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Are you interested in learning how to make your own oboe reeds from scratch? Maybe you're a reed maker who feels stuck with sub-par reeds and can't figure out why? Or perhaps there are significant gaps in your reed making knowledge. Whether a beginner with no experience or someone who has made reeds for years, this camp is for you!

Experience a burst of concentrated time spent on furthering reed making skills to enliven, inspire and educate your advancement in the craft.

Focus on knife skills, technique and sharpening; cane selection (dealing with soft/hard cane), diagnosing and troubleshooting reed issues, mindset of the fruitful reed maker, a focus on being the most flexible oboist and reed maker in order to get the most enjoyment out of your musical life.



Instruction Breakdown

This estimate is at $40/hour, a competitive price for private instruction.

Supplies Breakdown

This is a modest estimate that you'd only use 15 staples and pieces of shaped cane during the three days of camp. So this estimate could easily be higher in actuality.

Then Consider...

Your instructor has 20 years experience making oboe reeds and currently produces about 1,000 reeds a year. That's a lot of reed making.  Then consider the percentage of relief you'll feel once you can start making your own reeds work better for you. 

The Deets

Dates:  July 10-12, 2019

Time:  Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 - 4:30PM

Location: Bjorklund Reedworks, 3rd Floor, Berry United Methodist Church,  4754 N Leavitt Street Chicago, IL 60625

Included: All oboe cane, cork staples and tying thread are included in the registration price.

Price: $200

Limited admission to the first 12 registrants!

Don't even worry about bringing your own cane and staples, it's all included!

2018 Camp Testimonials