Bassoon Tools Explained: Part 2 Making Blanks

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! I'm back again to explain the next set of tools a bassoonist should have. At this stage you'll need to have all the tools for maintaining and finishing your reeds as well as these. You'll only need these tools if you're buying your cane already shaped and profiled. If you have a shaper, you can buy pre-profiled and unshaped cane, but I prefer to shape my cane BEFORE it's profiled as there's less of a chance of ruining the shape. Read more [...] Read More

Choosing an Instrument- Piano Edition

For many people, and parent's especially, they're concerned with making sure the student (or themselves) are going to continue to have an interest in learning to play the piano before they fork out thousands of dollars for a piano. This makes sense, and I will never argue it, but please be fully aware of all of your options before you plunk down $99 for that cheesy keyboard with all the "Bells and Whistles." Read more [...] Read More