Praise from Players, Instrument Makers and Technicians

David Teitelbaum

‘Players often tell me they’d like to adjust their own instruments but have no idea how to acquire the skills. This manual offers those players a perfect place for gaining the knowledge of adjustments they need to keep their instruments in good working order. It is authoritative and comprehensive, and it offers clear, step-by-step procedures and illustrations. I am not aware of a guide that addresses adjustment of both oboe and English horn so thoroughly.’

From the Foreword by David Teitelbaum,
Teitelbaum Double Reed Co.; A. Laubin, Inc. (1974-2016)

Ryan Roberts

‘The Adjustment of the Oboe and English Horn is a major contribution to our field. With its detailed, step-by-step approach, this book is both a how-to for students and an important reference for professionals.’

Ryan Roberts,
New York Philharmonic; Mannes School of Music; Bard College Conservatory of Music

Mark Chudnow

The Adjustment of the Oboe and English Horn is the most comprehensive and thoroughly vetted adjustment guide to date. Useful to musicians and repair technicians alike, the book is a precise and succinct must-have for anyone interested in learning how to adjust these intricate instruments. It is the perfect tool for developing a skill every oboist should have.’

Mark Chudnow,
Mark Chudnow Woodwinds

Sherry Sylar

‘David Greenwald’s treatise on the art of adjusting the oboe and English Horn is a complete reference. The book is beautifully illustrated and easy to follow. It is a must for the libraries of professionals who want to be self-sufficient in the day-to-day upkeep of their instruments.’

Sherry Sylar,
New York Philharmonic; Manhattan School of Music

Philip Ross

‘You’re only as good as your equipment, and an instrument that is out of adjustment is holding you back from reaching your full potential. David Greenwald lays out a very easy-to-follow guide for adjusting every screw on the instrument. After reading this guide, I applied the methods he suggests to my own instruments and they’ve never played better. Anyone who can tie a reed can adjust their instrument with the help of this book.’

Philip Ross,
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra; Ross Woodwind Specialists

Sven Buller

‘Many oboe players find adjusting their instrument to be a daunting task. Understandably so, since good introductions to the subject are very hard to find. David Greenwald’s book fills this need. It is by far and away the most comprehensive that I’ve come across. It demystifies the process and will be a great help to anyone who wants to develop their skills.’

Sven Buller,
Danish National Symphony Orchestra