Junior Instruments

Exclusively available through Richard Craig, the Howarth of London Junior Oboe and Mini Bassoon/Tenoroon are revolutionary new double reed instruments which give your children a head start, enabling them to play at the age when they are keenest and giving them longer to develop the foundations of good technique. Ergonomically designed for small hands, made from top quality wood just like their full size version, supplied in quality backpack-style cases for good protection, these instruments are designed for great tone, intonation and reliability. They take normal size oboe and bassoon reeds.

“The Howarth of London ‘Junior’ Oboe- a great way for young people to start their oboe journey…”
Gordon Hunt, Principal Oboe, Philharmonia Orchestra, international soloist, UNESCO Artist for Peace.

“Children ‘GET’ size appropriate instruments. It has happened in the string world forever… In teaching mini bassoon for 15 years, there have been NO damaged instruments, ever…” Paul Harris, FTCL, Senior Manager, Havering Music School, London.

“We are using Junior Oboes and they are conscientious about looking after their instruments- so far we have not had a breakage or any bent keys.They are all playing with a loud sound and excellent tuning…” Suzie Shrubb, West Sussex Music Service.

Junior Oboe $2400
Mini Bassoon in G $4500
Tenoroon in F $4950


Howarth Junior Oboe

Howarth Junior Oboe


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