Are you happy with your reeds?

Stop living at the mercy of another reed maker and take control over your own reeds.

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 be able to have more control over your own reeds so that you can customize them to your own style of playing and 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.

What makes a good oboe reed?

This course will teach you the following three basic components that make up a good reed. Content will be added on and updated throughout the life of the course.

  • The materials and supplies you use and how well they are maintained.

  • Your scraping technique and knowledge of how a reed is put together. There's over 60 minutes of close-up videos, diagrams, text lessons, and charts included in this course.

  • YOU! Your standards of what a good reed is, your level of awareness of what you want to sound like, your ability to problem solve and good ole' fashioned grit to endure through the learning process.

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. To learn more visit www.woodensinger.com.

Course curriculum

The American Scrape