Meet the touch instruments: Touch Oboe

In our OrchLab workshops, participants make and perform music together using a range of instruments, including percussion, digital instruments, and their voices. The team at Drake Music have designed and created a set of touch instruments which make traditional orchestral instruments more accessible to OrchLab participants.

The Touch Oboe is an accessible version of the oboe, a member of the woodwind family. Watch the video below for more information about the Touch Oboe and how it is played.

Explore more:

  • If you’d like to find out more about the orchestral oboe, visit our OrchMap to hear from LPO oboist, Alice Munday.
  • You can learn about the other touch instruments in our introductions to the Touch Trombone and the Touch Harp
  • OrchLab participants can have a go at playing the touch instruments in our OrchLab workshops. You can find out more about our OrchLab sessions in our 2022 OrchLab film: Appalachian Spring