The Schmitt Music Sax Shop is proud to host a presentation with Theo Wanne, master mouthpiece designer, on Saturday, August 17th from 1PM to 3PM at Schmitt Music Brooklyn Center – free and open to the public!
Join Theo Wanne and The Sax Shop team for a 2-hour presentation on the history of saxophone mouthpiece design and manufacturing, a look in to what mouthpieces the legends played, why mouthpieces sound the way they do, how manufacturing as evolved, and more! Plus, you’ll have a chance to try any one of his entire range of amazing mouthpieces – a full selection of Theo Wanne mouthpieces on hand – so bring your saxophone!
Theo Wanne is the foremost expert on vintage and new mouthpiece design. Theo is one of the few living mouthpiece refacing masters. Mouthpiece Refacing is the art of modifying a saxophone mouthpiece to get a desired effect. Any musician can hand Theo his or her mouthpiece, tell him their desired sound, and Theo can modify the mouthpiece to achieve that sound
This is a service he still provides lucky musicians around the world when he gives clinics and talks on mouthpiece design, such as at NAPBIRT in the United States, and internationally in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Africa, Germany, England, The Netherlands, Spain, and Italy.
In the early 2000’s Theo became so well known for his Mouthpiece Refacing that he had a several year backlog and could no longer accept work. This is when he started manufacturing, so he could help more musicians with his innovative designs.
Questions about the workshop? Contact Dave Strong, Schmitt Music Sax Shop Manager, at 763-566-4560 for details.
The mouthpiece is a 6*. Sounds thin and difficult to blow. Would a larger opening be suggested ?