Do your clarinet and saxophone reeds squeak all the time? Tom Ridenour’s ATG System can help…

By: DSchwartz
Posted in: Music Teaching

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to perform and you can’t stop your reed from squeaking no matter how much you soak it.

If you live in a dry area, or even a high-altitude location, you may find that your clarinet or saxophone reeds squeak most of the time. This can be due to them being unbalanced.

In part 2 of my interview, Tom talked about a few instances where he was giving workshops in areas that were dry and in high altitudes. Performers were complaining because they could not get their reeds to work properly. Listen to the interview for the rest of the story…

We also talked at length about how some of the great professionals are using the ATG System in all kinds of playing conditions, with great success. Folks like Eddie Daniels, Ricardo Morales (NY Philharmonic), and many others use the ATG System and depend upon it for solid performances day in and out.

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Donna Schwartz
About Donna Schwartz

Donna Schwartz is a public school Band Director, General Music teacher, Jazz Band

Director, Private Teacher and Professional Musician with over 26 years experience.

She was a Jenkins Award, PTA-recognized Teacher of the Year in 2008, and has

had countless students get accepted into All County, All New York State ensembles, as well as USDAN, and Pre-College divisions at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music.

She performs on saxophones in large theatres and festivals, and has performed with Vicci Martinez (Season One Finalist on the hit NBC Series, The Voice) Richie Cannata (saxophonist from Billy Joel's band) and Bobby Rondinelli (from Blue Oyster Cult and Black Sabbath).

Donna has written guest articles for the Association of Music Parents, LIGHT, Practical Home Schooling, the Zoen Network, DANSR and SBO (School Band and Orchestra) Magazine. Her website, has videos and articles for solutions to common performance problems, and she offers Online Video Lessons for beginning musicians.

(The Podcast theme song was composed and arranged by Donna Schwartz.)

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