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Oboe Reed Boot Camp$325.00 – $525.00
Oboe Reed Boot Camp is an intensive 10 hour day camp experience that takes place in South Bend, IN, on the lovely campus of St Mary’s College. The EXTROBOE Experience is an enhancement to Boot Camp – adding masterclasses, chamber music, and oboe crafts to fill your weekend out with oboe education and fun. Reedmakers and oboists at all levels are WELCOME!
Sadly, 2020 Reed Boot Camp is canceled due to COVID-19. Reach out to me to discuss online reed support!
Note: Advancing and Beginning categories address your REEDMAKING skills only. You could be an Advanced player but a Beginning reedmaker, in other words. Beginners will start with learning to wind, basic knife skills, and reed construction steps. They will move more slowly. Advancing Reedmakers will begin by making reeds, and will evolve and improve their existing skills over the weekend as they work with me, my Guest Master Reedmaker, and each other.
Reed Club is our answer to Social Distancing. We meet four times per month, online, in a live Zoom video room, so you can work socially – and safely – on your reeds with a group. You can show me your reed, crow it, turn your camera so I can watch your scraping technique. I can lecture, or demonstrate, or we can hold Reed Hot Seats – whatever you need – and we can do it all with company but from the comfort of our own homes. It’s the next best thing to actual human contact!
This is a RECURRING monthly membership – you can cancel at any time by simply emailing me or using the button on this page.
Reed Repair Shop$26.00 – $56.00
Sometimes you just need some advice from a non-judgmental expert. Send me one or three reeds, and I’ll improve them and tell you how.
Virtual Oboe or Reed Coaching Session$130.00 – $800.00
You set the agenda. We’ll arrange a mutually agreeable time, and meet in a Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
I can help you to work through a specific issue with your playing or reeds, prepare for an audition or performance, or just tighten up your approach to the instrument!
Zero to Reedmaker$479.00 – $858.00
Zero To Reedmaker is a six week online course which teaches oboists to easily make playable American Scrape reeds. I’ll DEMYSTIFY the process and help you through each step with a combination of rewatchable video content, a supportive Facebook group, and weekly live group calls in which we can talk about YOUR specific problems. At the end of this session, you will be able to make a playing reed from shaped cane in under 30 minutes – perhaps well under – and adjust it to your comfort.
The six week course will go live on AUGUST 17 and I would love to have you join me!
Basic course 479 – includes 3 dozen pieces of consistent, high-quality shaped cane and 15 staples, a $165 value.
VIP level 749 – includes two 1X1 sessions with me during the course – topic of your choice – and one full month of Reed Club membership at the conclusion of ZtR, to support your reedmaking journey.
Optional: Add-on a full Reed Maker’s kit – knife, plaque, block, mandrel, ruler, sharpening stone, and thread, with additional cane and tubes – for just 109 – a $142 value!
Registration closes August 12 at 9pm EDT.
I will always mail your order within seven days of receiving payment. I ship via USPS First Class mail, which usually takes 3-5 days within the US.
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MEDIUM = Reeds that I use
MEDIUM SOFT = For less experienced players
MEDIUM HARD = For more resistance
Questions about tubes or my gouge/shapes? See here.