Amelia Van Howe | Oboist

Amelia Van Howe is a freelance oboist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also the owner of the oboe reed making company Sunshine Reeds.

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Sunshine Reeds is dedicated to crafting flexible reeds with effortless response, lush tone throughout all registers, and unparalleled pitch stability. 


Please contact me if you have any questions! 


Dear Sunshine Reeds customers,

I have added a number of exciting new site features!

Firstly, there is now a “Reviews” section at the bottom of this page. Please take a moment to leave a comment on your recent order. Your comments help me to serve you in making reeds that better fit your needs as well as helping your fellow customers decide whether Sunshine Reeds is a good fit for them.

Secondly, I have added an optional “Additional Notes” section to your checkout form in case you have a specific question or request for your reed order.

Lastly, I would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting my small business and I would like to personally wish you and yours a joyful and safe holiday season and a happy new year.

All my best,


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English Horn Reed
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Processing time: 1-3 business days

Estimated Shipping Time: Priority Mail, 1-3 business days

returns & exchanges

Returns not accepted

Exchanges accepted within 14 days of purchase

If you have any issues with your order please contact me. I am more than happy to work with you!


Sunshine Reeds produces a very likeable professional quality oboe reed. The reed is open, stable from the top register down to the bottom, and malleable in terms of tone. Quick delivery and professional service. A gorgeous playing experience awaits with these reeds, 5 stars!
— David Vanbiesbrouck, owner of Oboerific Reeds, Principal Oboe at Guelph Symphony