Build Your Reed Business Workshop


For many musicians, a portfolio career, made up of multiple income streams, is the secret to a comfortable, flexible creative life.

As a reedmaker, you are holding this key right in your hand (in the form of a double hollow ground knife!)

Are you longing for more money in your pocket every month? Are you feeling frustrated and limited by the gig scene?

A Reed Business might be the answer!

Do you feel overwhelmed at the idea of selling reeds?  Are your reeds even good enough?  What will people think?  After all, you came into this field to make MUSIC, not run a business…

I can help you. 

In these four 90 minute workshops, I’ll help YOU to get started with your own reed business. How do you want to do this? What platforms, what pricing, how do you market, how do you keep it from taking over your life?

Classes are Thursdays at 12pm ET. They will be recorded.

  • October 6, 2022: Money
  • October 13: Systems
  • October 20: Marketing
  • October 27: Open Coaching, Grab Bag

For even more support, you can add on four weeks of Voxer support to pick my brain at any time and get my responses promptly.

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In my early twenties, I was a good player, but I did not have an orchestra job. I was making things work with a day job selling tickets and a few gigs here and there and a couple of students. And by “work” I mean that I could get my half of the rent paid each month for my teeny apartment and I could eat, but I had no health insurance and no retirement savings and my car was held together with duct tape. In other words, every dollar counted, and selling ten reeds a week for a hundred dollars or so was a HUGE benefit to me. 

NOW, the reed business I started as a sideline brings in $8000-$10000 per month in top line revenue. It gives me a stable platform from which to continue pursuing my artistic goals. (Not for nothing, I always have a reed to play on!)  And my entire entrepreneurial journey started with selling reeds. 

What would it mean to YOU to have an extra $200 a month? Or an extra thousand? Or an extra eight? 

If you are a bassoonist, oboist, or clarinetist, and you can ALREADY MAKE REEDS (this is not a reedmaking course), whether you already have a tiny business that needs a booster shot or whether you have no idea how to even start?

I can help you!

Truly, this is not complicated, and you can figure it out for yourself.  But how much faster might you be able to go with someone holding your hand, someone helping you to craft your emails and your systems and assuring you that you are doing it right?  If it feels scary, if you could use the support of someone who has BEEN THERE, if you would like my eyes on your first efforts and on your work?

Why are you hesitating? Join me for these four October classes. I believe that you can make back the tuition within a month.   I want to empower you to start a business that pays you real money and takes care of you.

What I am offering here is not available anywhere else. I have a deep understanding of reeds, of reed businesses, and I’ll be there in every class to answer your questions and help you get ready.

  • October 6, 2022: Money
  • October 13: Systems
  • October 20: Marketing
  • October 27: Open Coaching, Grab Bag

Looking for even more support? You can add on four weeks of private Voxer access – ask me questions at any time throughout October and I’ll respond within 24 hours (often instantly!) You can show me links or posts (or reeds, even) and I’ll keep you on track!