January 29, 2018

I'm posting these lecture notes for the convenience of the NYCDOE Band directors attending a seminar on woodwind maintenance. 

These are my lecture notes from a clarinet maintenance class I used to give at MSM.  It quickly outlines disassembly and reassembly and some ba...

January 29, 2018

This is a list I put together for the NYCBOE band directors attending a seminar with me.  If anyone else finds it useful that's great! 

Tools and Supplies for Band Directors:


-Culinary Torch –be sure to adjust the flame extra small

-Screwdrivers: 1.8mm and 2.5m...

November 1, 2017

 I recently had to buy my son a larger violin.  We were borrowing one from his teacher, and it was time to move up a size.  I had no idea where to start and was reliant upon the trust and good name of a local high-end string specialist to guide me in making the right d...

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