Complete Overhauls and Repairs

Soprano and Harmony Clarinets

Now located in Knoxville, TN


The foundation of my shop is craftsmanship and precision. After many years in the business, I continue to make a concerted effort to develop the exacting hand skills and unique tools essential for this craft. I love what I do and learn something new every day. Major clarinet players and their students are my customers.

Years of work at the manufacturing level and a wealth of bench experience have enabled me to handle literally thousands of clarinets. I know the instrument's mechanical and acoustical properties from a practical as well as artistic point of view, and translate that knowledge into an instrument that just feels "right" when it comes from my shop.

Over 49 years of experience in repair and manufacturing

Studied repair with W. Hans Moennig during the summers of 1974 and 1975

Supervisor of Woodwind Quality Control, 1982-1985 at Boosey & Hawkes-Buffet Crampon, New York

Quality Control Consultant, 1982 at Buffet Crampon, Mantes, France

Three years in all phases of oboe fabrication, Fox Products Corporation, South Whitley, Indiana

Course work in machine tool technology, drafting and industrial processes

Clarinetist - B.A. in Music, Otterbein University, with graduate work in Performance at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music