I sell the bassoon reeds that I make. These are exactly the same as those I use. For more information, please click here.
During this time of uncertainty, I am continuing to sell reeds and continue to disinfect them as usual. At the moment, neither I nor anyone in my household is showing any symptoms of Covid-19. If you order any reeds from me at the moment, I shall enclose a note saying when I last handled them and I would recommend that when you receive them you quarantine them for seven days. Meanwhile, if I start to become unwell, I shall get in touch immediately.
In the Summer of 2017 I retired after twenty-one years as second bassoon at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London). Before that, I spent seventeen years at ENO.
Although I have left the ROH I am still continuing to make reeds.
On this website, you’ll find my reflections on playing the bassoon (in particular second bassoon) and the world of music in general. It might be of interest to bassoon students, teachers, amateurs and fellow professionals. Although this site is U.K. based, I hope there is something here for those from elsewhere.