Topic: reaching the RH keys on EH
I am a fairly petite female oboe player (height 5 ft. 3 in.) who has tried unsuccessfully to play EH. My right arm is not long enough to reach the keys at the bottom of the instrument. I get crippling pain in my wrist when I try to bend my wrist and fingers to reach the keys. I tried supports such as the neck strap, floor peg and chair peg, but they did not help Is there an EH that is proportioned for smaller hands, or is there an EH with larger keys? I can get a nice sound and would love to play EH, but am I out of luck?