HB Oboe Reeds LLC was established in 2008 and we are here to make oboe playing easier for you!
At HBOR, you will find excellent hand made oboe reeds, English horn reeds and oboe D'amore reeds from beginner to professional. As well as tools, cane, accessories, gifts and reed making knowledge shared anytime you ask.
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Teachers are especially welcome to request that we add specific books or items useful to your studio. Our music selection is expanding thanks to you!
We would like to service your needs as an oboist and English hornist. Always glad to share knowledge about reed making when you ask, we hope to help you get your playing to sound as beautiful as the oboe is. As well as reeds we offer a variety of reed making equipment and accessories and gift items. Teachers are welcome to set up custom reed making kits for their needs, as well as reed orders. Don't see a product you would like to have? Ask us to add it to the shop. Chances are we are able and glad to do so! Suggestions and feedback are always appreciated from our customers!
The HB reeds are hand made by Heidi Brann. She has been making reeds for well over 25 years. A graduate of The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, she studied the oboe and reed making with Sara Watkins Shirley-Quirk. Other influential teachers have been Juliane Strelau Koscinski, Jill West, Ray Still, Harry Sargous and John Mack. She has applied many reed making styles to her own study of the reed by experimenting, logging information in reed notebooks, and sharing success, tips, and questions with fellow oboists. Her reeds are of exceptional quality, have a warm tone, even scale, and are hand made for you with the selection of diameter and strength. They give an oboist the ability to bring a variety of color into their playing. We all know the oboe, the most difficult of all instruments, demands the highest quality reed. Heidi's reeds are now a source of great, colorful playing to oboists around the globe and she hopes you experience the same!
If you are interested in oboe, English horn, or reed making lessons in the greater Chicago area, please contact Heidi via phone, email or the Contact Us page.
HB Oboe Reeds
Grayslake, IL 60030
Hours of operation:
online or email - 24/7
Phone or text - 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. central time
For information about private lessons: HB Oboe Studio