I am Billy, and that cutie is Albert. I am a graduate of the University of Delaware who has been making reeds for myself and others for many years. I wanted to share my ability and reach out to bassoonists and contrabassoonists everywhere by providing affordable, high quality reeds. Being a bassoon player myself I understand how difficult it can be to find reeds online, that are still affordable and reliable.
All reeds are meticulously hand crafted by me with the intent of easy playing, great intonation, and versatility in sound production. The blanks I provide are worked in enough to be playable throughout but still allow for personal adjustments to be made. The finished reeds are all tested by me and made to have a dark, rich sound while still being free and articulate. The contrabassoon reeds are also finished to with the aim of accurate intonation and a rich, vibrant tone that accentuates the gorgeous low sounds of the instrument.
I hope to provide reliable, affordable, and beautiful reeds to bassoon and contrabassoon players everywhere. I know my reeds will give the player a peace of mind, allowing them to focus on other aspects of their playing. I have also given the option of many different colors of thread to help give each reed a more unique and personal quality for the player.
I am currently a K-8 music and band teacher as well as a reed maker, living in Colorado. I am originally from NJ and lived in Arizona for many years. I recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with my masters and I am on to my next adventure!