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. 

My Story

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.