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July 18, 2019

Next week at ClarinetFest, the clarinet world is in for a special treat! William Hudgins (Principal Clarinet of Boston Symphony Orchestra) and Catherine Hudgins will be premiering SPIRIT: Concerto for Two Clarinets and Orchestra by Daniel Crozier. In the words of Compo...

September 29, 2017

I first met Sean Perrin, the host and founder of Clarineat: The Clarinet Podcast, at ClarinetFest 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. We've been wanting to do this interview for quite some time, and we finally got the opportunity to chat via Skype earlier this month. Sean asked...

July 24, 2017

The O-rings on your Behn mouthpieces are very easy to remove and install as needed. Please check out the video below for a demonstration.

July 24, 2017

Behn-manufactured mouthpieces feature O-rings intead of cork tenons. Instead of lubricating the mouthpiece tenon, we recommend that you lube your barrel's socket. Any lubrication will work, but we like Carl Sawicki's cork grease the best.

Check out this short video demo...

July 24, 2017

There are many advantages of O-ring tenons over cork tenons. Cork dampens resonance whereas O-rings create a more efficient transfer of energy. They are inexpensive, readily available, and easy to replace for fit. No longer do you need to pay $10-$20 to replace a tenon...

July 22, 2017

It was fun to be interviewed by Kristen Denny Chambers earlier this week! We discussed my sound concept and teaching strategies, as well as mouthpieces and newest Behn clarinet products. Many thanks to Kristen for the invitation to chat!

July 18, 2017

Keeping your mouthpiece clean and away from harmful UV rays will enable a longer life of optimum performance. Check out my video to learn how to safely store your mouthpiece after playing and swabbing.

July 18, 2017

Some people have suggested that swabbing a mouthpiece can cause harm; the swab can act as an abrasive and over time it can cause the internals of the mouthpiece to change. I disagree. With a high quality swab and proper technique, you should feel confident that you are...

January 6, 2017

A new year can be a great time to get a fresh start on many things...including your mouthpiece! To clean the calcified residue that builds up over time on your mouthpiece, there is a very easy and inexpensive solution.

November 11, 2016

Recently, I was honored to be interviewed by Ed Joffe for his Woodwind Legacy Series. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the in-depth discussion on sound, design, and mouthpiece concepts, and to talk a little about our newest products.

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