Skill – Mindset – Experience
Resources for Oboists Achieving Intense Musical Expression
JK Studio is place to gather and learn and explore.
Learning oboe and reed making is comparable to learning a language. Of course, you can do it alone but you’ll plumb the real nuances when you enter into conversation and exchange. With dedicated practice and plenty of interaction, it takes three years to become independent and even then, a conscientious artist will spend a lifetime honing nuances and expanding vocabulary. For this reason, growth is best practiced and learned in the context of a community in which one can benefit from the collective skill, mindset and experience.
Oboe Reed Making
“The seedy underbelly of oboe playing” is how a friend of mine and fellow musician refers to that critical aspect of our artistry: reed making. We have the unique opportunity to fashion our unique mouthpieces out of a small, paper thin piece of the mysterious and beautiful grass called arundo donax.
Often reed making sessions focus on teaching skills. This is because skills are easy to teach but they can be very hard to learn. It is for this reason, I approach reed making holistically. Balancing skill development with mindset while cultivating awareness of valuable experience leads more directly to miracle reeds and the freedom to achieve intense musical expression.
ALL of the JK Studio & Reed Making courses and workshops are INTERACTIVE. For prerecorded video material and other resources, visit my Facebook Page JK Reed Making. Be sure to subscribe to the JK Studio & Reed Making Newsletter. I’ll keep you up to date on upcoming programs, invite you to free training sessions and share valuable information pertaining to reeds and reed making. This newsletter comes to you SOLELY on a permission basis and you may unsubscribe at any time.
I am Jeanine Krause. I offer training in my studio, online and out in the world which gives oboists the unique opportunity to go very deep and enjoy built-in, long-term accountability and build their networking relationships while making the journey. This allows us the luxury to problem solve collectively and also to celebrate our reed making wins together, no matter how big or small.
Reed Making Programs
Wolfram Schweickhardt, oboist and Bach enthusiast, speaks about his experience with JK Reed Making.