One of my main goals this year was to teach myself how to play the Oboe for band. After months of waiting for the only instrument to be fixed, I picked it up two weeks before our first concert and taught myself the fingerings and notes every day and night. During my free periods I would practice and when I got home, I would work on the fundamentals for hours. Those two weeks of work were grueling and exhausting but I think I picked it up quite quickly. I really love the Oboe and have enjoyed playing it for the past five months. Hopefully I will be able to play it in college and in the rest of my life!