The goal of this blog is to help oboists make better reeds. I started making reeds when I was 14, and have faced all of the challenges my readers face (probably more). My 10 years as a professional reed maker has given me a unique perspective. I have made thousands of reeds, and they needed to be enjoyed by a wide range of players for my business to survive. This required systems and flexibility. We welcome feedback/different points of view, and are happy to take requests for new topics.