Here is a set of 13 videos that I did in my shop, for Andreas Eastman and Eastman Winds, and others that have been added and more will be added. So please stop by every once in a while. I highly endorse the Eastman brand and especially the highest quality of reeds, that great 52nd St. sax and the fabulous new Haynes flutes which are the new standard of the flute market.

These videos are not a tutorial on the technique of woodwind playing, but rather an introduction of thoughts about playing, that you might not have considered, or discussed with a teacher. The earlier you can understand and< implement this information, the faster your development will be, because your job of learning will be made easier.

Needless to say, these videos are only touching "the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to all of the knowledge required to understand the art of music, along with woodwind mouthpieces, clarinet barrels and bells, and ligatures, the usual aftermarket additions for any advanced woodwind musician. I think, however, that each video will give you enough new information to improve your knowledge and development as a musician.

It's my hope that these videos will also act as a catalyst for action on your part, in learning more about the subject matter proffered and of course we would appreciate your business if the messages are meaningful to you.

These videos can be enhanced if you will take the time to read the articles I have written and add to several times a year. Simply select the Article tab on this website.

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1 Practicing

2 Listening by Mike Vaccaro

3 Mouthpiece Professionals by Mike Vaccaro

4 Parts of a Woodwind Mouthpiece by Mike Vaccaro

5 Purpose of a Mouthpiece by Mike Vaccaro

6 How to Select a Mouthpiece by Mike Vaccaro

7 Reed Basics by Mike Vaccaro

8 Reed Concepts by Mike Vaccaro

9 Reed Adjustment by Mike Vaccaro

10 Ligatures by Mike Vaccaro

11 Purpose of Ligatures by Mike Vaccaro

12 Barrels and Bells by Mike Vaccaro

13 Questions Answered by Mike Vaccaro

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Additional Videos - Miscellaneous

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