Are you happy with your reeds?

Take control of your reeds and learn the skills you need to become a better reed maker.

As you become a better oboist your standard of what a good reed is will change. This is an awesome thing! But it also means you will eventually need to raise the standard in your reeds in order to continue to improve as an oboist. In this course I teach reed making from start to finish, giving you the skills you need to make them the way you want them to play.

Course Reviews

  • Wonderful Reed Making Course

    Ezequiel Navarro

    I love this course! It truly is an amazing course that covers everything about reed making. This course goes step by step teaching you how to make reeds. I love the fact that I can go at my own pace. I would definitely recommend this to any o...

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    I love this course! It truly is an amazing course that covers everything about reed making. This course goes step by step teaching you how to make reeds. I love the fact that I can go at my own pace. I would definitely recommend this to any oboe player.

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Instructor

  • Jennifer Stucki

    Jennifer Stucki

    University of Wyoming, Oboe Faculty

    Jennifer Stucki is the oboe instructor at the University of Wyoming and maintains an active freelance career that includes soloing, orchestra and chamber ensemble work, and organizing various collaborative arts projects. A resident of Boulder, Colorado she has performed with the Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony and other regional orchestras. Additionally she has performed with a wide variety of ensembles as an active freelancer in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more visit www.woodensinger.com.

Course curriculum

The American Scrape

  • 1
    A Perfect Blank: Tying on Your Reeds
  • 2
    Knife Sharpening
    • Knife Safety
    • The Anatomy of a Reed Knife FREE PREVIEW
    • Diagram of the Knife
    • Sharpening Equipment
    • Sharpening Equipment
    • Sharpening Demo with Stones
    • Sharpening with Crock Sticks
    • More Notes on Sharpening Stones
    • Short Quiz!
    • Questions or Comments on Sharpening Equipment or Techniques
  • 3
    The Basic American Scrape
  • 4
    Adjusting Your Reeds: Part 1
  • 5
    Adjusting Your Reeds: Part 2
    • Playing Tests - Intuition vs. Analyzing FREE PREVIEW
    • Playing Tests - Checking for Response
    • Playing Tests - Stability and Intonation
    • Playing Tests - Flexibility and Tone Issues
    • Developing Intuition and Problem-Solving Skills
    • Short Quiz
    • Questions or Comments on Adjusting
  • 6
    Fixing Difficult Reed Problems, Charts & Logs
    • Hard and Flat Reeds
    • Soft and Sharp Reeds
    • How to Use the Adjustment Chart
    • Adjustment Chart
    • How to Use the Reed Log
    • Reed Log
  • 7
    Cane Processing: Shaping Your Cane
    • Introduction to Shaping & Supplies
    • Shaping Supplies
    • Shaping Demonstration
    • Shaper Tip Information
  • 8
    Cane Processing: Preparing Your Cane to Gouge
    • Cane Processing: Introduction and Supplies
    • Gouging Supplies
    • Cane Selection
    • All About Cane
    • Cane Diameter Diagram
    • Splitting and Cutting Your Cane to Length
  • 9
    Cane Processing: Gouging with the Innoledy Gouging Machine
    • Setting Up the Innoledy Gouger
    • Gouging Demonstration
    • Notes on Gouging with the Innoledy Gouger