The Oboe Reed Master Series
This is fantastic new way to dive deep into the reed making questions that have always baffled you. Ask the expert!
This is a 10-session series, live and interactive in the JK Reed Making Zoom Reed Room. You learn from the world’s top reed making experts.
Each expert will be joining twice with several weeks between the two sessions. This gives you a chance to digest the topic and try things out so that you can return to the second session to share your own results, ask more specific questions and dive even deeper into the topic.
Please note: The Oboe Reed Master Series is included in the Dynamic Reed Maker Program
Introducing burning reed topics and their
Oboe Reed Masters (subject to change):
Do you want to work directly with the Oboe Reed Masters? Now you can!
Here’s how it works
The 2020 Oboe Reed Master Series
After signing up you will receive an email with instructions and a link for the Zoom Reed Room. There are 10 sessions altogether, one per week, usually on Thursdays.
Each of the Oboe Reed Masters will be available for two 1-hour long sessions. You will have several weeks after the master’s first session to experiment, try out and hone new techniques and integrate new ideas. When the same master returns for the second session you are ready to share your results, ask more questions and go even deeper into the topics.
Further Program Information
- Each session is a live and interactive Zoom session which take place on a rotating schedule to accommodate various time zones of the masters and participants all over the world. Replays are available in a private Facebook Group if you miss the live sessions. (Please note: replays are not available with single session bookings.)
- The Zoom sessions are interactive and in real time. You can bring your questions and engage the master and the other participants in reed discussions.
- The culture of the JK Double Reed Making Zoom Reed Room has three simple rules:
- Be kind
- Be generous
- Go first
What you need to participate
You will need a computer, laptop or mobile device with camera, microphone and speakers, stable internet connection and reed making supplies and materials or access to a reed making supplier.
Be inspired! Make fantastic oboe reeds!
The Oboe Reed Master Series is part of The Dynamic Reed Maker Program. This is a 10 week group coaching program designed to guide you into new dimensions of competence for confident oboe reed making.
The Dynamic Reed Maker provides you with skill development practices, accountability, support and best of all, direct access to some of the world’s best reed makers. This is the perfect program if you know how you want to feel and how you want to sound when you play the oboe.
Agility, Eloquence, Delight
Praised as “delightful and so refreshing” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Jeanine Krause performs on oboes and recorders with orchestras and as a soloist in Germany, the USA and worldwide. Jeanine holds degrees from St. Olaf College in Minnesota, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Peter-Cornelius-Konservatorium in Mainz and pursued doctoral work in historical performance practice at Boston University. Born in the USA, Jeanine lives in Germany.
Find out if the Dynamic Reed Maker program is right for you.
You are eligible for discounts if you bring a friend/colleague and if you are a member of the IDRS (International Double Reed Society)
Is The Oboe Reed Master Series right for me?
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m a professional/amateur/beginning reed maker.
The Oboe Reed Master Series is designed for experienced reed makers. If you have a solid sense of sound on your instrument and have the basic skills and equipment for making oboe reeds and are looking to deepen your skill and knowledge, this is a great resource for you.
I play the American long scrape/European short scrape/historical oboes.
I have been conscientious in choosing experts for the Oboe Reed Masters Series to dive very deep into the burning reed issues which are universal. The masters also represent different scraping style preferences including the long scrape, the short scrape and historical reed making techniques.
I am new at oboe playing and reed making. Should I sign up?
This series is not for beginners. However, as long as you have a solid sense of sound, know how you want to feel when you play the oboe, can tie a blank independently and have basic knife skills, you will be able to participate and learn.
I’ve been making reeds independently for many years and want to hone my skills.
Yes! Absolutely. I have created this series just for you. You will be able to dive very deep into those topics that are yet mysterious.
I am a professional/amateur oboist.
For three years now, I have been interviewing reed makers at all levels, professional, amateur, hobbyists, young and old. It has been my experience that all of us confront exactly the same reed issues. I’ve designed this series to serve the interests of oboists who make their own reeds, regardless of your age, gender and whether you consider yourself professional or amateur. If you are a life-long learner and have a concept of the sound you want to make on an oboe and how you want to feel when you make it, this is the right course for you.
How much time will I need to invest?
Each week you will have access to one 60 min Oboe Reed Master live session. The times of these live sessions will be set on a rotating schedule to accommodate time zones of the masters and the participants all over the world. The sessions usually take place on Thursdays. You will have access to all live session replays to view at your leisure. Beyond these scheduled sessions, you determine freely how much time you spend on your individual reed making.
Am I eligible for a discount?
You are eligible for a discount on your registration fee if you are already an IDRS member or if you join now. If you recommend this course to a friend or colleague and that oboist signs up, you receive an additional 20% reduction to your fee. Additional discounts may apply if you received a code through other JK Reed Making events.
May I pay in the course fee in installments?
Please contact me to discuss the possibility of setting up an alternative payment plan that fits your situation.
I’ve never used Zoom before, I’m worried it won’t work.
Zoom is free and very easy to use. Once you sign up, I will send you instructions and a link. If you use a laptop or computer, all you need to do is click the link. If you use a mobile device such as a phone or tablet, you will first need to down load the Zoom Conferencing app, then click the link. Zoom is a wonderful tool and user friendly.
Still not sure?
Click the button and use registration form to book a discovery call with Jeanine. Find out if The Oboe Reed Master Series is a good fit for your needs and interests.