Meet Your Reed Maker

Kathy Sheinhouse, Reed Maker and Business Owner

Kathy received her musical training at Juilliard and Oberlin Conservatory, studying with Lois Wann and James Caldwell- with additional  influences from some of America's most premier artists (Lucarelli, 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 to give back to the community.  She is now mostly retired from playing and focuses on her reed making business and learning piano (which is musically demanding but less physically strenuous).


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.



Business Philosophy


We have chosen a business model that keeps us small, highly focused, hands-on and relationship focused.  We know that this is a winning formula for our customers.  We don't want to take even a half step away from hands-on production in pursuit of a full-service menu.  This is the only way manage what can be fickle materials so that we can properly certify our finished reed and processed cane products. 


We would be thrilled to partner with you to help you to sound your best, express yourself musically, and pursue your own extraordinary musical life.  In return for your trust, we promise to: be here when you need us (including e-mail and telephone access); make reeds that meet or exceed your expectations (with satisfaction guarantees);  give you the most customized result possible based on the information you provide us; and ship your order within 3-5 days which requires less  lead time from you to plan for your important events and everyday needs.