The oboe is a woodwind instrument with a soulful sound that has inspired many composers to write music for it.

You can start playing the oboe when you are around 7 to 8 years old. Oboists are welcome to the beginners’ orchestras right away. No need to play alone!

You can rent a beginner instrument from the music institute. New beginner oboes cost around 900 euros and up. The teacher will help you choose a suitable instrument.


Heli Seppälä

oboe, orchestra conducting
Tampere and Ylöjärvi

This is what oboe sounds like