Good Reasons to play multiple woodwind instruments
• enjoyment of the different instruments
• to make yourself more marketable
- musicals/broadway shows
- orchestras (mainly primary/secondary instrument doubling)
Good oboe reeds are one of three elements (i.e. a good instrument, a good teacher, and good reeds) that are essential for oboe students to progress properly. Bad oboe reeds allow the student to play in a way that more easily develops bad habits that will last for years into the future. Good reeds result in less frustration for the student that practices correctly.
Machine Made vs. Handmade Reeds
Tools to make reeds and their cost
Skill to make reeds and their cost
I first met Claude in the summer of 1984 at his CG Brass Camp. I was immediately struck by his encouraging and positive attitude. He believed anyone could become a great player and accomplish what others said were only for a gifted few. He showed how all the great players played the same way in regards to fundamentals (i.e. defined as The Seven Basic Items) and that it could done by anyone.
I began private lessons with him on July 24, 1984 at age 16. I studied consistently over the next ten years and eventually became one of the staff at the CG Brass Camp.
Harry Kim will be a featured artist at the National Trumpet Competition. Harry will be doing a unique multimedia presentation on Life Lessons As a Musician that will be practical for anyone aspiring to a rewarding career. Also, Harry and Rick Baptist will be playing a concert with the United States Navy Band Commodores. Then, Harry Kim and Rick Baptist will do a panel discussion about the music business.
Greenville County Youth Orchestra (GCYO) is now the name that encompasses two youth orchestras named the Young Artist Orchestra (previously GCYO) and The Philharmonic (The Phil) that take place at the Fine Arts Center, which is part of the Greenville County School District.
Claude Gordon Selmer Bb, Serial #495, with Bob Reeves Valve Alignment
Name • Instrument • Notes
Gordon Ait • Trumpet
Frank Abrahamson •
Bryan Adams •
Jerry Adams •
Jim Adams •
Roberts Alberts •
Burt Alexander •
Tim Allen •
Brad Allison •
Herb Alpert • Trumpet • Unknown number of lessons
Anne Marie Anderson •
Bob Anderson • Trumpet
Dennis Anderson • Trumpet
Manny Angel •
Jeff Apmadoc •
Charles Armiger •
Brad Astalos •
Carl Azavedo •
Dave Bacon • Trumpet • possible and was on waiting list
Dave Banks • Trumpet