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I used to make bad reeds but...

with a method to stick to and clear guidelines on how to organize simple reed making tasks, oboe reed stress is a thing of the past. My workshops are experiential and informative with an emphasis on efficiency in reed making and an increase in success rate.

Beginner workshop

For oboists with limited reed making experience
After attending, you can expect to be confidently tying on consistently well-­‐‑constructed reeds and rough scraping to a high standard. You will have learnt details about cane, staples and shapes. You will feel comfortable with knife handling and I guarantee you will be producing airtight reed blanks. You will also cover knife maintenance.

Intermediate workshop

For oboists confident with tying on reeds
Building on the Beginner workshop this deals with scraping reeds in detail, and works towards finishing off reeds for use. A more intense focus on knife technique will lead to a balanced heart and tip, and even smooth knife stokes ensure a free blowing reed.

Intermediate workshop

Workshop Date Time Venue Available Places
Beginner 10th Feb 2015 9.30-17.00 Brighton 1
Beginner 21st March 2015 9.30-17.00 Brighton 6
Beginner 30th March 2015 9.30-17.00 Brighton FULL
Beginner 31st March 2015 9.30-17.00 Brighton 6
Intermediate 2nd April 2015 9.30-17.00 Brighton 8

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Workshop fee £110

Limited to 8 students per workshop. All workshops include 10 gouged and shaped canes and detailed take away instruction books.

Reed Kit £85

Partnering with Howarth's we can include a reed making kit for the workshop. (Gregson 5 knife, mandrel, and 2 plaques) A saving over 10% on advertised prices.