Well on the flute the problem would be due to waste of air, until one can control the air they are expelling, but on the oboe the reed kind of prevents that. However combining a resistant oboe reed with the uncontrollable force of air of an amateur flutist could lead to a great build up of pressure in the head that could cause dizziness. Been there, not fun.
If the student is doubling, the problem won't go away terribly quickly... or at all if she cannot control her flute embouchure. Having the student refrain from flute, if doubling, could help her gain control on the oboe. It will also have the side effect of when switching to flute at a later time of initially restricting her air flow on flute, but giving her better embouchure control so that hopefully she doesn't revert to a wind tunnel.
I have also experienced dizziness when playing in my garage once during summer and I believe it was probably due to the chemicals in there. So the environment could be a consideration.
Last edited by sylvangale (2006-10-11 23:05:18)
Los Angeles, CA