The foundation of my shop is craftsmanship and precision. After many years in this business, I continue to make a concerted effort to develop the exacting hand skills essential for this craft. In addition, I have chosen to make major investments in precise Austrian machinery, high-tech tooling and computerized design equipment to help provide state-of-the-art service in repairs and modifications. I make my own pads for every application as well as many one-of-a-kind tools, learn something new every day, and really love what I do. Major orchestral woodwind players and their students are my customers.
  • Over forty years of experience in repair and manufacturing
  • Studied repair with W. Hans Moennig, Philadelphia, during summers of 1974 and 1975
  • Supervisor of Woodwind Quality Control, 1982 through 1985 at Boosey & Hawkes-Buffet Crampon, New York
  • Quality Control Consultant, 1982 at Buffet Crampon, Mantes, France
  • Three years experience in all phases of oboe fabrication, Fox Products Corporation, Indiana
  • Clarinetist - BA in Music, Otterbein College with graduate work in performance at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
  • Course work in machine tool technology, drafting, and industrial processes
  • CAD (Computer Assisted Design) experience with equipment and software in shop for designing specialty tools and parts