Reed making is a social activity! Sign up for my weekly Reed Club, my upcoming Zero to Reedmaker beginner course, or my live summer Oboe Reed Boot Camp.
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Oboe Reed Boot Camp$495.00 – $695.00
Oboe Reed Boot Camp is an intensive weekend 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!
ORBC August 14-15, 2021 9-5
EXTROBOE August 13 12-8, Aug 14 9-8, August 15 9-5
PLEASE NOTE. This is a LIVE, IN PERSON experience. We will be taking COVID protocols and social distancing into account, but we will be indoors and this experience is group based and we will be playing oboes together. At this time, only FULLY VACCINATED people will be allowed to enroll, and we will ask for proof of COVID vaccine. If this won’t work for you, I invite you to look at my ONLINE reedmaking course, Zero to Reedmaker, or to consider joining us live in 2022.
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.
Zero to Reedmaker$529.00 – $908.00
Zero To Reedmaker is an online course which helps 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.
This six-week course begins with emailed video lessons on January 30, 2021. 90-minute live classes will be held on Tuesdays, and recorded for rewatching.
Registration closes January 24.
Basic course $529 – includes 3 dozen pieces of consistent, high-quality shaped cane and 15 staples, a $165 value.
VIP level $799 – 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!
Warm Up Your Warmup$96.00
Inspiring SPRINGTIME warmup sessions! Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10 am EDT, live on Zoom. We will go through some Long Tone Meditations, some scale work, and some sightreading, ALL safe and socially distanced, all with modifications built in for the level that you are at. All are welcome. (APOLOGIES to my West Coast friends! I know it’s early. If you can’t join us live I can have replays in your inbox by 12:00 EST)
May 10-21, 2021
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!
Join us for the next four Mondays! Or read on for a discounted longer-term option!
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.