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Rico Reserve, D'Addario Showcase and Clinic

Please join us for a “Rico Reserve Mouthpiece & Reed Showcase and Clinic,” presented by Krista Weiss – FREE!

This clinic will focus on several newly released products from D’Addario Woodwinds and show how the right equipment setup can enable any clarinet or saxophone player to perform with an ease of response, even tone, and good intonation.

When it comes to mouthpieces, finding the right facing is key. This clinic will cover the concept of mouthpiece facings and demonstrate the three new Reserve clarinet mouthpieces available from D’Addario as well as the brand new Select Jazz mouthpiece for alto sax.

We’ll also include a segment on the completely redesigned Reserve clarinet and alto sax reeds and include tips on reed selection, care, and storage. A variety of other D’Addario accessories will also be featured, including ligatures, neck straps and mouthpiece patches, all of which have been designed to simplify the life of any clarinetist or saxophonist.

Seating is limited, so please contact us to RSVP:

Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 PM: Schmitt Music Edina

Please RSVP to save your seat! Call 612-238-9930 or to RSVP online.

Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 PM: Schmitt Music Roseville

Please RSVP to save your seat! Call 651-636-0801 or to RSVP online.

Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 PM: Schmitt Music Minnetonka

Please RSVP to save your seat! Call 952-546-0555 or to RSVP online.

D’Addario Clinic Product Showcase includes:


  • Reserve Clarinet Mouthpiece – XO
  • Reserve Clarinet Mouthpiece – X5
  • Reserve Clarinet Mouthpiece – X1O
  • Select Jazz Mouthpiece (alto) – D5M

  • Rico Ligature (nickel)
  • H-Ligature (gold and silver)
  • Rico cap

  • Reserve Reeds (Bb Clarinet)
  • Reserve Classic Reeds (Bb Clarinet)
  • Reserve Reeds (alto)

  • Multi-instrument Reed Storage Case
  • Reed Vitalizer Kit
  • Reserve Vitalizer Single Packs
  • Mouthpiece patches
  • Padded Saxophone Neckstrap

Krista WeissKrista Weiss is freelance clarinetist and a Reserve Method Clinician for D’Addario Woodwinds. Through her work with D’Addario, Ms. Weiss has traveled to dozens of schools across the Midwest to give clinics on clarinet fundamentals and equipment. She also currently serves as principal clarinet of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and second clarinet of the Richmond Indiana Symphony. An active freelancer, Ms. Weiss has recently performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Opera, South Bend Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and New World Symphony in Miami, Florida. Ms. Weiss also enjoys a career as a studio musician and has performed in dozens of recordings for the Hal Leonard Corporation.

Ms. Weiss spent four summers at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she served as both the E-Flat and B-Flat fellow and studied under Joaquin Valdepeñas and Burt Hara. In addition to her time in Aspen, Ms. Weiss has spent summers performing with the National Repertory Orchestra, Chautauqua Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, and Marrowstone Music Festival. Ms. Weiss attended Indiana University, where she received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance as a student of Eli Eban. During the 2010-2011 academic year she served as the clarinet instructor at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, teaching a full studio of undergraduate and graduate students and performing with the ISU Faculty Woodwind Quintet. In addition to her college teaching experience, Ms. Weiss enjoys teaching clarinetists of all ages and abilities and maintains a private studio in the Cincinnati area.

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