up!

In the coming months we hope to keep you posted of new recordings being released by oboists. A new release from September 2013, is that of Nicholas Daniel, Mark Padmore and the Britten Sinfonia This recording is available online from numerous retailers such as Amazon as well as all good record stores. Click here for the details on Amazon