"Aria Double Reeds is the best! Ari, one of the owners, is a professional bassoonists who is very familiar with the many bassoons he carries in his shop. Because I was buying from out of state, Ari took the time to listen to what I needed in an instrument, what level I was, etc. and helped me choose a beautiful and reasonably price Fox bassoon. Ari and his co-owner oboist wife, Julia, permit week long trials with their instruments. They make the shipping very easy and were in touch with me every step of the way. They are an extremely honest and trustworthy couple. It was a pleasure ordering a bassoon through them. I highly recommend their shop!!
"Aria Double Reeds was fantastic with answering our questions quickly and knowledgeably. They shipped our trial oboe the same day we called. It was a very nice oboe, better than the other options at the price point we were shopping, and perfect for my son."
"I have been enjoying my new Fox 680 very much! It is comfortable and predictable to play, and I have received many compliments on how its big, even sound fills the hall in solo, chamber music and orchestral settings. My fellow musicians say they have an easy time blending with it and matching it too." - Kristin Wolfe Jensen, world-renowned performer and teacher.
"I purchased a Fox 260 model from you last July and after a year I can say that I am very pleased with the bassoon! I played principle on Scheherazade, The Planets, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Many people were impressed with the sound quality and power of the instrument. So again, I thank you very much for selling such a quality bassoon." - Masters Degree student in Texas.
Double or Nothing Reeds - handmade oboe, english horn, oboe d'amore, and bassoon reeds and accessories.
The Reedmaker Reed Shop - Kerry Willingham's Annapolis-based reed shop. Check him out.
TrevCo-Varner Music - A great resource for double reed music.
CM Reeds - A former classmate of ours at the University of Michigan. Christine is a fabulous performer and expert reed-maker.
Fox Products - a manufacturer of the finest bassoons, contrabassoons, oboes and English horns in the world.
"I can't thank you enough for this opportunity you have given me. I also just found out I am playing principal bassoon for our orchestra's performance of Ravel's Bolero and I'm so glad I have the perfect horn for the solos!"