Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Oboist captured on video

Greetings all!

The oboist has been busy making short videos and loading them on YouTube for you to watch. Each  video is only a few minutes long,  but is full of essential information for playing the oboe. Topics covered include forming a basic embouchure, characteristics of a good oboe embouchure, embouchure flexibility exercises, troubleshooting advice for embouchure problems, and hand position.  Soon to come are more videos on how to play dynamics, articulation and the oboe, good body use, etc, etc. Think of each video as a  mini lesson on an important element of oboe playing. The concepts are useful to beginners, advanced players in need of a "refresher" lesson on basic elements of playing, or for those who want to improve their understanding of how to teach foundational elements to students. Here's a sample video below on forming a basic oboe embouchure.

 If you'd like to catch all of the videos and listen to some of my playing from live concerts, go to and become a "subscriber" to my channel: "Christa Garvey"
That way you'll instantly receive notification when new videos are added. Or,  you can find them in the list of teaching videos on the OboeForEveryone site.

Enjoy and let me know what you think of the videos--are they helpful? What other videos about oboe playing topics would you like to see on Youtube? I look forward to hearing from you!

Oboe and out,

The Oboist


  1. Great video! Very helpful. Looking forward to checking out the others!

    1. Thanks! Glad you found them helpful.