“…Maier’s haunting harmonics and melodies on oboe, clarinet and English horn had me wound round his little finger from the outset.”

~Vernon Morning Star – Christine Pilgrim

“…Colin Maier is a multi-talented musician who plays oboe with a gorgeous tone and superimposes his sense of seriousness and humour into all he performs. You would be misguided not to listen to this release.”

~The WholeNote – Tiina Kiik

“…Colin Maier is a true entrepreneurial performer”

~Nassau Guardian – Anita MacDonald


Colin Maier Photo

Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata, Mvnt. 1

Colin Maier – Oboe, Allison Wiebe – Piano

Are you looking for oboe lessons? Or lessons on any instrument??? My teaching studio is open to students of ALL ages and levels! For all inquiries, dont hesitate to send me a message through the contact page.

*BIG NEWS* My 2nd CD “Fabulist” is set for release September 2014!!!  New commissions from Rebecca Pellett, Vincent Ho, Mark Camilleri, Aura Pon and Colin Maier. With guest performances by Quartetto Gelato, the Misguided Band, Dr. Erika Reiman and the Colin Maier orchestra. It will be a lot of good clean fun!!

Glowing reviews from Fanfare!, American Record Guide and WholeNote Magazine!!!

Cover features and interviews on publications of Fanfare and IDRS Journal (International Double Reed Society)!

Keep listening to the radio because Advice From a Misguided Man can be heard on classical radio stations on 230 radio stations in 17 different countries!

Canada’s Colin Maier is a theatrical performance oboist who sees his oboe and music as part of a larger performance. He currently plays with the Canadian group “Quartetto Gelato” which tours the globe with its theatrical take on the classical genre. For more info on Quartetto Gelato click here.

Backed by a brilliantly versatile rhythm section, Colin’s solo project entitled ”Colin Maier and the Misguided Band” features fun, theatrical and original music. Completely unlike anything heard on the oboe before. For more info on The Misguided Band click here.


An eclectic OBOE CD comprised of original Canadian commissions, Canadian arrangements, Canadian/World premieres and virtuosic showpieces with performances from Canada’s biggest musicians and actors. With generous funding from FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings) and the Ontario Arts Council. For more info click here.