This week on the blog, I want to continue reacting to the anonymous oboist who sent me an email about emotional hurdles to reedmaking. She specifically cited fear of failureContinue readingReedmaking Fear and Anxiety
I got an email recently. I loved your recent video about Ugly Fixes, in which you mentioned oboists experiencing social anxiety about how our reeds look. I have definitely experiencedContinue readingReedmaking Guilt and Shame
This topic comes out of a conversation we’ve been having in Reed Club lately. Last week was my THIRD orchestra concert since the South Bend Symphony started back up post-pandemic,Continue readingReed Drift
In Reed Club last Monday, we took a moment before we started scraping to set some intentions. We each said one word – an adjective to describe what we WANTED ourContinue readingHow Do You WISH You Could Describe Your Reeds?
My Five Minute Reedmaker Season Two seems to be largely about experiments. People ask me how LONG, how THICK, how SLOPED, etc – and I’m running the experiments for them andContinue readingFive Minute Reedmaker: Length of the Windows