Kathy is a professional oboist and expert oboe reed maker who received her musical training at Juilliard and Oberlin Conservatory, studying with Lois Wann and James Caldwell- with post graduate mentoring from Bert Lucarelli, Virginia Brewer and others. She enjoyed a freelance career where she was a featured soloist with area orchestras and Wind Symphonies, and founded smaller ensembles, including Sirius Wind Quintet.
Kathy also earned masters degrees in business management and counseling psychology and has enjoyed a rich professional life both in and outside music. She prides herself on a strong customer service orientation, precision craftsmanship, and a philosophy of continuous improvement.
I have chosen a business model that keeps us small, highly focused, hands-on and relationship driven. We know that this is a winning formula for our customers because we plan for quality above all else. I focus on products that are supported by our core competences, and that are truly differentiated in the market. This includes: reeds with a bolder professional structure, great cane in the harder end of the continuum; and, used oboes that any pro would want to play, and at very attractive prices.
Here Are Some Of The Things I Care About:
Focus On Quality– All the best, including materials, finished products and even packaging. We put in the time and have the quality controls to stand behind every product we sell.
Customer Service– If you have a question or have a concern you can contact Kathy by e-mail or telephone.
Satisfaction Guarantees– If you are not happy, we will make it right.
Fastest Turnaround In The Business–Usually 3-5 days, and every order comes with an invoice.
Oboe Education- Check out our backlinks and blog with a wealth of information on reed making, oboe centric decision making, general musical development, and much more.
Member of International Double Reed Society (IDRS)