Seattle Symphony season opening-Sep 18-19

Published: Sep 5, 2021  |   Category: Uncategorized

The Seattle Symphony reopens with a pair of free live-streamed concerts on September 18, 6:30 pm and Sep. 19, 12:30.  See for more info.  The concerts will also be broadcast on 98.1 KING-FM, our classical radio station.  The Saturday program includes Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and a newly-commisioned piece.  If you would lik.....Read More

Clarinetissimo Oct. 2, 2021

Published: Aug 30, 2021  |   Category: Uncategorized

"We're LIVE! Announcing Clarinettissimo 21: October 2, noon-9pm at SPU. Vendors,Workshop, Master-Classes, Concert! .....Read More

ClarinetFest - all of July, free!

Published: Jul 9, 2021  |   Category: Uncategorized

ClarinetFest is this month, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 9 to July 31.  Everything is free and online.  You can see concerts and lectures at More

Backun mouthpieces

Published: Apr 19, 2020  |   Category: Uncategorized

Backun, an instrument maker in Canada, makes great products.  I recommend he Backun Alpha mouthpiece for young players, and the Vocalise G mouthpiece for later.  I do not recommend any of the crystal mouthpieces or synthetic reeds. More

Fobes Mouthpieces

Published: Apr 19, 2020  |   Category: Uncategorized

Highly recommended mouthpieces.  I recommend 1. Beginners - Fobes Debut.  It is said to be significantly better than the mouthpieces that come with a student clarinet.  2. Mid-level - Fobes Nova mouthpiece. 3. Serious advanced players - Fobes San Francisco.  Purchase at: More

Union Hill Winds is on Facebook

Published: Sep 16, 2017  |   Category: Uncategorized

Union Hill Winds in Redmond, Washington is a combination of my clarinet studio and woodwind repair by John Werth, certified band instrument repair technician.  Please follow Union Hill Winds on Facebook, for student recognition, clarinet events and interesting repair c.....Read More