To take participants through the art of oboe reed making from tying-on gouged and shaped cane to all aspects of scraping, hopefully resulting in a reed that plays.
Fee: £84 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 21/R32
Booking for Members opens at 9am on Friday 14 May 2021.
Non-Member and online booking opens at 9am on Friday 18 June 2021.
For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here.
What is the course about?
Adrian Rowlands, Professor of Reed Making at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, returns to Benslow Music for another course devoted to the subtle, but critically important, art of reed making. This day course offers the chance for oboe players to discover the secrets of the craft and whatever your standard of playing, you can be confident that the knowledge and skills you acquire will improve your sound. The course begins at 10am and finishes at 5pm with a break for lunch. Participants are required to bring their own reed making tools (a detailed list will be made available to applicants).
What will we cover?
All aspects of oboe reed making.
What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…
To produce an oboe reed that, hopefully, will play.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous experience or knowledge required
How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?
The course will be conducted in group format with occasional one-to-one instruction. It is advisable to take notes and no preparation is necessary.
Will music be provided in advance of the course?
No music necessary.
Is there anything I need to bring?
Participants are required to bring their own reed making tools (a detailed list will be made available to applicants).
What previous participants said about this course…
“Expert knowledge delivered with understanding and patience.”
“Good, clear instructions. Patient and helpful approach.”
“Enjoyed it very much and feel inspired to try making more reeds (even though my first attempt wasn’t particularly successful!)”