This website was designed to help a flutist transition to the oboe.
If your teacher recommended you start the oboe, congratulations! It means they think you're pretty awesome. Playing the oboe requires a special type of person. Students that are highly motivated with a hard work ethic, a good ear, and are responsible make great "floboists." It also helps to have a sense of humor, since you will now become the subject of many jokes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alison Anderson-Kahl is the 5th-8th Grade Band Director of Rock Valley Community Schools in Rock Valley, Iowa where she also assists with high school sectionals and drumline. Graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2012, Anderson-Kahl received her Bachelors Degree in K-12 Instrumental and Vocal Music Education from Luther College. In 2018, she completed her Masters Degree in Music Education through the American Band College with Central Washington University. Anderson-Kahl's primary instrument is flute, but she loves the variety of playing many instruments with students. Her professional affiliations include the national music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda and the Iowa Bandmasters Association.