Product DescriptionCrook and Staple's academy oboe reed is an excellent value oboe reed which is ideal for grade 2-5 oboists. You will find it easy to play due to its medium strength and will have a longer life than most reeds due to its thicker tip.
- Perfect for oboists from ABRSM grades 2 - 5
- Easy to play due to its medium strength
- Lasts a long time
- Great value for semi-pro oboists!
If you are a grade 2 - 5 oboist the Crook and Stable Academy Oboe Reed is ideal for you. It has many features which allow you to improve your technique and musicality without being held back by using heavier reeds. They are also hand-made in the UK by an experienced professional oboist and oboe reed maker.
Warm tone & easy to play
The medium strength of our academy oboe reed helps you to develop a free and open embouchure, which later in your development will make creating a warm singing tone on the oboe much simpler. It will also allow you to play for longer sessions, as it does not wear out your embouchure as quickly.
Durable, adjustable & good valueOur excellent value Academy Oboe Reed's design helps to avoid accidental damage. It has also been designed so that your teacher can easily make slight adjustments to the reed to suit you and your playing. The reed is bound in an attractive thread binding.
All reeds are handmade.
The Academy Oboe Reeds by Crook & Staple have been my daughter's favourite reeds since her 4th year learning oboe. She is now at her 9th year.
As an adult getting back into oboe after a 23 year hiatus, it was great to find an Australian company making good quality reeds. Easy to deal with and great customer service
This is a good Reed. Although recommended by my daughters oboe teacher she later advised that it was too hard she has had to scrape it two or three times already.
My daughter in jr. high is getting great sound from the reeds we've purchased. The wire helps her control the sound. When the wire eventually moves after playing for some time, she uses plastic wrap to keep it in place. It requires weekly adjustment after that. Very happy.
Reed was stable and even through the scale! Had to clip it a bit to build in resistance and scrape to darken the sound a little bit, but the stability in the scale and especially the responsiveness in the low register are excellent!
This reed plays very nicely and has a more refined tone than some reeds I have played. It took a long time to “break in” which is why I have awarded four rather than five stars. I was a beginner this time last year and I would have struggled with this Reed.
We've tried a few different reeds now & keep coming back to the academy reed. Good for high & low registers.
Great service, good quality!
Good, prompt service, and reeds that play nicely straight from the box!