obonik is your source for handmade oboe reeds and English horn reeds made in Phoenix, Arizona.
Reeds Made Simple
Welcome to obonik. Here you will find a simple way to purchase handmade oboe and English Horn reeds. Each reed is made to the highest standards, using only the best materials available. I hand make each reed myself. My reeds have a beautiful tone plus total functionality.
Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I began playing oboe at a young age. After many years of private lessons, I attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where I received my Bachelors degree in Oboe Performance. I gained my Master's at Arizona State University. Since then, I have been playing, teaching and making reeds in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. I play professionally with the Phoenix Opera, sub with the Phoenix symphony, and Arizona Opera. I also play in many smaller orchestras and chamber groups throughout the valley and state. I have a wonderful studio of oboe students and keep very busy making lots of oboe and English Horn reeds.